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Gizzada a sweet Jamaican Coconut Tart

To Make Pastry



2 Cups Flour

4 oz Butter

1/3 tsp Salt

1/2 Cup Ice Water



Sift together 2 cups of Flour and salt 

Then with finger tips pinch in butter until it resembles fine bread crumbs

Combine ice water slowly until dough is formed

Set aside in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes

Lightly dust a pastry board or counter top with flour and roll pastry out using a rolling pin

Use a pastry cutter or a teacup to cut circles in dough, roughly 3inches in diameter

Carefully lift each then pinch and fold edges to form a ridge to hold coconut filling

Place completed pastry shells on a baking tray. Use a fork to prick shell bottom 3-4 times

Pre-heat oven to 350ºF, place completed shells inside and bake for 15 mins or until lightly browned


To Make Coconut Filling



1 cup grated coconut *if using a fresh coconut, grate and squeeze with 1/4 cup warm water

2 cups Water

1 cup Brown Sugar

1 tsp nutmeg

1/8 or a Pinch of Salt

11/2 tbsp grated organic ginger



In a medium sauce pan combine 2 cups water, salt, brown sugar and organic ginger Boil until liquid evaporates under medium heat

Remove tray from oven and use a spoon to fill each shell with coconut filling generously Return to the oven and bake until brown

Set aside tray to cool 


Makes about 8 -10 servings

Please eat, post a pic tagging @IrieThyme and Enjoy!



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