Thursday, October 30, 2008

Egg Tarts

Care for an afternoon snack?

Here's the recipe of my favourite dim sum item :) It's relatively easy to prepare. The challenging part is the crust of the tart, not so much the egg filling. I didn't have any egg tart trays so I used the muffin cups instead. It looks a bit disastrous.. :P But the taste is not too bad for a first timer!

Try this recipe and give me some feedback.

Makes 6-8

175g plain flour (sifted)
20g icing sugar
90g chilled butter
1 egg yolk
2 tsp cold water


1. Sift flour and sugar together in a large mixing bowl.
2. Cut butter into cubes and add into bowl.
3. Rub butter into flour with fingertips until mixture looks like fine breadcrumbs.
4. Add egg yolk into water and beat lightly.
5. Add egg mixture into bowl and carry on rubbing the pastry into a firm dough.
6. Grease tart trays with butter and roll out dough into the tray, slightly over the edges.

Preheat oven to 220 deg C.

Egg Filling

45 g caster sugar
120 ml water
3 eggs, beaten
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
80 ml canned evaporated milk (I use low fat evaporated milk. You can use leftover milk for Steam Chocolate Cake)

1. Boil water with sugar. When bubble forms, off fire.
2. Sieve egg mixture into the sugar water.
3. Whisk together, followed by the vanilla essence and milk.
4. Whisk further and sieve it into the pre lined trays.
5. Bake for about 20min.

Tip: they must be eaten fresh. Keeping them overnight will not taste as good.

(Source adapted: All Receipes and Usborne Children's Book of Baking)


Ellena said...

Wow.. these look great!!!! My son's favourite tea-time snack..... I will sure to try this out with him...thanks for sharing... :)

Missy said...

HI Ellena haven't seen u around for a while! where have u been?

yeah do try this recipe and let me noe if it works haha... give me some feedback as im experiencing a bit of difficulty in the crust. it's too crusty and buttery :P

Let's masak said...

Ur egg tarts look very good, it look like the one selling in IMM.....can't remember the name of the stall.....

I'd love to make egg tarts in fact I have collected at least 2 egg tart recipes but I am the only one in my family who like to eat egg tart, so... how to make?! sigh :(

Missy said...

i only find it too crusty dont know how to improve on that. but overall taste is ok :)

err make and eat them all by urself lor. in fact mine wasn't enuff!

Olivia said...

Hello Ellena

Gosh these egg tarts look gorgeous. Bet I'm gonna embark on this challenge soon..

Tks for sharing the recipe.


Missy said...

Hehe im not Ellena.

They look good and taste good too! pls share with me ur feedback when u've tried. I need to improve on it.

Ellena said...

Hi Missy,

Ya.. cos recently i am very busy with work and also my blogs restructures.... :) But then i will sure tried this out cos it is one of Reyon's favourite tea snacks... :p

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Your egg tarts looks yummy even without the egg tart trays! I'm gonna try them myself, since my girls love egg egg tart trays too. :)

Missy said...

yes yes pls try it.. i only used muffin tray so it looks odd here haha