Tuesday 4 August 2015

Egg Tarts

I love eating Egg Tarts and this recipe from Baking on Cloud 9 has been my first and also trusted egg tart recipe since I chanced upon it a few years back.

I've adapted this recipe to suit my oven and the egg tarts have been well received so far. The ingredients are easily available and the steps are simple, simple and simple.

I usually make a batch of the egg tart pastry and used only what I need, keeping the rest of the pastry in the freezer unbaked for about 1-2 weeks. This will ensure that I can satisfy my cravings for freshly baked egg tarts for the next 1-2 weeks! (Lol!)

Egg Tarts
makes about 22 tarts

For the Pastry
300g plain flour
2 tbspn custard powder
2 tbspn milk powder
1 tbspn sugar
1 egg (about 60g)
200g butter

Rub-in Method (Cold butter) - I used this method
1. Cut cold butter into small cubes.
2. Combine flour, custard powder and milk powder and mix well.
3. With fingertip, rub in the cold butter, add sugar, mix well.
4. Add beaten egg, mix to form a soft dough (do not knead).
5. Wrap with cling wrap and refrigerate before use.

Easy Method (Melted butter) - For reference only
1. Melt butter.
2. Combine all dry ingredients and mix well.
3. Add melted butter and beaten egg.
4. Using a pair of chopsticks mix to form a soft dough.
5. Wrap with cling wrap and refrigerate before use.

For the Filling
280g water
120-140g sugar
200g beaten egg (3 large eggs or 4 medium eggs)
80g evaporated milk
Few drops vanilla extract (optional)

1. Heat up water and sugar till sugar dissolved. Let cool.
2. Add beaten egg, evaporated milk and vanilla extract and mix well.
3. Sieve the mixture 3 times.

1. Divide pastry dough into balls of 30g and press the dough into tart moulds.
2. Spoon in the fillings till 90% full.
3. Bake in preheated oven at 200ºC for 20 mins.

This post is linked to the Best Recipes for Everyone August 2015 Event (Theme: Dim Sum) organised by Fion XuanHom's Mum Kitchen Diary) and hosted by May (厨苑食谱

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  1. Hi LY, Nice to know you from the blogging. Your egg tarts looks fabulous with the beautiful surface!
    Thanks for linking with BREE#12!

  2. Hi LY,
    Yum yum, I see silky smooth egg tarts ! Must be very delicious. I bring my salad prawn dumplings to exchange with you, can ? Let's yum cha today !

  3. OMG!My son favourite egg tart!

  4. Can I leave out custard powder?

    1. Hi Amanda, I've seen recipes without adding custard powder so I think it should be ok to leave out.

    2. Can I also leave out the milk powder?

    3. Hi Amanda,
      Sorry I'm not able to advise as I've been following this recipe so far.



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