Chef Wendell shows Daniel Miller how to make Coconut Cream Torte.
1 cup organic shredded coconut unsweetened, divided
2-2/3 cup organic, unprocessed coconut milk (low fat)
1/8 tsp. vanilla
¼ cup cornstarch
pinch of sea salt
¼ cup pure maple syrup (no Aunt Jamima, please)
Walnut, Almond, or Pecan Crust (Tons of recipes on-line-avoid butter and processed sugar, however. Try Smart Balance and Sucanat))
Danger, Danger... It's almost pure High Fructose Corn Syrup ready to plump you up and raise glucose levels. (1) prepared Roasted Almond Nut Crust (Almonds are loaded with Essential Fatty Acid)
In a 350° oven toast the coconut on a cookie sheet pan for 5 or 6 minutes. Don't walk away. When it becomes brown on the edges, watch carefully. Stir and set aside.
In a small mixing bowl, stir the 1/3 cup of coconut milk into the cornstarch. Use a wooden spoon and press out any lumps.
In a small sauce pan, gently add the remaining 2 1/3 cups coconut milk, salt and syrup.
Whisk in the cornstarch slurry, stirring constantly over medium high heat until the mix comes to a full rolling boil. Simmer on low for a minute or two.
Remove from the heat and stir in the toasted coconut.
Pour the filling into the crust and sprinkle with remaining toasted coconut for garnish.
Refrigerate before serving. The filling will slowly thicken as the creamy mix cools and sets.
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Almonds are low in saturated fat and contain many other protective calcium and magnesium - for strong bones, vitamin E and compounds called phytochemicals, which may help protect against cardiovascular disease and even cancer.Wikipedia says that Coconut oil is one of the most stable oils you can buy. It does not turn rancid easily. It does not attack your arteries. If it is hydrogenated or processed, it becomes unhealthy. In fact, coconut oil was one of the foods Weston Price studied in his journeys. He discovered that the coconut was considered, by the local populations, a medicine food. Weston Price found that those civilizations that consumed coconut regularly had no knowledge of cancer, heart disease, arthritis, and diabetes.
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