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    Portuguese Coconut Custard Tarts - Pastéis De Coco

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    momaphet's Note:

    This rich little dessert is a cross between a custard and a macaroon. Adapted from David Leite,

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    1. 1
      Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Adjust the rack to middle position. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with 10 paper cupcake liners.
    2. 2
      Dissolve the cornstarch in 1/4 cup of the milk. Set aside.
    3. 3
      In a food processor fitted with a metal blade chop the coconut flakes for 30 seconds, or chop well by hand.
    4. 4
      In a large mixing bowl, stir the eggs and sugar together with a wooden spoon. One by one, add the cornstarch mixture, remaining milk, coconut, melted butter and lemon and other extract, stirring well after each addition.
    5. 5
      Ladle the custard into the paper cups, filling to 1/4 inch from the top. (NOTE: Make sure to stir frequently to keep the coconut well distributed.)
    6. 6
      Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until the coconut is nicely toasted. Cool completely in the tin before serving.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 06, 2011


      These are pretty delicious. The only issue I have with them is: they rose really beautifully (and i expected them to sink, of course) but they sunk in quite considerably. :/ Not pretty at all. But tasty nonetheless, a little on the sweet side. Goes well with hot tea.

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    • on April 21, 2010


      What a lovely custard momaphet. It was certainly worth the extra effort. We really enjoyed this simple coconut treat. The flavor was outstanding. I chopped the coconut by hand, it didn't take long. The combination of almond and lemon extract works perfectly in this dish. My tarts had a thin light coating of coconut and a beautiful custard underneath. Thanks for sharing this recipe, that has gone into my keeper box. Made for Pac. :)

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    • on March 07, 2010


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    Nutritional Facts for Portuguese Coconut Custard Tarts - Pastéis De Coco

    Serving Size: 1 (734 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 187.7
    Calories from Fat 71
    Total Fat 7.9 g
    Saturated Fat 5.4 g
    Cholesterol 65.3 mg
    Sodium 58.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 27.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.4 g
    Sugars 24.0 g
    Protein 2.9 g

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