Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Tuesdays with Dorie: Toasted-Coconut Custard Tart

I'm so glad Beryl of Cinemon Girl picked Toasted-Coconut Custard Tart for TWD this week, but more so that I made it. I wasn't going to because maybe just 2/5 of us like coconut, I love it. After reading the rave reviews in the P&Qs I just had to.

I decided to use my 9" spring form pan* for my crust since I do not have a tart pan, and it came out perfect! I love Dorie's crusts, they are the only ones that have ever turned out for me. I was also happy that I could finally use the frozen egg yolks I had leftover from previous recipes using egg whites. *Yes, freeze your yolks in a freezer bag, and thaw in cool water and they are perfectly fine to use, they may be a different consistency at first, but they'll incorporate fine.

Because we're not liqour people I left out the Rum and also the Coriander (thought I had some, but honestly I would not have added it, seems weird). I just added some extra vanilla.
When making the custard, be warned that once it starts to thicken, it goes quick! Mine took maybe 10 minutes from start. I toasted my coconut on the stove, because I always burn it in the oven. This way I could control the toasting of it. Also, please ignore my over whipped cream, it still tasted good!

I really loved this tart! Dorie is right the ratio to cream to custard in this tart is much better than a big pie. It was perfect! Even day 3 was great. This is another Dorie recipe I will be making again. I would definitely make this for company or potluck, and if you like/love coconut, this recipe is one to try! Head over to Beryl's site to get the recipe.

sharing a piece of this over at Tina's


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8 Lovely Comments:

Susan said...

Looks fabulous! I loved!!! this one. I don't make many coconut recipes because the hubby isn't a big fan, but took one for the team so to speak and made this. So glad I did!

Kimberly Johnson said...

Your tart looks beautiful! I love the piped whipped cream around the edge!

Beryl said...

I loved this too. Oh, and I always over whip my cream but it still tastes delicious. Thanks for baking with me!

Mary Bergfeld said...

This really looks wonderful. You did an amazing job with the challenge. I hope you are having a wonderful day, Rachelle.

Deanna said...

Mmmmm, that tart looks delicious and beautiful. I love the decoration, so light and feathery, almost looks like it's covered in white chocolate shavings in the first photo. Don't you just love the way spring form pans work to get your crust in that perfect shape? One of my favorite tools!

Tina Butler said...

Yum Love anything coconut and it is so pretty. Ty for linking up to Potluck Sunday.

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