Klapertart is a popular baked custard pudding, which uses young coconut flesh to give it a trademark taste. The origins of this pudding are in Manado, Sulawesi regions of Indonesia, again the Dutch influence is Dominant here. Its a pretty simple and delicious dessert.
Having had a sweet tooth since childhood I loved this pudding when I first had it in Jakarta, a very familiar taste of the custard which my mom made when we were kids, of course my mother made custard the Indian or sindhi way, adding banana and chickoo.
This baked custard has a lot of other ingredients like coconut, raisins, almond flakes and not forgetting the main flavours of rum and cinnamon. These flavours come together and form a unique tongue tickling tasty pudding.
Ingredients for klapertart
• 300 ml milk
• 150 ml whipping cream
• 150 gms sugar
• 30 g all purpose flour
• 15 g cornstarch
• 25 gms butter
• 1/4 tsp salt
• 3 eggs yolks
• 150 g young coconut meat, ( from drinking coconut)
• 25 g raisins ( optional to soak in Rum for few hours, I soaked for 2 hours)
• 25 g almond, chopped, or flakes( i used flakes)
• 3 tbsp rum or 1 tbsp rum essence
• 1 tbsp vanilla essence
• 3 eggs whites
• 50g sugar
• 1 tbsp flour
• 25 g raisin
• 25 g almonds flakes
• 2 tsp ground cinnamon
Preparation of klapertart
• In a small container, mix a portion of the milk (around 100 ml) with flour and cornstarch. Set aside.
• Heat the rest of the milk with sugar. Keep stirring.
• Slowly pour the mixture of milk and flour, stirring continuously. Bring to boil and then turn the heat off. Add butter and mix well. The custard will be very thick at this point.
• Whisk the cream untill soft peaks are formed, add in the milk flour sugar mixture, and the egg yolks. Mix well and finally add raisins, almond flakes , coconut and essence.
• Pour the mixture into a greased pyrex dish
• Bake at 160° C for about 25 minutes in a preheated oven.
Whisk egg whites till soft peaks are formed, add sugar and flour, whisk again till stiff peaks form.
Remove the custard from the oven and pour the egg white mixture over the custard, neatly.
Finally, sprinkle almond flakes, raisins and cinnamon powder over the egg whites. Bake once more for 20 to 25 minutes in the oven at 160°C until golden brown.
Cool, and refrigerate until serving time.
** I divided the pudding into 2..