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Choc, cherry and coconut tarts

By Diannenkids (GoodFood Community)
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  • Easy
  • Makes 12
Little tarts with cocolate and cherry filling and a coconut sponge topping.
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Ingredients

  • 110g Butter
  • 110g Plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon caster sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 55g Caster sugar
  • 1 whole egg
  • 55g Dessicated Coconut
  • 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons Nutella
  • 12 Glace cherries

Method

  • STEP 1
    To make pastry, take a large bowl and add half (55g) butter, flour and salt; mix together until mixture looks like breadcrumbs. Add your sugar, make a well in the middle of the crumbs. Pour in the egg yolk and add water a little at a time to make a firm dough.
  • STEP 2
    Turn the dough out onto a floured board and knead lightly for a minute. Roll the pastry out until it is around 2mm thick cut out 12 rounds with a cutter to fit your bun tin. Take your cake tin and place your pastry rounds in each of the twelve places and put 1/2 teaspoon of nutella and a glace cherry in the centre of the pastry now place the tin to one side.
  • STEP 3
    For the filling, take a clean bowl and add the other half 0f teh butter and sugar; cream them together until pale and fluffy. Add the beaten egg gradually whilst mixing. (If it looks like it is curdling before you have added all the egg add a tsp of flour this should stop it curdling any further.) Now take the coconut,cocoa powder and flour and mix them together. Using a desertspoon, add a spoonful at a time and fold the coconut, cocoa and flour into the mixture, if needed add a small amount a cold water to give a soft dropping consistency.
  • STEP 4
    Now use a teaspoon to spoon the mixture into each of the pastry rounds in your tin. Be careful not to over fill them as they need room to rise. Fill about halfway.
  • STEP 5
    Bake on middle shelf for 15 minutes or until well risen and firm to the touch. Best served warm. Can be microwaved for 10 seconds to reheat.
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