Wednesday, March 3, 2010
TWD - Toasted Coconut Custard Tart and Honey-Wheat Cookies
No real excuses for a very late double post. It was a combination of the February blahs, the progress of my dog's illness, and my obsession with watching the Winter Olympics which completely threw off my sleep pattern.
These were both delicious desserts - one decadent pie and one healthy cookie. I had my usual self-inflicted problem with the pie. Once my custard starts to come together, I panic that it will stick to the pot even though I've whisking madly. I take it off the stove a minute too early and then it's a little too runny for a perfect pie filling. Next time I make it, I'll only use one tablespoon of rum. The taste was a bit stronger than I'm used to and it didn't mellow.
The cookies, on the other hand, changed considerably overnight. Out of the oven, they were sticky and very sweet. Overnight, the honey mellowed into a rich flavour. Of course, the thought of having to serve wheat germ to my family sent me straight to the chocolate chip bag. I'm glad I did.
The pie recipe was chosen by Beryl of the blog Cinemon Girl, the cookies by Flourchild. Please refer to their blogs for baking stories and to collect these recipes.