Basics: The most versatile Sweet Tart Base

A good tart crust is what every patissier tries to master first, and it can be elusive! We’ve tried to make a simple recipe here to make it easier to have that professional look, texture, and taste at home. The key to this recipe is having the coconut oil at the right temperature – it needs to be scoopable and creamy, not a liquid and not too solid.


Serving Size and Time:

Serving size: Makes 8 tartlets or 1 large tart base

Time: 35 mins (including rolling and rest time, add 15 mins for baking)



– 120g coconut oil (creamy at room temperature)

– 60g coconut flower sugar

– 50g almond butter

– 45g maple syrup

– 170g oat flour (we used gluten-free)

– 80g rice flour

– 35ml water

– 2g salt






1. Whip the sugar and salt into the creamy coconut oil

2. Add the almond butter and maple syrup into the mix and keep whipping until you have a white-ish emulsion.

3. Pour in the water and the flours into the mix and fold in.  Keep mixing until you get a dough.

4. Wrap the dough in cling film and let it rest for 15 minutes in the refridgerator. The dough should be firm when you take it out.

5. Take the dough out and roll it into a thin sheet. If you are making tartlets you want the dough to be 3mm thick. If you are making a large tart, it can be 5mm thick.

6. Great your baking tin with coconut oil. Cut rounds in your rolled sheet that are slightly larger than the moulds of your tin, and place each cut sheet into the mould. Press the sheet firmly into the corners.

7. Bake at 185 degrees Celcius for 15-20 minutes (depending on oven strength).


Use this base for chocolate pies, fruit tarts, lemon tarts. Check out our lemon curd recipe or chocolate mousse recipe!

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