Thursday, August 5, 2010
Welcomed by the breezy rainy monsoons,the health nut family safely reached incredible India after an expected tiring journey with a toddler in terrible 3's.It has been raining since we arrived,the wet season may not be the best season to go around the town,but definitely inviting to warm up the ovens.
The coconut pastries are baked version of the infamous deep fried puran puri.
The divine match of chocolate and coconut ,sweet and nutty ,the filling couldn't get any simpler.
The Health Nut Challenge 7 focuses on tropical fruits and vegetables.Please share yours for an exciting round up of Tropical Temptations
Recipe : Coconut Dark Chocolate Pastries
For the pastry
2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoon of dry yeast(1 small sachet)
1/2 cup luke warm water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoon Olive oil
1 cup grated unsweetened coconut
1/2 cup bitter sweet chocolate chips
Mix the yeast,water and sugar in a small bowl. Let sit for 15-20 minutes.
In a large mixing bowl combine the flour ingredients along with the yeast mixture. Make a smooth dough and cover. Allow to rise for an hour until double its original size.
Preheat oven to 350F.On a lightly floured work surface,roll out the dough to 1 cm thick.Cut out 10 rounds about 6 cm in a diameter.Place 1 tablespoon of the coconut and 3-4 chocolate chips in the center of each round.
Brush the edges of the rounds with water;fold rounds in half to make semicircles;press edges using a fork.Bake for 15 minutes until golden.
The pastries are now a part of Yeast Spotting.