Tuesday, March 2, 2010

TWD: Toasted-Coconut Custard Tart


This week’s Tuesdays With Dorie recipe is Toasted-Coconut Custard Tart. This week was the first time in months that I actually contemplated skipping TWD, since I was mildly stressed and felt like I had a lot of things to do besides bake a tart that Josh would not be terribly enthusiastic about and I would feel guilty eating myself. But then I decided it’s very important to spend time doing things I enjoy and that baking a tart would relax me, so I forged on. Besides, I had tart dough (leftover from last week’s Sweet Melissa Sundays that I didn’t get around to posting) patiently waiting in the refrigerator. I baked the dough in a four-inch tart pan this morning and it totally shrunk, the shell had no walls!



I remembered I had some chocolate pie dough in the freezer, which was also leftover from a Sweet Melissa Sundays recipe I never made (I’m really sounding like a slacker), so baked a mini-pie shell with that in order to properly house the coconut custard. I’m glad I did, ‘cos when I gave the tart to Josh to taste, he said the chocolate part was the best part of it. Overall, I thought the tart was pretty tasty; I liked the mild flavor of rum and the texture the coconut added to the custard.



We rated this tart a 7 for Deliciousness and a 3.5 for Effort, for an EDR of 2. Probably not something I’d attempt again, but I had fun making it this week. Many thanks to Beryl of Cinemon Girl for hosting this week. You can find the recipe here on her site and visit the TWD blogroll to see what the rest of the bakers thought of this treat.

16 comments:

Tracey said...

Sorry to hear you're feeling stressed - hope things get easier soon! I used the SMS dough for my tart too and while it shrank, the sides were still somewhat in tact so I ran with it. I think this one would be great with a chocolate shell (and less rum!) so I'll probably do that next time. Your tarts look terrific!

vibi said...

I'm glad you got to make it... hopefully it relaxed you as you were expecting.

They both look pretty darn nice, either way!

Heather said...

Beautiful tarts! I think it's an excellent idea to make both chocolate and vanilla crusts.

Amanda said...

Love the chocolate crust, looks totally fabulous!

Sabrina said...

You did a wonderful job!!!

Clivia said...

I can imagine the chocolate pastry bringing this dessert to new heights. I was so preoccupied this week I bought a shell.

spike. said...

hey- I used leftover pie dough from sms too! great minds...

Mimi said...

I like the chocolate crust. Hopefully this did the trick for dealing with your stress. Your tarts look great.
Mimi

Susan said...

I hope after baking you were feeling less stressed. :)

Your chocolate tart looks great! I may make another one and use a chocolate crust this time.

Cakelaw said...

Yummo - your tart looks fab, who needs walls?

Marthe said...

Gorgeous tart! I absolutely loved it@@

TeaLady said...

Yes, these were quite the tasty little treat. And a good de-stresser.

I like the idea of the chocolate crust.

Yours is very pretty.

Leslie said...

I'm glad you were able to fit this one in. I never would have thought of using a chocolate crust (not that I had one in the freezer) but it sounds delicious. I hope things calm down for you soon!

jillbert said...

That's great that you had two kinds of dough in the freezer! This looks really tasty. I did skip, but I'm looking forward to baking this weekend. I agree that it's fun and relaxing to bake.

Jacque said...

Ooh, yummy! A chocolate tart shell sounds like a fabulous substitution.

Kayte said...

It looks very pretty and delicious. I think Mark would love a chocolate shell on this...he loves Mounds bars and it would sort of be a take on that, right? Hope you are sailing through your days stress-free soon!