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Thursday, October 4, 2012

coconut rice + mango tart

rice + mango tart
coconut rice + mango tart

i spend an alarming amount of time thinking about what to feed dw. does that seem weird to you? well, i suppose it's odd to obsess about a grown man's eating habits but let me explain: i enjoy feeding this man. he will eat pretty much anything i put in front of him: some random concoction of ingredients i've thrown together, a meal i've slaved over, all the while with a grateful heart and words of encouragement. there is no dish too garbage looking that i cook up that he would not at least try to eat.

i say it often, he is too good to me, for me, and i have every intention of keeping him.

lately i've been fretting over our breakfasts. i daydream about what i can bake up sunday night or monday morning that will last us the week, goods that won't spoil or get boring. i've had some successes, and the cooling temps have me craving to be in the kitchen, with the oven on.

this past weekend i asked some friends what i should bake for the week, only to realize, with abject horror, that i did not have all the necessary ingredients. instead, i had pantry staples for dessert, and so, dessert for breakfast this week!

i followed leela's filling recipe for Mango & Rice tart but made up a coconut + almond crust, to keep it gluten free. just a tip about coconut cream: i didn't have any handy so i used a can of whole fat coconut milk and reduced it down a smidge, until it was thicker. keep in fridge, covered, but best eaten at room temperature. use only ripe mangos. leela's recipe called for 3 mangos, i only had 2 which was barely enough. 

sweet treat

coconut + almond flour crust
makes one 11" tart crust

1 cup almond flour (not meal)
1 cup coconut flour (more as needed)
1/4 cup coconut oil
3 TBL sugar (or honey)

preheat oven to 400F.

in a food processor, add all ingredients and mix until a loose dough forms. dump into tart pan and press down evenly. it won't roll out like a normal pie crust, coat fingers/hands with some coconut flour to keep it from sticking to you and be patient. press down and up the sides as best you can.

prick bottom of tart with fork and bake in oven for about 12 minutes, until golden brown. allow to cool completely.

continue with filling recipe as dictated.

20 comments:

  1. Beautiful tart, I love the mango topping!

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    1. thanks Laura. the mango were just perfectly ripe too! :)

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  2. Love the pie! Such a great dessert. You're a great cook, look at all the wonderful recipes you've been sharing and the most tempting photos, no wonder dw is happy to eat everything you make for him. Plus, I'm sure he feels the love in each dish :)

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  3. Love this :) - both for the description of how you love cooking for dw and for the fact you had dessert for breakfast! Beautiful post all the way around.

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    1. thanks Megan, dw certainly makes cooking & baking worthwhile! :)

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  4. Dessert for breakfast. What a hardship.

    Love the crust, by the way. Forgive my pedestrian Bake-with-AP-and-Butter question, but does the coconut flour have a fragrance when baked? That would be nice. I might have to try this.

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    1. jeff, dw & i talked about it. when i took the tart out of the oven to cool, there was a lovely smell but we're not sure if it was from the coconut flour or the coconut oil... or almond flour. so in conclusion, i am not answering your question directly, i can only say that it smelled really good.

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  5. I am not a huge dessert fan, but would totally eat this for breakfast! dw sounds like a great sport, although I doubt you crank out "garbage looking dishes" (although I know what you mean!) Jeff will eat any kind of stir fry made with any combo of vegetable leftovers in the fridge -- any. combo.

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    1. Erin, i always always always peruse the dessert menu, tho i rarely will finish it if ordered. i think i enjoy making/baking it more than i eating but when it came to this tart, it was definitely yum for breakfast or snack or whatever...

      you can't ever go wrong with stir fry!

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  6. This is a gorgeous tart! DW is one lucky guy.

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  7. my husband will eat anything i cook, too.... success or failure! what a guy :) this is beautiful, Lan! saw the whole tart on your facebook.... gorgeouslayering :)

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    1. we are so lucky to have such fans as our significant others!

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  8. this is stunning! sounds so delicious!

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  9. DESSERT FOR BREAKFAST? Brilliant. (Probably makes you way smarter too.) Someone was just asking me about gluten free crusts the other day, so I'll have to direct her over here...

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  10. A pantry full of dessert ingredients sounds like my kind of pantry! This tart is a refreshing break from all the pumpkin-y stuff that I've been making. It's light, and fluffy, and, best of all, contains my beloved coconut!

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    1. a well-stocked pantry is the way to go :)

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