Are you aware what the difference is between a tart and a torte? A torte has minimal to no flour, whereas a tart generally has a flour based crust.
Five Fun Coconut Facts:
- A coconut tree can grow to be as tall as ninety feet.
- The brown shell is not the only protective covering for a coconut. When it is on the tree the coconut also has another protective husk over the brown shell. It is called the “coir” and is removed before coconuts are shipped.
- Copra is the name for the meat of the coconut after it has been dried.
- One cup of coconut has 280 calories.
- The most expensive coconut is the makapuno, which is grown in the Phillipines.
Five Coconut Recipes:
- Pumpkin Coconut Tart- This Pumpkin Coconut Tart gets its unique flavor from dark rum, coconut milk, cinnamon, ginger and cloves.
- Mini Chocolate Coconut Sandwiches- Minis are great because you can enjoy just one without the guilt. (Or you can do what I do: eat seconds, thirds, and fourths of these bite-sized babies when no one is looking!) For pareve sandwiches, substitute non-dairy sorbet and pareve cookies and you are good to go.
- Pineapple-Coconut Layer Cake- Every bite of this Pineapple-Coconut Layer Cake is packed with sweet, creamy and rich flavor!
- Pareve (Dairy Free) Coconut Ice Cream - No one will believe this ice cream is pareve and if you don't like coconut, don't worry, the flavor is very subtle.
- Toasted Coconut Banana Muffins (Gluten Free) - I love muffins--built in portion control! Since I bake gluten free, I rely on fruits and vegetables like bananas to ensure a rich, moist product. There are many gluten free flour substitutes (sorghum, rice, soy, quinoa, etc.), but a mixture of gluten free flours usually produces the best results, so I rely on Bob's Red Mill or Arrowhead Mills baking and bread flour mixes.
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Nutrition info per serving of coconut torte:
Fat: 11 g
Carbohydrates: 38 g
Cholesterol: 17 mg
Sodium: 134 mg
Protein: 3 g
Sugars: 32 g