Recipe by Goh Mei Lee
"Yummy Asian egg tarts! This recipe makes 22 3-inch tarts. First, mix up a batch of shortdough pastry, then fill them with egg custard and bake."
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The egg tarts taste great! But the confectioners' sugar is forgotten to be mentioned in the directions! Anyway, juz mix the confectioners' sugar with the flour and salt to make the crust. Like wat the previous reviewer said, the custard is 2 sweet, so need to reduce the sugar. Other than these, this recipe is a great one for making egg tarts.
Would be a great recipe with a bit of tweaking.. I reduced the sugar to 1/2 cup for the custard, and it wasnt sweet enough for my family. Plus, the dough isn't flaky, like the types you find in egg tarts bought from an asian bakery. I am asian, and I wasn't terribly impressed by this recipe... the pastry was easy to work with, but you should roll the pastry thinner than 1/8'', so you get more egg custard and less pastry in the tart. I'd also advise you to not take out the egg tarts immediately once they are done baking, but to open the oven door, and leave them in for a little longer. This is to keep them from deflating too quickly and cracking in the middle. I'll be working on improving this, I'm sure it can be improved a lot after a few tries, thanks!
Deliciously Asian egg tarts. Easy to bake. Cheap dessert.
This recipe is good and easy to make but just to sweet, I kind of change the amount of sugar used as my family is on sugar watch...
Thanks for such a wonderful recipe...most of all it is Asian.
Did this a month ago out of curiosity. Used muffin pans instead, and yielded 20 tarts. I was too lazy to roll out the dough, so I did as one reviewer suggested and rolled them into balls then pressed them into the pans. The end result was wonderful, but was very bland. I have no idea why, the sugar probably didn't melt. The texture was wonderful, and the custard was so pretty. I gave my professor some and he loved it. My boyfriend did, too. I will try this again, and hopefully the next time will yield me sweeter tarts. :) thanks so much for the recipe!
This recipe was alright. I didn't feel like it had the same taste that you find in most dim sims resturants, which was what I was looking for. I also, didn't think it was very sweet like most reviewers said. I did think this recipe was easy and fairly quick. I didn't have tartlet cups so I used a muffin pan which worked. Also, I had to bake much longer then what was suggested.
When I made this recipe, I had twice as much dough as filling, so I ended up making two batches. The first night I took the time to roll out the dough and make the individual tarts, but it took forever! However it was easier to eat and tasted great. For the second batch, I was a little bit in a hurry, so I made the mistake of not beating the eggs all the way. MAKE SURE THIS DOES NOT HAPPEN! The final product was yellow and white and tasted a little bit funny. Also for the second batch, I made one giant custard-pie instead of the individual tarts. This also tasted fine but you have to increase the baking time for a few minutes in order to cook the center, but be careful not to burn the crust. This recipe is just so perfect, and if you use a light butter for the crust, it is healthy too! Also, for both of the batches I did not have evaporated milk, so instead I melted 1 tablespoon of butter into 1/4 cup milk and it tasted fine.
Very sweet but tastes good. I have only made custard part, without the pastry - by pouring the mixture into a pan. After making this recipe a few times I've found that cutting down on the sugar doesn't change its wonderful taste. For example, I use 1/2 cup of white sugar or so.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Egg Tarts II
Serving Size: 1/22 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 22
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 138
** Calories from Fat: 59
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