I wasn’t going to make this coconut custard tart this week. It’s just been a crazy week. For some reason, I just didn’t want to or think I was going to get to making the tart crust. But I was making the Calypso Cookies that I recently posted about and out of nowhere, I decided to just stick some of the cookie dough in my two little individual tart pans. I thought it sounded perfect, since the cookies have coconut, pecans and some dried pineapple. The cookies are delicious, you need to try them!
Monday I whipped up 1/3 of the recipe for the custard (thanks to Nancy for her wonderful math and sharing it on the TWD P&Q’s!). I left out the rum and added 1/2 teaspoon of pure coconut flavoring along with the vanilla. I also left out the coriander, it’s too much of a savory spice for me.
The only thing that concerned me is that the custard thickened on the stove before it even had a chance to come to a boil. I didn’t let it go too long past the thickening, but after it chilled in the fridge, it was really thick, like too thick, almost gummy. I was worried that the custard was going to be eggy.
I mean, look at it, too thick and not really all that tasty looking. Sigh.
I carried on and made the two tarts, then I served them for dessert to the boys, but I made the mistake of telling Kevin it was thick and kind of interesting and that I was worried about it. So he wouldn’t even taste it. Well, I think it was pretty good. Our friends, Bob and Tes were visiting and Tes had some and said it was good. Scott and Parker ate some, too. So, I would consider this a success. And I’m glad I participated in this week’s pick. Thanks to Beryl of Cinemon Girl for a fun pick. I’m always happy when I get to make something I haven’t made before.
I’m always proud when I can say that I also whipped the cream by hand (ok, I used a bowl and a whisk—ba dum dum). It’s kind of fun and a nice little arm workout. I threw a few chopped pecans on with the toasted coconut as well.
You can find the recipe on Beryl’s blog. You can also check out all the other Coconut Custard Tarts in TWD Land. Catch ya next time.