Friday, 28 September 2007

Coconut tart - Yer Tat

Coconut(milk) is one much used ingredient used in Chinese snacks and desserts. The coconut tart is one of the fixed selling items in the Chinese bakery. The recipe is very simple, try it out if you like!

Ingredients (makes 10)


  • Flour - 100 gram
  • Sugar - 40 gram
  • Butter - 70 gram
  • Vanilla Essence - 1 tsp
  • Milk Powder - 1,5 tbsp
  • Egg - 1 large egg
  • Baking Powder - 5 grams


  • Desiccated Coconut - 150 grams
  • Condensed Milk - 100 ml
  • Egg yolk - 1
  • Butter - 50 grams


  • Egg Yolk - 1
  • Butter - 1/2 (half) Tbsp melted butter

Mix the ingredients for the filling together.

Shift the flour, milk powder and baking powder into a bowl. Add the vanilla extract, butter and sugar to the bowl. Knead the dough smooth and divide into 10 portions.

Press the dough in the mould. Fill it up with the coconut mix. Do not press the filling together to hard. Bake them for 25 minutes at 175C.

Take it out of the oven. Glaze it with the egg yolk/butter mix. Decorate with the candied cherries.

Ready to serve!


Anonymous said...

hmmm.. coconutt cakkeee..


CC said...

i like this one! and its not so diffecult i think :S. So crystal cheche hope you post the recipe soon. xxx

Joann said...

We just had these tarts yesterday with our Banh mi sandwiches from a local bakery. I knew right away I had to try to find a recipe. My internet search lead me to your recipe, I'm very happy! Thanks so much for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Is coconut milk supposed to be used in the recipe? I don't see it listed. Thanks