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How to Make Delicious Coconut Pancakes and a Quick & Easy Tangy Lemon Coconut Tart.

Updated on August 27, 2012
Tangy Lemon Coconut Tart
Tangy Lemon Coconut Tart | Source
Coconut Pancakes
Coconut Pancakes | Source

Everything Coconut

I saw this question one day on hubs and I knew I just had to answer it!

I've always loved coconut from the time when I was a kid and dad used to bring home fresh ones from the market with that tough fibrous hard shell and my brother and I would try many attempts at cracking them open even climbing onto the carport roof and dropping them from high. Then once opened we would drink some of the liquid and scoop out the nutty flesh and eat our fill.

These days of course we don't have to work so hard to get our coconut as we used to do and can buy coconut readily available for use in cooking or just to eat coming in a variety of forms such as shaved, shredded and dessicated.

Versatility

Coconut is such a versatile ingredient and coconut water containing antioxidants, fiber, proteins and vitamins has become a popular drink of choice.

Used in a variety of dishes coconut compliments and enhances many recipes like the way coconut rice enhances the flavor of Tai dishes perfectly. Then there is delicious creamy coconut gelato which goes so well with a nice crisp and fruity sorbet. And coconut added to lemon icing adds a complimentary taste to a banana cake and is delicious in muffins and muesili and cookies and in curries adding texture.

But most of all I love coconut in the following two recipes.

Coconut Pancakes

A simple recipe with a refreshing flavor these pancakes add a nice change to the traditional pancake.

1/2 cup of plain flour

1/2 cup Self Raising flour

2 eggs

1 cup coconut milk

1/2 cup of milk

1 to 2 tablespoons of sugar according to taste

A pinch of salt

A little water if needed

Method

Blend all together and cook as usual for pancakes.

They are delicious served with fresh mangoes, bananas, passion fruit or any summer tropical fruit and Marscapone cream with a drizzle of either coconut syrup or passion fruit syrup. Serve as dessert or for breakfast.

Lemon Coconut Tart

1 1/2 cups milk

1 cup castor sugar

1 cup dessicated coconut

4 eggs beaten

125 grams butter, melted

3/4 cup of plain flour

Juice of two lemons and their zest

Beat all ingredients together until smooth. Expect the mixture to be very runny but don't be concerned as it will set like a custard tart. Pour into a deep pie dish and bake for 40 to 45 minutes in a moderate oven until golden brown.

Serve with double cream, a good vanilla ice cream or lightly sweeten some creme fraiche and serve the tart warm with some toasted coconut and a drizzle of coconut syrup.

Enjoy






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    • carter06 profile imageAUTHOR

      Mary 

      3 years ago from Cronulla NSW

      And they are pretty delicious too peach purple, hope u enjoy them..cheers

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      peachy 

      3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      i love anything with coconut, pancakes is new to me

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      K.A.E Grove 

      5 years ago from Australia

      ooh I am going to try these this weekend :) I'm sure they will be instant winners with my boys, thank you

    • carter06 profile imageAUTHOR

      Mary 

      5 years ago from Cronulla NSW

      Thank you mours coconut is such a moorish delicious additive to so many dishes..so hope you enjoy!! Cheers

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      mours sshields 

      5 years ago from Elwood, Indiana

      Sounds very tasty. I love coconut!

      Marcia Ours

    • carter06 profile imageAUTHOR

      Mary 

      5 years ago from Cronulla NSW

      Thanks Lesley for your comments & votes, coconut sure adds great flavor and texture to so many dishes, so hope you enjoy these and are able to find the syrup...have a lovely day...cheers

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      Movie Master 

      5 years ago from United Kingdom

      I love coconut, yet never cook with it! the tart sounds fabulous, I shall have to see if I can buy the syrup here for the pancakes.

      Great recipes, thank you and voted up.

