Coqueira (Portuguese Coconut Tart)
|Preparation - Directions:||
Method for pastry: Cut up the 1/2 pound shortening with the 1 egg yolk, add the flour and sugar and cut in shortening with two knives or pastry blender until pieces are size of small peas. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the water over part of the flour-shortening mixtures. Gently toss with fork; push to one side of bowl. Sprinkle next tablespoon water over dry part; mix lightly; push to moistened part at side. Repeat until all is moistened. Gather up with fingers; form into a ball.