Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Portuguese Egg Tarts

These are such a delightful little treats. Diana and I could never resist them whenever we see them at the Asian Bakery or at the dim sum place. I’ve made some egg tarts using the short-crust pastry before and this is the first time I am trying my hand in making Portuguese egg tart which have a flakier type of pastries. I went online to check on the recipe and most of them used store bought puff pastry for the crust which I am not too keen of using. In the end I used the recipe of a Dim Sum book I bought many years ago. The pastry turns out pretty flaky but I wish they were a bit tenderer. I think the next time I will try out Shirley of Kokken69 recipe for the pastry as they look so soft and tender.

I don’t think I will put up the recipe for the pastry here until I perfect it but I am posting up the recipe of the custard filling which I got it from Christine’s Recipe.




Ingredients for Custard Filling
Adapted from Christine’s Recipe

3 eggs
110 gm caster sugar
225 gm hot water
85 m evaporated milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1. Add sugar into hot water, mix until completely dissolved.
2. Whisk egg with evaporated milk. Pour in sugar water. Mix well.
3. Sift egg mixture to get rid of any foam into a tea pot. Carefully pour egg mixture into each tart shell.
4. Preheat oven to 375 degree F. Position rack in lower part of the oven. Bake tarts for 10 to 15 minutes until the edges are lightly brown.
5. Lower the heat to 350 degree Keep an eye on them. Once you see the custard being puffed up a bit, pull the oven door open about 2 to 3 inches. Bake for another 10 to 15 minutes until the custard is cooked through. Just insert a toothpick into the custard. If it stands on its own, it’s done.

22 comments:

hanushi said...

Awesome! I cannot resist a good old egg tart too...

Jeannie said...

I love tarts but don't like to make because too tedious lol! Yours look scrumptious!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Yummy! I couldn't resist one too!

Cheah said...

They look good to me, simply irresistible!

Cuisine Paradise said...

Gosh!!!! Your egg tarts look irresistible!!!! How i wish i can have 1 now :)

アンゼエリン said...

Woo, yummy delicious egg tart.

Shereen said...

Gert,
I can see the layers on the pastry..still not good enough?Love the burnt bits too..a must in Portugis egg tarts.I wanted to do egg tarts ( any kind) for a very long time but I malas when I know there will only be J and I who will makan..hmmm!!

Linda said...

Your tarts looks so delicious! To me, your crust look flaky n good. Still no good? I made twice, first burnt! Second, crust not cooked! :) kids said "mum, buy from outside better" :p Will look forward to your perfect ideal one!

ReeseKitchen said...

Too long never try egg tarts, no matter its the local ones or the Portuguese ones. Yours really looks tempting...beautifully baked!!

lena said...

they look pretty nice! you mean these crusts are too flaky for you?

Anncoo said...

I love egg tarts and this looks so yummy :)

Natalie said...

i buy these all the time, now i can make my own!!

Rosita Vargas said...

Exquisitas tartas lucen espectaculares,me encantan,abrazos.

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

I still bookmarked for making flaky egg tarts, yours look good.

ICook4Fun said...

Hanushi, me either :)

Jeannie, thank you. Need a lot of improvement on the crust.

LCOM, thanks.

Cheah, thanks.

Ellena, ha ha.. wish i can share it with you.

アンゼエリン, thank you.

Shereen, the pastry is flaky but it is not tender enough. I need to re-work on the recipe.

ICook4Fun said...

Linda, ha ha your kids are cute. The crust is flaky but it is quite hard. i like it to be more tender :)

Reese, thank you.

Lena, the crust is flaky enough but they are hard too :)

Ann, thanks.

Natalie, you can always use store bought puff pastry to make this.

Rosita, gracias!

Sonia, thank you.

sam said...

hi there,

the recipe looks great. thanks for sharing. i was just wondering if you put in the sugar water warm or leave it to cool completely before adding it to the egg mixture?

ICook4Fun said...

Sam, I add it in warm.

My Little Space said...

I love this kind of tarts alot! The crust looks really crunchy. Yummm...
Kristy

Sam said...

Thank you, looking forward to attempt the recipe this weekend :)

Quiet_Baker- said...

I came across your post about eggs tarts and I must say that this is just so yummy! I was reading your posts and your snippets and your DH is really lucky to have you! I really don't know how you find time and energy to create and post these wonderful blogs! Wow!!!

Keep up the good work!

Will be dropping by often!

Anonymous said...

Any body knows where I can find frozen puff pastry to make egg tarts?