Here is a bit of a twist on Ye olde 'Bakewell Tart'. I made these Coconut and Raspberry tarts. Bakewell Tart traditionally has ground almonds in the mixture, I didn't have any almonds but I did have desiccated coconut, in true 'Inthesky' style I made a substitution and even if I do say so myself they were quite agreeable on ones palette. These were a thrifty nifty little bake as they use the homemade Raspberry jam that I made in the Summer. I didn't fuss too much with the quantities, they are basically a Jam tart with a Coconut Sponge topping. I can make these by guess work and live with the imperfections.
Pie Day Friday has been scuppered with lack of enthusiasm of the family front. Henry is in his fourth week of being a vegetarian. The other half has given up red meat. I am using meat from the freezer but have not bought any and Euan is trying very hard to remain an omnivore. We have been eating a lot less meat as a family. Nut Roasts on Sunday, Vegetable curries, Vegetable stew, Vegetable soup, Vegetarian Lasagne, Vegtable 'Shepherds' Pie, Falafel,, Bean Burgers and other concoctions. I wonder how long we will keep it up?
The Hairy Bikers like meat in their Pies!