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.