High time of strawberries is almost over and you might even have enough of those sweet little red berries.
Therefore I tried to find a recipe that gives a different taste and will make you long for strawberries again :-)
Have a nice summer time!
Strawberry Coconut Tart
The tart takes a bit of time to prepare, bake and cool down, so make sure you start with enough time, maybe even the night before.
- 6 eggs
- slightly less than 1 cup (220g) sugar
- 3/4 cup (180g) flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/3 cup (80g) coconut flakes
- 2 cups (500g) fresh strawberries
- 3 cups (750g) cream
- 2 packages vanilla sugar
- 2 cups (500g) fresh strawberries
- 12 sheets gelatin
- 3/4 cup (180ml) chocolate sauce
Pre-heat oven to 350°F (180°C).
Separate egg whites from yolk. Stir egg yolks with 3 tablespoons warm water and about 3/4 of the sugar until frothy.
Whisk stiff egg whites.
Mix flour, baking soda and one tablespoon coconut flakes. Then stir into egg yolk mixture. Carefully add stiff egg white.
Coat the dough onto a baking tray with parchment paper.
Wash strawberries. Cut 2/3 of them into cubes, the rest into slices.
Whip cream; add 2 tablespoons coconut flakes, rest of the sugar and vanilla sugar. Mix strawberry cubes into.
Dissolve gelatin according to instructions on the package and carefully fold in cream.
Complete the Tart
When dough is ready, spread with 2/3 of chocolate sauce and sprinkle with coconut flakes.
Spread cream, let cool down.
Cut into pieces, garnish with strawberry slices, rest of chocolate sauce and 1 tablespoon coconut flakes.
Makes 20 pieces.
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