Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Toasted-Coconut Custard Tart

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was selected by Beryl of Cinemon Girl. She picked the Toasted-Coconut Custard Tart, which is a delicious coconut cream tart. You’ll definitely want this recipe and you can find it on Beryl’s blog. You can also check out the how the other Tuesdays with Dorie bakers fared with this recipe. Oh man, this was good. You really want to make this one!

This recipe uses Dorie’s sweet tart dough, which is my favorite pastry to make. I think that pastry can be a bit fussy. The sweet tart dough is foolproof. You make it in the food processor and then press it in the pan. You don’t have to roll it out, which is nice since that always makes such a mess of the kitchen. The crust is filled with coconut custard and topped with whipped cream. I used coconut rum since I had that on hand, and I think it added to the flavor.

Since joining Tuesdays with Dorie, I have made many custards, so I’m getting pretty good at making custard! This one came together perfectly and thickened up so fast. It said to bring it to a boil and boil for a minute before removing from the heat. My custard thickened and boiled almost instantly, so I took it off the heat right away. Nothing’s worse that overcooked custard, so I’m glad I took it off the heat when I did.

I took this to work to celebrate my colleague’s birthday and it was a big hit. I got a lot of compliments about how good this was and I couldn’t agree more. Unfortunately, there wasn’t any left for me to bring home to my husband. That’s ok, since I will have no problem making this one again. It’s really that good. Thanks Beryl, for choosing such a great recipe. This ranks right near the top of my favorite Dorie recipes.

Recipe from Baking from My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan, pages 344 and 345.


Flourchild said...

Im sure it was a big hit at work..it looks incredible! Im glad you enjoyed this recipe. I did too!

Susan said...

My custard did the same thing! I ended up adding milk to it off the burner to thin it down some. Your tart looks great!

Mary said...

Lucky coworkers. I agree...the sweet tart dough is so easy and so worth it.