Cacao and coconut cream tart with raspberries

by Alice on settembre 21, 2009

Cacao and coconut cream tart with raspberries


For the cacao butter and coconut cream

50 g cacao butter (I used raw cacao butter)
200 ml coconut milk
6 tablespoons agave syrup
1 teaspoon lemon juice
the zest of half a lemon
2 tablespoons almond butter

For the crust

50 g almond flour
100 g whole rice flakes’ flour
100 g semi-whole wheat flour
a pinch of whole sea salt
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
a sprinkle of cinnamon
70 ml extra virgin olive oil
50 ml natural mineral or filtered water, at room temperature
50 g agave syrup

For the raspberry sauce

a handful of fresh raspberries
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon agave syrup

To complete

Fresh raspberries, 2-3 handfuls

Makes a 20-22 cm tart.

First, make the cacao and coconut cream. Melt the cacao butter (it melts at approximately 35° C), pour it into the bowl of a mixer, add the coconut milk, the agave, the lemon juice and lemon zest, and the almond butter. Process until perfectly smooth, transfer into a bowl and refrigerate for at least 1-2 hours.

When ready to make the crust, preheat the oven to 180° C. Stir the flours, salt, cream of tartar and cinnamon together in a large bowl, then add the olive oil to the dry ingredients and mix with a fork. Add the water little by little, to make a good grainy texture. You might not need all the water indicated in the recipe, and that’s ok, as long as the dough holds together. Add the agave and work the dough with your hands. Knead until you have a smooth dough. Transfer the ball of dough in a flour-dusted bowl and cover the bowl with a damp cloth. Set aside for about 30 minutes.

When the dough is ready to be rolled, take it and place it on a lightly floured surface, dust your rolling-pin with flour and roll the dough out to the desired thickness (3-4 mm). Oil your cake pan and sprinkle with a light coating of flour. Arrange the dough in the pan, poke a few holes in the dough with a fork to let the steam escape, and transfer the pan into the oven. Bake for 15-20 minutes until nicely golden (cooking time varies according to the thickness).

To make the raspberry sauce, place all ingredients in the bowl of a mixer, and process until combined. Strain through a fine sieve into a bowl, discard the seeds and skins and refrigerate until ready to use.

Once the tart has cooled completely and the cream is cold and set, you can fill the tart and top with the raspberries and the sauce. Serve immediately.

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Mihl settembre 21, 2009 alle 06:30

What a delicious tart!

2 Dina settembre 28, 2009 alle 17:30

Interesting ingredients, would love to try it! Very lovely.

3 Alice settembre 29, 2009 alle 03:36

Thank you!

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