BASIL PINEAPPLE & COCONUT TARTLETS.. Pretty, eh??

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After chocolate my next favorite flavor is pineapple 🍍☺. I had this idea of making a pineapple tart from long. Just couldn’t decide on how to make it different. So I decided on making tartlets having basil pineapple filling topped with coconut cream. My only problem was that I don’t have tartlet moulds 😁. I used cookie cutters which made the tartlets look prettier :D. And the flavors worked really well. Yum!

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Ingredients

For the Shell
8 tbsp unsalted butter
3 tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more as needed

For the filling
2 cups diced pineapple
1/2 cup sugar
1 tbsp butter
Juice of 1/2 lime
Handful of basil
A pinch of salt

For topping
Whipped coconut cream ( I didn’t get coconut cream so I mixed normal whipped cream with coconut powder 😜)
Diced or sliced pineapple
Toasted coconut flakes

Method

1. Combine all the ingredients for the tart shell and knead till a soft dough is formed. Don’t overwork the dough. Wrap in a plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

2. Heat butter in pan. Add diced pineapples. Cook on high flame for a minute then add sugar, salt, basil and 2 tbsp water. Cook on low flame till the pineapples are soft.

3. Roll the dough and place in tartlet moulds. ( You can also use cookie cutters like I did by placing 2 layers of the sides on the base with egg wash or milk. I got the sides by using 2 cutters of same shape, bigger and the medium one.)

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4. Prick with a fork and refrigerate again for 20 mins.

5. Bake for 20-25 mins in a preheated oven at 350Β°F.

6. Bring the shells to room temperature. Put the filling in the base and top with whipped coconut cream, toasted coconut flakes and pineapple dices.

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Serve with tea or as a dessert after dinner. ☺

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I stored the shells in a jar and used them with different fillings as well. When my mother is not around, I quickly take 1 tartlet, fill it with Nutella, top with some whipped cream and eat it all at once… 😁🙊😝

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LAYERED BUTTERSCOTCH MOUSSE (or turn it into any flavor you like)

My first post with a sweet, easy recipe and tricks… πŸ˜€ #repost

The Greedy Foodie

Hello again fellas!πŸ‘‹

So let’s start with dessert. I was born with a sweet tooth. I like to have sweet whenever I am stressed or if there is some occasion or may be when we have a guest, actually I like it after dinner also…mmm…and sometimes I make something sweet for breakfast.😁

See, this is why I can’t have fancy dessert always. So I am sharing one of my recipes that looksΒ pretty but it is not too difficult. I will give you some alternatives; you can go with whichever is comfortable for you.:)

Here we go.

INGREDIENTS

For the chocolate sponge

4 tbsp cocoa powder,

ΒΎ cup plain flour,

3 large eggs,

Β½ cup castor sugar,

1 tsp vanilla essence,

1 tsp baking powder

Substitute

Brown bread slices,

4 tbsp chocolate syrup

Mousse

1 packet butterscotch chips,

2 cups whipping cream,

ΒΌ cup powdered sugar

Substitute

Readymade custard or make…

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