Mama D’s coconut jam tart
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Mama D’s coconut jam tart

Recipe By Chef Nti
Photographs By Craig Fraser


4 cups flour
3 tsp baking powder
½ cup sugar
Pinch of salt
2 tsp desiccated coconut
220g margarine
3 eggs
½ cup jam (any flavour, but preferably apricot)
½ cup coconut shavings, for garnish

Cooking Instructions

  1. Mix all the dry ingredients together one by one.
  2. Add the margarine and the eggs, one by one.
  3. Mix until it forms a dough.
  4. Use two-thirds of the dough to line a baking pan, using your fingers to flatten it evenly.
  5. Cover the remaining dough with cling wrap and freeze to firm up, about 30 minutes.
  6. Spread the jam on top of the dough layer in the baking pan.
  7. Grate the leftover frozen dough over the jam as a topping.
  8. Bake the tart in the oven at 180°C for 15 minutes.
  9. Remove and scatter coconut shavings on top. Return the tart to the oven for another 5–10 minutes.
  10. When the top turns golden brown, remove it from the oven and let it cool before slicing.

About the Author

Nthabiseng Ramaboa has lived many lives – in business, fashion and now, food. Her credentials include, but are not limited to, partnerships with brands such as Fatti’s & Moni’s, Nespresso and Le Creuset; she is also AEG’s national ambassador and most recently Chef Nti was the South African ambassador for BBC’s Lifestyle Channel. Chef Nti became a household name when hosting The Perfect Ace – a cooking show on etv. In 2014 she began a new career in the culinary industry, starting with a year of food research in Los Angeles. This inspired real, genuine love and passion for both homecooked meals and fine-dining experiences. Chef Nti is a restauranteur, food and beverage product developer, entrepreneur and fashion designer. Fast-forward to 2019 and Chef Nti speaks to a few hundred -thousand fans online and is the proud owner of her very own restaurant, Taste Kitchen; located in Joburg’s Maboneng Precinct. Taste Kitchen hosts intimate, bespoke events showcasing Chef Nti’s take on traditional African meals.

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