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Tropical Delight: Mango Coconut Tarts – A sweet symphony of fruity and creamy flavors

Tropical Delight: Mango Coconut Tarts – A sweet symphony of fruity and creamy flavors

Embark on a culinary journey to the tropics with these Mango Coco Tartlets, a delicious combination of juicy mango and luscious coconut. Every bite of these tartlets transports you to a sunny paradise, thanks to the crunchy and buttery shortcrust pastry combined with a rich and creamy coconut filling, topped with expertly arranged mango slices. Perfect for any dessert table, these tartlets not only taste divine but are also a feast for the eyes.

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Why you'll love it: These Mango Coconut Tartlets are a real treat for the senses. The contrast between fresh, tangy mango and smooth, velvety coconut cream provides a balance of flavors that is both refreshing and satisfying. The shortcrust pastry provides a perfect crispy base, making each bite a delicious mix of textures. These tartlets aren't too sweet, making them an ideal choice for those who enjoy desserts that are full of flavor without being cloying.

Perfect occasion: These tartlets are a fabulous choice for snacks, brunches or as an elegant dessert at dinner parties. They are particularly suited to spring and summer gatherings where a lighter, fruitier dessert is desired. Plus, their beautiful presentation makes them perfect for celebrations such as bridal showers, birthdays or anniversaries, where you want to impress your guests with something both beautiful and delicious.

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Decorating Tips:

  • replaces the word nice with empty enhance the visual appeal, meticulously arrange the mango slices to resemble roses on each tartlet, adding natural floral elegance.
  • Lightly dust the top with powdered sugar just before serving to add a touch of sweetness and a professional pastry look.
  • For a tropical touch, consider adding some toasted coconut flakes around the edges or on top of the mango.
  • Edible flowers or mint leaves can be used as garnishes to introduce color contrasts and enhance the overall presentation.

Ingredients:

  • Pastry :
    • 100 grams of all-purpose flour
    • 50 grams of cold butter cut into cubes
    • 20 grams of powdered sugar
    • 1 egg yolk
    • A pinch of salt
  • Filling:
    • 1 ripe mango
    • 200 ml coconut milk
    • 50 grams of sugar
    • 2 tablespoons cornstarch or tapioca starch
    • 1 egg

Instructions:

  1. Start by preheating your oven to 180°C (350°F).
  2. For the dough, in a bowl, mix the flour, butter, powdered sugar, egg yolk and salt. Rub together to form a breadcrumb-like texture. Gather it into a ball, wrap it in cling film and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Prepare the filling by whisking the egg and sugar together until creamy. Stir in the starch until smooth.
  4. Pour the egg mixture into a saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring continuously, until thickened. Remove from heat and let cool.
  5. Roll out the dough on a floured surface, cut out circles larger than your tartlet molds and place it in greased molds. Prick the bottom and line with baking paper and baked beans. Cook blind for 10 minutes, then remove the beans and cook for another 10 minutes until golden.
  6. Let the dough cool before unmolding it.
  7. Whisk the cooled coconut mixture until smooth and fill each pastry shell. Garnish with mango slices arranged in roses.

Savor these exquisite mango and coconut tartlets and let the flavors transport you to a tropical paradise!

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