Thursday, 10 March 2016
Egg tart or egg custard tart is a Chinese traditional snack found at Tim sum joints and bakery. The pastry is filled with a egg custard mixture and bake till sets. It's a favourite in Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia.
Ingredients for pastry:
225 gms plain flour
115 gms butter
45 gms icing sugar
2 egg yolks
Sift flour and icing sugar together.
Cut butter into cubes and add into flour mixture.
Use rubbing method to combine flour mixture into breadcrumbs.
Add in egg yolks and lightly knead into a dough.
Press into tarts moulds and bake at 180° for 10 mins.
Take out from oven and pour in egg custard.
Bake for 15 - 20 mins until custard sets.
Ingredients for filling:
3 eggs and 2 yolks
150 ml syrup
100 ml evaporated milk
50 ml water
1 tsp honey
Beat eggs, add in syrup, milk, water and honey.
Stir well and strain into a measuring cup.
Stir well before pouring into half baked tarts.
Note: To cook syrup. Boil 70 gms sugar and 60 ml water, with a slice of lemon or lime to boil till sugar dissolved.