(ad) Vietnamese Coffee Inspired Tarts
This recipe was made in collaboration with Nature's Charm.
The flavour of these mini tarts was inspired by the super tasty Vietnamese coffee drink which is essentially black coffee mixed with sweetened condensed milk over ice. Now traditionally this is made with Vietnamese coffee which is both stronger and sweeter than the coffee you find in most western countries. However, I sadly don't have access to this type of coffee where I live and so I made a version that uses regular brewed coffee instead. I encourage you to just use the kind of coffee you have access to where you are and adapt the recipe after that. If you're using a stronger coffee you might get away with using less of it in the recipe, however I would discourage you from using more than what is listed as that would risk making it too runny and not set up properly.
150g all purpose flour
50g almond flour
70g vegan butter
a good pinch of salt
30g brown sugar
20g maple syrup
100g Nature's Charm coconut whipping cream
120g cashew nuts
1 tsp vanilla
60g coconut oil
90g Nature's Charm sweetened condensed coconut milk
70g strong coffee/Vietnamese coffee
Garnish: Shaved dark chocolate
Nature's Charm coconut whipping cream
To make the crust, mix all ingredients together in a bowl until well combined. Divide the mix evenly into two tart pans approximately 14-15cm wide (or use one large tart pan if you don't have smaller ones) and press it out evenly with your hands. Poke a few small holes in the bottom with a fork and bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees for 15 minutes. Let the crust cool completely before adding the filling. To make the filling, boil your cashews for 10 minutes before adding to a high speed blender with all the other ingredients. Blend until smooth and pour the mixture into the tart shells. Place in the fridge to set overnight. Use the left over Nature's Charm coconut whipping cream to whip into stiff peaks, add to a piping bag and pipe onto the tarts to decorate. Add some shaved chocolate on top and enjoy!