Thursday, January 28, 2016

Vegan Fruit Tarts With Custard Filling

A great little dessert to share with a special someone or have it all to yourself, It's an easy recipe anyone can make for Valentines Day or any time of the year.

Make 4-5 Tarts

Ingredients Base
1 cup SR/ Flour
3/4 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Dairy Free Butter (room Temperature)
1 cup Desiccated Coconut 

Ingredients Filling
2 cups Soy Milk
2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 Tbsp Corn Flour
1 Tbsp Sugar 
3 tsp Water

Ingredients Glaze
1 Tbsp Sugar
1 Tbsp Rice Syrup
1 Tbsp Water

1. Make the custard first to chill, Add the milk, sugar and vanilla to a sauce pan bring it to the start of a boil.
2. In a cup add the corn flour and 3 tsp of water and mix till there's no lumps.
3. Take the pot off the stove and add the flour to the milk whisking and put it back on the heat turning it down slightly so to not boil, It's ready when it coats the back of a spoon or drips slowly off a spoon.
4. Set the custard aside to chill well.
5. Make the base, Add the flour, sugar and coconut to a large bowl and mix to combine, Add the butter and mix using clean hands till it come together to form a ball.
6. Using small pie tins fill with the base mixture evenly pressing it down into every corner, cut off excess around the top, pop on a tray and bake in a preheated oven 180C, 350F, Gas 4, for 10 minutes and checking every 5 minutes till golden brown.
7. Take out and cool slightly before releasing them from the tins, Leave to cool completely.
8. Give the custard a mix and add enough to each tart top with any fresh fruit of your choice, Put in fridge till you make the glaze.
9. In a small sauce pan add the Sugar, rice syrup and water, Bring to a boil continuously stirring for 1 minute, Using a pastry brush dipped into the glaze brush each tart.  Enjoy!  =)


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