Pinoy Twists

September 4, 2019
Kalamay Hati Tarts

DIFFICULTY: Moderate

Makes 12 to 24 servings
Preparation and cooking time: 2 hours


Ingredients:

For the Short Bread Crust:
1 cup salted butter, softened
2 cups all-purpose flour
½ cup confectionare’s sugar
3-4 tablespoons water
Flour for dusting work surface

For the Kalamay Hati Filling:
2 ¼ cups glutinous rice flour
2 ¼ cups muscovado sugar
2 cups coconut milk
2 cups coconut cream
½ cup water

For the Latik Topping:
2 cups coconut milk

Procedure:

For the Short Bread Crust:
1. Preheat oven to 170 degrees Celsius.
2. Mix together softened butter and sugar and cream/ whip together before gradually pouring in the all-purpose flour mix together and then pour 3-4 tablespoons of ice-cold water until it forms into a dough.
3. Place in a floured work surface and continue and lightly knead until dough doesn’t stick to your hands and on work surface. Cling wrap the dough ball and let set in the chiller for about 30 minutes.
4. Once dough is set, take out from chiller and roll out on floured surface again. Using a dough cutter, cut into squares.
5. Press down the dough squares one by one in individual tart tins. Place uncooked rice grains on each tart tin to keep the dough from rising when baking.
6. Bake for 12 – 15 minutes or until tart crusts are golden brown. Take out of oven to cool. Once cooled, take out the rice on top and tap out the tart shells from the tins.

For the Kalamay Hati Filling:
1. In a stock pot, combine coconut milk, coconut cream, water, and glutinous rice flour. Mix well until then texture of the mixture becomes soft. Use wire whisk if necessary.
2. Turn the heat on to medium. Gradually stir until the mixture starts to get hot. You will notice that lumps will form, continue to stir until bubbles appear.
3. Set the heat to low-medium. Continue to stir for 15 minutes.
4. Add the sugar. Mix well to incorporate. Continue to mix for the next 30 to 40 minutes or until the mixture becomes really thick and the color turns dark brown.
5. Let it cool for a few minutes.

For the Latik Topping:
1. Heat a sauce pan and pour the coconut milk. Bring coconut milk into a boil and continuously stir until liquid evaporates. Process takes about 15 minutes
2. Continue stirring until brown residue is formed. Take pan out from heat and use as topping for the tart.

For Assembly:
1. Take each tart shell, and fill it with a spoonful of cooked kalamay hati and top it with a sprinkle of latik.
2. Let set in the chiller for about 30 minutes before serving.

 

Liked this modern take on Filipino kakanin Kalamay Hati? Also check out Chef Jackie Laudico’s Suman And Coconut Panna Cotta.