Molly’s Coconut Tarts

Molly’s mom and sister came for a visit today and Molly made many of their favorite foods.  Molly’s sister Polly loves coconut so Molly threw together a batch of her coconut tarts.  Molly shares the recipe below.


5 cups flourCoconutTarts

1 tbsp brown sugar

pinch salt

1 tsp baking powder

1 lb vegetable shortening

1 egg

2 tbsp cider vinegar

Cold water

Mix first 5 ingredients together crumbly.

Mix egg, vinegar and enough water to make 3/4 cup liquid.  Mix into dry ingredients.  If the mixture is too dry add water a tbsp at a time until the pastry comes together.  refrigerate for an hour.

Roll out pastry thin and cut into rounds.  Place rounds in muffin tins and bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for about 20 minutes.   Cool thoroughly.

Coconut filling

1/4 cup cashew milk

1/4 cup cornstarch

1 can coconut milk

1/3 cup sugar

pinch salt

1 tsp vanilla

Mix sugar, coconut milk,  sugar and salt into a pan.  Bring to a boil and then reduce to medium heat.  Dissolve cornstarch in cashew milk.  Slowly incorporate mixture into pan.   Continue boiling until thick while whisking.  Add vanilla and scoop into baked pastry.

Countdown to Christmas Eve!

Santa’s favorite fall treats

  1. Watermelon.  Santa loves to have watermelon pit fights with the elves.  His hardy Ho Ho Ho can be heard throughout the North Pole when he enjoys the game

    Watermelon fights
  2. Iced Coffee.  Mrs. Claus doesn’t let Santa drink to much coffee but when he does drink it he enjoys the aroma and texture of this treat.
  3. Rocky Road Ice Cream – Great for those endless days at the North Pole.
  4. Chocolate Milk. Santa switches from Cocoa to Chocolate milk in the fall.
  5. Wild Blueberry Pie.  Santa and Jessie go picking blueberries in Northern Ontario so that Molly can make her special pie.  The pie is so good that Santa has been known to sneak pieces of the pastry to bed with him.
  6. Raspberry frozen yoghurt.  Santa likes to eat it at concerts and folk festivals.
  7. Salt Water Taffy.  Santa always buys a big bag at carnivals and fairs.  He attends a lot during the fall.
  8. Barbecue. There is something about the smell of the barbecue that makes Santa’s  mouth water.  Jessie loves it too and whines until Santa shares.
  9. Peach crumble. Made from Molly’s special Peach tree.
  10. Salsa on chips and veggies.  For a change Santa likes zesty foods.
Countdown to Christmas Eve!