Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Portuguese Egg Tarts

Portuguese egg tarts ,is one of the favorites egg tarts.My family favorites too, and can say it's number 1 at the moment.With the crispy skin and yummy creamy filling,while it still warm, its so delicious. For the pastry I used puff pastry and you can refer here for how I press the pastry into the tart mould.This recipe I adapted from Alex Goh's book I share the recipe here.I did some changes in the recipe, which you can find it in the red text.
Ingredients: makes: 24 pcs
For puff pastry
200 gm flour
25 gm butter
1/8 tsp salt
110 gm water.

150 gm Pastry margarine

200 gm dairy whipping cream
300 gm milk
80 gm sugar *(edited on april 2012)
3 eggs
3 egg yolks
1/2 tsp vanilla essence

to make puff pastry:
Mix (A) to form a smooth dough,let it rest for 15 minutes.
Roll the dough into square, and wrap up pastry margarine.
Then roll into rectangular,fold into 3 layer once and 4 layer twice.
In between the folding method, you can rest the dough, if you fine it hard to roll out.
You can wrap in cling floil, and rest for 30 minutes, but I like rest it overnight.

to make filling:
Cook whipping cream and milk until 70C. 
Stir in sugar and cook until the sugar dissolves.
Add it into the beaten eggs and egg yolks.
Mix until well blended.
Lastly add in vanilla essence and set aside to cool.
Roll  the pastry to a rectangular shape about 3 mm thick.Roll it up like swiss roll.Chill until firm.
Divide pastry into 25 gm portions,flatten the pastry and roll it into about 3 mm thickness.Press onto the tart moulds.Or, directly press it onto the tart mould, as here, no need to flatten it first.
Pour the filling into the pastry tarts about 80% full.

bake at 220C for 20-25 minutes.Serve.

*For filling, I do shortcut way, I add all the filling ingredients,stir until the sugar dissolve.
  Strain the mixture, then pour it into the tart mould and bake.
  Pour in the filling just before put it into the oven.Don't let the filling sit in the tart mould for a long    time.

You can roll it first , then press onto the mould , OR...

You can directly press it onto the mould......I prefer this method, easy.


yummy bakes said...

can i have one for tea, pls. I also made egg tarts last saturday.

Nava.K said...

I don't care much for the pastry but the filling is what I love to try, nice brown attracting color on top.

lena said...

wow, you're really good! look just like the ones bought from outside!

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

like Lena said, this look exactly like store bought! Look so nice and good.

Jay said...

these look simply lovely..:P
Tasty Appetite

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Simply yumm...

Shu Han said...

wow you made your own puff pastry for these egg tarts? they must have been fabulous!

Amelia's De-ssert said...

delicious egg tarts

Pete said...

This is my son's favourite.....daddy too! LOL1

Tina (PinayInTexas) said...

Nicely done! Great job!

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aipi said...

Looks so delectable!
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Jeannie said...

I love these tarts too but don't like making the pastry lol! So usually ended up not making it...maybe, I'll do the shortcut way like Sonia did huh! Yours looks really yummy!

Indie.Tea said...

I've never heard of those...but they look really good. Rich, creamy....delicious. Plus, I love tarts.

Cheah said...

Looks yummy, don't mind having some now!

MaryMoh said... favourite. Look like from the shop but homemade is always better. I would love to eat them straight from the oven :D Thanks very much for sharing. Hope you have a great day!

Quay Po Cooks said...

Wah, your egg tarts look so PRO. I am not a big fan of Portuguese egg tarts but my son is. I will definitely try this recipe out to make some for him.

My Little Space said...

Oh my, I ahve to agree with Veron. Your tarts look so PRO. Bookmarked it for later use. Thanks for sharing it.

DG said...

I tried this recipe before, and I love it :)

mui mui said...

Hi I like your portuguese tarts. They look great. They are one of my family favourite too. Love to try this. thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

How many gram is the sugar for the filling?

yummylittlecooks said...

Hi Anonymous, it's 80 gm sugar.
Thanks for pointing it out, really appreciate it :) and Happy Baking :)

Anonymous said...

Hi, I was wondering how we supposed to grease the mold? using oil?

yummylittlecooks said...

Hi Anonymous,
Make sure you don't pour too much egg mixture, don't let the eggs mixture overflow while baking.
Make sure , when you press the pastry onto the mould, it don't have holes.
Then you'll be save, it won't stick to the mould at all.
Hope this helps :)
Happy Baking !!!

Daphne said...

Can I know is yr Pastry margarine the same as d plain margarine? Thz

yummylittlecooks said...

Hi Daphne,
Nope, they are not the same. You can get those pastry margarine from bakery ingredients.

Anonymous said...

Looks SO good! Will it make a big difference if I omit the pastry margerine?

Anonymous said...

They look SO good. Just asking, will it make a big difference if I leave out the pastry margarine?

yummylittlecooks said...

Hi Anonymous,
you won't get a layers if you leave out the pastry margarine.