Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Coconut Cakelets and Coconut Tarts

 :)...I guessed I am down with the Coconut bug. It reminds me so much of my hometown in Malaysia, by the beach side and curry. Warm, fragrant, chewy sweet... all in a package in these little coconut cakes that I made alongside some coconut tarts. 

These days, I am very lazy to measure and scale down or up any recipes and just bake accordingly. Not everytime I get the desired amounts, I like to play around with my many cake and tart pans and tins, and this recipe just happens that I didn't have enough tart base for the remaining coconut batter! And so I poured them into the cakelet pan and baked away. And I was glad that I did! Look at how pretty they turned out with their own caramelized sides. Being bite size makes them all more delish to eat. I like everything mini, it cuts out the guilt of overeating.

And for the Tarts....equally lovely with an added crumbly butter crust. Coconut plus butter.. what can go wrong? Nothing...

This recipe is very easy and fast to make if you don't have to wait for the tart crust to sit and rest in the fridge.  And I found the recipe in this Link.... :), creation of YouTube cooking videos have been the best thing ever to develop ever since blogs everywhere started!

If you skip the Tart base, just grease some muffin pans and pour in the batter 3/4 full and bake at 350F for about 30 minutes, using the toothpick test. The texture is like a firm custard filling, with lovely chewy coconut.