Coconut Custard Tarts With Dark Chocolate
Since I was also going to a party, I also wanted to make the dessert appealing and creative so I decided to make mini pies. I was perusing TJMaxx and I found a great mini muffin pan that I also knew I could use for mini quiches or mini pies. I was sold. I got home and started on the recipe immediately. When I finished, I was VERY happy with the results. It was a pretty quick dessert to prepare and I noticed it could become a nice gourmet dessert recipe.
What makes this dessert vegan? No dairy products and no eggs involved! The custard part was made using agar agar flakes, which is a vegetable gelatin derived from wild sea vegetables, like red algae. How bizarre but yet so amazing! Alicia Silverstone incorporates this in some of her recipes in The Kind Diet by making fruity kanten, which is a jello-like dish. I had been wanting to use my little packet of agar agar for a while that I was thankful for Kirsten posting such a great recipe. Make sure to visit her site for some other great recipes!
As far as the chocolate part of the dessert, I decided to use a bar of 85% Dark Chocolate that Alter Eco packed in my goodie box.