I would like to introduce this delicious egg tart recipe to those who has never taste it before and also loves pastries. Try to bake this for your loved ones and I am sure that it will brighten up their days. Although these are not as good as the ones compared with the bakery shops, but they taste the most delicious because you made them with your heart. It is made with outer crispy crust that is filled with soft, moist egg custard. The preparation time is approximately 2 hours. You don’t really have to be a good cook in order to do this because most of the procedures are simple and easy to follow. I have improved the recipe from time to time and added up some important steps on it.
A) Crust ( 8 tarts)
· 1 ½ unsalted butter stick(1 cup)
· 2 cups flour
· 1 egg
· 150ml powdered sugar
· ½ tsp salt
B) Egg Custard (10-12 tarts)
· 5 small eggs/ 4 medium eggs/ 3 large eggs
· 290ml milk
· 75ml water
· 190ml sugar or less (1.5cups)
· 1 pinch salt
· Electric mixer(optional)
· 2 large bowls
· Measuring cup
· Tart tins or disposable muffin tins
Step 1: Melt the butter
Note: You can either melt or use electric mixer to beat the butter until it is soft and fluffy.
Step 2: Add flour, powdered sugar, egg and salt together into the butter
Note : Electric mixer might not work well in kneading dough because it will spill flour all over the place and make a mess to your kitchen.
Step 3: Form small balls of dough and place them on tart tins (or disposable muffin tins)
Tip : This method is considered to be the toughest among others. A delicious egg tart depends on how thick your crust is. If the crust is too thick, you tend to consume more crust and less custard which leaves you unsatisfactory feeling. If it is too thin, the egg tart will fall apart easily.
Step 4: Mix all the ingredients for making egg custard
Note: It is all right if you happened to find some visible yellow patches or the egg white that does not dissolve completely in the mixture. They do not affect the taste of the custard.
Step 5: Pour the egg custard mixture into a measuring cup
Step 6: Preheat the oven to 350 �F and bake them for 40 to 50 minutes.
Warning: Please handle with care while you are working with oven. If you happened to burn yourself, seek medical help immediately.
Step 7: Insert a toothpick into the custard
Step 8: Remove the egg tarts from disposable muffin tins (or tart tins)
Warning: Be very careful while removing the egg tarts from the hot tins because you might scale yourself if you do not handle them cautiously.