Portuguese Egg Tarts ; Baby’s Favourite

Been watching the Gem of Life, a Hong Kong tv serial and they started talking about egg tarts. Although what they had are birds’ nest egg tarts, and of course I can’t afford getting birds’ nest here. haha I decided to do baby’s favourite – Portuguese egg tarts ! (:

who could resist this hot custard tart with a caramelised top ? I have been wanting to make these for the longest time. The last time I had a really good tart was at KFC in Guangzhou. hehe Sadly, mine didn’t turn out the same way. But I will be doing alot of trail and error to try and get it as close as possible! hehe

When I decided to make these tarts, I went around looking for a recipe and found one on Rasa Malaysia. They used pie crust as their tart base, but I decided to use puff pastry instead cause I wanted the buttery and flaky texture of the tart. It’s a pity my aluminium tart mould is too shallow, the amount of custard that could fill the tarts wasn’t enough! hehe so will try and find moulds that are slightly deeper (:

alrightie. Enough talking! Here’s the recipe of the egg tarts I’ve made! Hope you will enjoy it as much we did!

Ingredients :

1 sheet of ready-rolled-out puff pastry

4 egg yolks

1/3 cup caster sugar (or less according to how sweet you want)

1/3 cup of whipping cream

1/3 cup of milk

3 drops of vanilla extract

Steps :

1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees celcius. Roll the puff pastry into a swiss roll and chill it in the fridge for 10 mins.

2. Cut the puff pastry into 12 pieces and roll it out into 10cm rounds.

3. Fit it into the moulds and use a fork to prick a hole at the bottom.

4. Make the custard by mixing the rest of the ingredients in a mixing bowl using an electric beater for about 3 mins.

5. Strain the filling through a strainer and fill the tarts.

6. Bake the tarts for about 15-20 mins or until there are brown spots caramelised on the top of the tart. Allow the tarts to rest for not more than 5 minutes so that it’s easier to take them out of the moulds! (:

How cute is that. The custard would rise while it’s baking and once it’s brought out of the oven, it deflates!

ENJOY! (:

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