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Coconut and Lime Gypsy Tart Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 1 pre-made shortcrust pastry shell
- 1 can (400ml) of sweetened condensed milk
- 1/2 cup of desiccated coconut
- 1/4 cup of fresh lime juice
- 2 teaspoons of lime zest
- 3 large eggs

Special equipment needed:
- Mixing bowl
- Whisk
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Zester
- Oven

Step-by-step instructions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).

2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the sweetened condensed milk, desiccated coconut, lime juice, lime zest, and eggs until well combined.

3. Pour the mixture into the pre-made shortcrust pastry shell.

4. Bake the tart in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the filling is set and the pastry is golden brown.

5. Remove the tart from the oven and let it cool to room temperature.

6. Once cooled, slice the tart into desired portions and serve.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 25-30 minutes
350°F (180°C)
Serving size:
6-8 servings

Nutritional information:
Calories per serving: 360
Fat: 17g
Carbohydrates: 45g
Protein: 8g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- If you don't have desiccated coconut, you can use shredded coconut instead.
- If you don't have fresh lime juice, you can use bottled lime juice instead.
- If you don't have a pre-made shortcrust pastry shell, you can make your own using a recipe of your choice.

- You can add a teaspoon of vanilla extract to the filling for extra flavor.
- You can sprinkle some extra desiccated coconut on top of the tart before baking for added texture.

Tips and tricks:
- Make sure to whisk the filling ingredients well to ensure a smooth and even texture.
- If the pastry starts to brown too quickly, cover the edges with foil to prevent burning.
- The tart can be served warm or cold, depending on your preference.

Storage instructions:
- Store the leftover tart in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating instructions:
- To reheat the tart, place it in a preheated oven at 350°F (180°C) for 10-15 minutes, or until heated through.

Presentation ideas:
- Serve the tart on a decorative plate or cake stand for an elegant presentation.
- Garnish the tart with fresh lime slices or shredded coconut for added visual appeal.

- This tart pairs well with a cup of hot tea or coffee for a cozy afternoon treat.

Suggested side dishes:
- Serve the tart with a side of fresh fruit or a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a delicious dessert.

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the filling is not setting properly, try baking the tart for a few extra minutes until it is firm to the touch.

Food safety advice:
- Make sure to store the tart in the refrigerator to prevent bacterial growth.

Food history:
- The Gypsy Tart is a traditional British dessert that originated in Kent, England in the 19th century.

Flavor profiles:
- This tart has a sweet and creamy filling with a tropical twist from the coconut and lime.

Serving suggestions:
- Serve the tart as a dessert or as a sweet treat with afternoon tea.

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Taste: Creamy, Sweet, Citrusy, Coconutty