Jackie wrote in today to ask:
Do you have any recipes for coconut flour based pie crust/ pastry dough? I want to make some turnovers with quince, but I’m new to coconut flour and can’t really eyeball a recipe yet. I made a successful pie crust the other day, but I had to very gingerly press it into the pan, and I think it only held because the pie was a refrigerated one (chocolate mousse! gluten/sugar/dairy free. it was to die for) But- any help would be greatly appreciated!
Here is my reply:
I don’t have a recipe as such as don’t use coconut flour that often but Bruce Fife’s Cooking with Coconut Flour (see in Books) would be a good resource for you. He has a single crust recipe based on
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup flaked coconut
1/2 tbsp honey (optional if you want savoury pastry)
1/4 cup butter (I would use grapeseed oil or coconut oil)
If you need it to hold together more, either increase the egg amount and/or add some arrowroot would be my advice.
Anyone else got any advice to add to mine?