Thursday, March 18, 2010

Egg Tarts

Egg tarts come in many variations .There are egg white tarts, milk tarts, honey-egg tarts, Pandan flavor tarts etc but the traditional one is the egg custard tarts which usually serve at dim sum place or at the Chinese Bakeries. These come in two kind of pastry. One which use the sweet short crust pastry and another one is the puff pastry kind. I made the traditional kind using short crust pastry. The custard filling is made out of eggs, milk, sugar and a bit of vanilla. The custard is soft and silky and it contrasted beautifully with the crispy crust. You can always change the filling to pandan, green tea or citrus flavor.

Ingredients for the Pastry

125 gm. butter
60 gm. icing sugar
1 egg yolk
200 gm. flour

Ingredients for Egg Custard

280 gm. fresh milk
110 gm. sugar
3 nos. eggs
1/2 tsp. vanilla essence

1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degree F. Beat butter and icing sugar till well mixed. Add in the egg yolk and mix well.
2. Add in vanilla and then the flour and mix into a dough. If the dough mixture is a bit dry add a bit of cold water until the dough comes together. Rest the dough for 30mins. Roll out the dough and line the dough into small tart moulds.
3. Bake the tart shell till half-cooked. This will take about 10 min. The pastry should turn white and slightly brown on the edges. Remove from the oven. Turn the oven heat down to 325 degree F
4. For egg custard, heat sugar and milk together. Once sugar dissolves remove from heat Do not boil the milk.
5. Whisk eggs and pour into the milk mixture. Add in the vanilla.
6. Sift the egg custard and pour into tart shells and bake till egg custard sets.

Note : Check your tarts after 12-15 mins of baking. What you can do is to shake the tray of egg tarts and if the custard wobbles, then it a sign that it's not cook and if it doesn't wobble, then it's set and you can take it out from the oven.

20 comments:

Angie's Recipes said...

Flaky pastries are on the top of my favourites! Creamy, soft custard surrounded with flaky crumble crust...mmm...let me get some real good Oolong tea!

MaryMoh said...

Mmmm....looks delicious. I love egg tarts. I used to eat a lot when I was back home. They are easily available in shops. But here I have not seen any. I better make myself. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Jeannie said...

Hi! Scrumptious looking tarts you have there. Been through your pass posts and love the seafood tarts very much. Looks wonderful! Have a nice day.

jellybelly said...

They look so pretty. I think I'll try and let my daughter help :)

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said...

Yummy tarts! Wish to have that some...:)

psst...I've made ur Egg Paratha Rolls. Thanks for sharing the recipe ya! ;)

Anncoo said...

Mmm...I love egg tarts! This looks so tempting!

Little Inbox said...

I would love to give this a try. Will link the recipe to your post once I blog it. :)

zurin said...

Oh so dainty and pretty !!! they look so delicate .YUMMY

Cheah said...

Hey this looks delicious, great to have a hot cup of Green tea to go with it!

Ju (The Little Teochew) said...

Dan Tart!!!! I can eat a few at a go. Especially if they are chilled. Gert, they look so adorable.

Sushma Mallya said...

Egg tarts look so beautiful & so tempting...

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

your egg tart mould look diff from the normal one, very cute and your tart look really yummy!

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

your egg tart mould look diff from the normal one, very cute and your tart look really yummy!

Little Corner of Mine said...

I love egg tart but too lazy to make my own. I think I only tried it once ages ago. :P

ICook4Fun said...

Angie, come over and we can have it with a cup of tea :)

Mary, thank you. Yes we can buy this easily from the Chinese Bakeries here.

Jeannie, thank you.

Jellybelly, I sure you will have a good tme baking with your daughter.

Love2cook, you are most welcome :)

Anncoo, me too :)

Little Inbox, enjoy making the egg tarts.

Zurin, thank you.

Cheah, yes it is.

Ju, thank you.

Sushma, thanks.

Sonia, I just cut the dough with a cookie cutter and stick the dough in a muffin tin :)

LCOM, you can always use store bought puff pastry for this.

Elin said...

Dan Tart ...my favourite tea snack :) Homemade ones are not so sweet coz we can control the sweetness. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Nate @ House of Annie said...

Mmm, my favorite!

Food For Tots said...

I never get bored eating egg tarts. Just had some for tea this afternoon. I made it once but it was a failure. I will bookmark yours in my to-bake list. ;)

Anonymous said...

Hi, how many tarts can this recipe made? When baking the tart shells, do i need to put beans on the shells to prevent tarts from puffing up? thks

Anonymous said...

Hi, thank you for sharing such a nice recipe, however, just wondering, is it possible to use the pre-make puff pastry (i.e.pampas shortcut puff pastry), like the one available in the supermarket? Thank you.