Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Eggy Business

This is my 2nd attempt in baking egg tarts. My tarts always look so out of shape and irregular! Anyhow different people have different preferences towards egg tarts. Some like it eggy, some like it pastry-like, some like it crumbly. This version that I tried from Prime website, is not too bad but a tad too crusty - crumbly and broken the min you bite it. Remove from the mould with care.

340 g PrimaFlour SuperLite Flour (i couldnt find this, so I substituted it with Plain flour)
115 g Butter (soft)
115 g Soft Margarine
70 g Icing Sugar
½ Egg

1. Add margarine, butter and icing sugar into a mixing bowl. Mix for 5-7 mins at low speed.
2. Add the egg into mixture and mix for another 2 mins at low speed.
3. Fold in the flour and blend well. (Here it is wet and oily but make sure flour is well incorporated into the dough) Cover the dough with a piece of cloth and keep in the fridge till firm. (approx 10-15min)
4. Remove the dough and roll it out to 3mm thick. Cut and line the pastry into the egg tart mould. (This is the toughest part!)

Egg Custard
115 g Water
40 g Sugar
35 ml Milk
1 ½ Eggs
I added 10g of custard powder

1. Using a hand whisk, dissolve the sugar into the water. (I use hot water so the sugar can dissolve)

2. Blend in milk, egg and mix well. (This is where I add 10g of custard powder to make it more firm and 'curd-like')
3. Pour the custard into the egg tart mould.

4. Preheat the oven to 220deg C, bake for 20 mins till the custard has set and the crust golden brown. (I use 200 deg C)

Note: the egg custard recipe here only makes about 8. I had to repeat the recipe about 2 more times for the extra crust left.

Verdict: some love this, but I still think my skills can be improved much further


Yumi said...

It lookes so delicious.
Could you tell me the mean of the word 'sweet crumbs'.
I can find the word in dictionary.

Kitchen Corner said...

The egg tart fillings looks really good and well baked! I would like to follow the egg filling recipe from you. Thanks for sharing this good recipe. I love to eat egg tart a lot!! This is very useful for me. Cheer!

Missy said...

Yumi: sweet crumbs is just a name I give to my own blog :) taste the sweetness in every crumb..

kitchen corner: the filling is ok but my crust always fails me.. im not sure how to perfect it though, tks for your compliments :)

Sweeter side of life said...

Wow! I love your egg tarts, There is so much filling! I always prefer egg tarts with lots of egg. How did you managed to make the skin so thin?

Missy said...

i think the skin i make here is not right ;( anyway i use hand to roll and knead into the cups..

tks for ur sweet compliment :)