Food / 18 September, 2019 / My Baba

Delightfully Rich Dark Chocolate and Coconut Tart

Serves: 8-10

Preparation Time: Approx. 20 minutes, plus cooling time
Cooking Time: Approx. 30 minutes


  • Non-stick baking paper
  • 100g gluten-free plain flour
  • 100g ground almonds
  • 25g milled linseed
  • 1-2 tbsp brown rice syrup (or maple syrup)
  • 50g coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tbsp cold water
  • 300g full fat coconut milk (from a can)
  • 300g vegan dark chocolate
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 60g brown rice syrup (or maple syrup)


  1. Preheat the oven to 170ºC fan/190ºC/Gas 5. Line a rectangular or round baking tin (approx. 20cm x 30cm or 24cm diameter or similar) with non-stick baking paper. Make sure the sides are about 2cm deep
  2. To make the pastry, combine the flour, almonds and linseed in a bowl. Mix the brown rice syrup into the melted coconut oil then drizzle it over the flour mixture. Use a blunt knife or palette knife to chop through and mix until it becomes evenly clumpy. Add 2 tablespoons of cold water and mix again with the knife until the mixture starts to clump together (add another one tablespoon of water if required)
  3. Press the crumb into the lined tin so that it evenly covers the base and sides. Prick the surface with a fork. Scrunch up another piece of non-stick baking paper, then unfold and place gently on top of the pastry base. Fill with baking beans or raw rice to weigh down the paper and pastry. Bake for 20 minutes or until pale golden brown. Leave to cool for a few minutes then carefully lift out the beans and allow the pastry to cool fully.
  4. While the base is cooling, make the filling. Break the chocolate into a heatproof bowl, add the vanilla and rice syrup. Heat the coconut milk in a small saucepan until hot but not boiling then pour over the chocolate and stir until everything is melted and well mixed. Pour into the pastry case and smooth over. Allow to cool, then chill until set
  5. Decorate with toasted coconut flakes and chopped pistachios and cut into small slices to serve

Tip: If your tin doesn’t have a loose base, before lining, add two extra strips of non-stick baking paper, in a cross shape, and use them to help lift the finished tart out of the tin after cooling.

Recipe from Bacofoil

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