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Coconut Gizzada Recipe

Jamaican Coconut Gizzadas are truly delicious, tasty, and nutritious. According to my research, Gizzada or grizzada, also referred to as pinch-me-round, and known as queijada in the Portuguese language, is a pastry in Jamaican cuisine and Portuguese cuisine. The tart is contained in a small, crisp pastry shell with a pinched crust and filled with a sweet and spiced coconut filling. Here's how to make Jamaican Coconut Gizzadas!

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Coconut Gizzada Recipe

Gizzada Crust

  • 2 cups All Purpose Flour

  • 1/2 cup (1 Stick) Unsalted Butter

  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt

  • 1/2 cup Ice Cold Water

Gizzada Filling

  • 1/2 cup coconut milk

  • 2 cups Brown Sugar

  • 1 Tablespoon grated Ginger

  • 2 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract

  • 1 Tablespoon Nutmeg

  • 1 Tablespoon Cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt

  • 2 1/4 cups Coconut Flakes

How to make Gizzada Filling

  1. In a medium pot, add the coconut milk, brown sugar, grated ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, salt, and grated coconut. Mix together until fully incorporated.

  2. Let it boil on medium heat for about 20 to 25 minutes until all the liquid is almost gone with consistent stirring.

  3. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.

How to assembly the Gizzada

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

  2. Get the dough. Lightly dust with flour on the work surface and a rolling pin.

  3. Place the dough on the floured surface and roll it out.

  4. Cut into circles.

  5. Pinch the edge of the dough by using your thumb and index finger to create a casing like a cup.

  6. Then use a fork to poke some holes in the shells, so it doesn’t puff up in the oven while baking.

  7. Place the pastry shells in a greased baking pan.

  8. Prebake them for about 8. This prevents raw dough under the filling after baking the gizzada.

  9. Remove from the oven and fill each pastry shell with the gizzada filling.

  10. Place them in the oven again and bake for about 15 to 20 minutes or until it is lightly brown on top and around the edges.

  11. Completely cool before serving. Enjoy the Gizzadas.


See how I made this delicious coconut treat in the video below👇🏼

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