      Best wishes Lesley

    • carter06 profile imageAUTHOR

      Mary 

      5 years ago from Cronulla NSW

      Thanks for your comments jools, hope you get to enjoy the recipes & I agree the tart is so easy to make & delicious that it's continued to be a winner with our family...yeah not sure about getting the syrup over there, pity it is so delicious...cheers

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      Jools99 

      5 years ago from North-East UK

      Mary - these both sound yummy but the tart will win hands down for me because I'm not sure we can get coconut syrup in the UK (more's the pity) :o(

    • carter06 profile imageAUTHOR

      Mary 

      6 years ago from Cronulla NSW

      You are welcome& hope you enjoy them...how interesting living in Peru...will have to get to know you more...cheers

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      vespawoolf 

      6 years ago from Peru, South America

      This sounds delicious! We have lots of coconut in Peru, although we're no in the jungle right now, so this recipe is right own my alley! Plan to try it soon. Thanks so much.

    • carter06 profile imageAUTHOR

      Mary 

      6 years ago from Cronulla NSW

      Hi Therese, thanks so much for dropping by...it's good to see you here...and I so hope you enjoy these delicious pancakes...cheers

      Yes Bobby thank you for that...and I really do love food, good food, fresh and organic preferably...sounds like you are a bit of a foodaholic as well there? Thanks so much for dropping by...cheers

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      Bobby 

      6 years ago

      I can see that you love food, good food!

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      Therese 

      6 years ago

      Sounds delicious, can't wait to make it :)

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      Janine Huldie 

      6 years ago from New York, New York

      Thank you so much Carter06 for your kind words and again thanks for the awesome recipe. Coconut is one of my favorite fruits and who doesn't love pancakes. So can't wait to try the two together!

    • carter06 profile imageAUTHOR

      Mary 

      6 years ago from Cronulla NSW

      Thanks Janine for stopping by...I personally can't get enough of the tart @ the moment I seem to need it @ least once a week :) and am glad you are going to give them a try, they are delicious, and you are welcome...enjoy!!

      Oh and Janine welcome to HubPages, good to have you here...

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      Janine Huldie 

      6 years ago from New York, New York

      I love coconut and am definitely going to try to make those pancakes. Thanks for this recipe, voted up and shared.

    • carter06 profile imageAUTHOR

      Mary 

      6 years ago from Cronulla NSW

      Thanks for dropping by Margarita & for your comment & share

      much appreciated...cheers

      And thanks also naimishika...glad you enjoy coconut & it is like most things are OK enjoyed in moderation... cheers

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      MargaritaEden 

      6 years ago from Oregon

      I love coconut and all the recipes with it! Great hub, sharing it.

    • carter06 profile imageAUTHOR

      Mary 

      6 years ago from Cronulla NSW

      Thanks again Debbie you are very kind to drop by...coconut is so versatile I just had to write this when cloverleaf put out the challenge...Btw the tart is seriously wicked:)

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      Debby Bruck 

      6 years ago

      Hi Carter. How ingenius! Shall have to think about coconut more often. I do love the coconut oil. Blessings, Debby

    • carter06 profile imageAUTHOR

      Mary 

      6 years ago from Cronulla NSW

      Bon Appetite my friend :)

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      IAmForbidden 

      6 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      wow awesome recipe for coconut lovers like me! :) Thumbs up, love your hub Carter, thanks for sharing!

    • carter06 profile imageAUTHOR

      Mary 

      6 years ago from Cronulla NSW

      Hi Sue thanks for dropping by and for your votes & do hope you enjoy either/ or if you try them... Cheers.

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      Sueswan 

      6 years ago

      Hi Carter06

      Thanks for sharing. I love coconut.

      Voted up and yummy!

    • carter06 profile imageAUTHOR

      Mary 

      6 years ago from Cronulla NSW

      bdegiulio you are so welcome my friend and I hope you enjoy the tart, it truly is delicious...can't say it reminds me of Italy though :)

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      Bill De Giulio 

      6 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Carter06. Sounds and looks good. I have always loved coconut so I need to give these a try. The lemon coconut tarts look great. Thanks for sharing this with us.

    • carter06 profile imageAUTHOR

      Mary 

      6 years ago from Cronulla NSW

      Thank you ksinll for coming by for a read, hope you enjoy them if you make either one, cheers.

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      ksinll 

      6 years ago

      Sounds good, I think coconut makes everything better!

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