Coconut tarts are sweet and creamy. Filled with coconut and coconut milk goodness they’re sure to be a hit with your guests.
5 cups flour
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 lb vegetable shortening
2 tbsp cider vinegar
Mix first 5 ingredients together crumbly.
Mix egg, vinegar and enough water to make 3/4 cup liquid. Mix into dry ingredients. If the mixture is too dry add water a tbsp at a time until the pastry comes together. refrigerate for an hour.
Roll out pastry thin and cut into rounds. Place rounds in muffin tins and bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for about 20 minutes. Cool thoroughly.
1/4 cup cashew milk
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 can coconut milk
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Mix sugar, coconut milk, sugar and salt into a pan. Bring to a boil and then reduce to medium heat. Dissolve cornstarch in cashew milk. Slowly incorporate mixture into pan. Continue boiling until thick while whisking. Add vanilla and scoop into baked pastry.
Heat and scald the milk. Add sugar, salt, shortening, and scalded milk together. Stir until shortening is melted. Cool to lukewarm
Dissolve 2 tsp sugar in warm water and sprinkle yeast on top Let stand for 10 minutes then stir.
Add to lukewarm milk mixture and stir in eggs. add 3 cups of flour and blend until smooth. Gradually add the remaining flour until incorporated. Do not overmix
Turn dough onto a lightly floured board and kneed for seven minutes until the dough is smooth. Put in a lightly greased bowl. Grease top and coer with a clean towel to let rise. Rise in warm place until double in size. This usually takes one to one and a half hours.
Punch down risen dough and divide into 3 equal portions. Form into balls, cover and let rest for 10 minutes.
Turn the first amount of dough onto a lightly floured board. Roll into a rectangle. Sprinkle with diced herbs, cheddar and goat cheese. Repeat for the next two rectangles and then stack evenly on top of each other. Roll the dough into the shape of a loaf and pinch ends together. Turn into a greased loaf pan.
Bake in 400 degree oven for 45 to 60 minutes until done.