Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Egg-y Tart-y

Burp Burpsss...

Woppes, sorry.. just gobble up 2 egg tarts before posting.. hehe.. Yeah, right, made egg tarts today (actually yesterday too).. So I shall post up yesterday pictures..

I was comtemplating between 2 egg tart recipes, because I like the tart recipe of the 1st and the egg custard of the 2nd, so in the end, I combine both recipe and came up with:

I use the tart recipe from:


And the custard recipe from:


Both of which originated from Aunty Yochana website, I did some changes here and there to suit my family's tastebuds. I prefer the tart recipe because it uses less amount of butter.. My family and I are not "good friend" with Miss/Mr Butter.. But sad to say that, in baking using butter is inevitable. You want a rich taste, use butter, if not you will have to compromise with the taste..

Thus, in summary, the below is the recipe I used to make these egg tarts.


Pastry Crust

100g Butter
40 icing sugar
1 egg
20g milk powder
220g plain flour (I use 200g top flour)
20g custard powder
1/2 tsp vanilla essence

Egg custard

280g fresh milk
160g sugar (I use only 85g of icing sugar)
3 eggs

1tsp rum (I omit this)
1/2 tsp vanilla essence


  1. Beat butter and icing sugar till well mix. Add in egg and vanilla essence and mix till combined.

  2. Add in the sifted flour, milk powder and custard and mix till a pliable dough. Rest dough for 10minutes and press the dough into tart mould.

  3. Bake the tart shell for 10 minutes at 175 celcius.

(Egg custard)

  1. Heat milk and sugar together till sugar dissolves.
  2. Cool down the milk and whisk in the egg mixture. Do not whisk till frothy.
  3. Add in the vanilla essence
  4. Sift the egg custard and pour into the tart mould and bake at 175 celcius till set (no longer wobbles)

I took about 10 - 15minutes to cook the egg tart till set, but this baking time may vary with different type of oven.

The egg tarts are very well-received! I gave some to my granny and my aunty commented that this egg tart is even better than the neighbourhood bakery stall she use to buy from! To me, this is very encouraging and will push me on to bake more stuffs! So happy..!

The egg custard is very smooth and silky.. Not too sweet as well.. very nice!!

And the tart case is crispy and very fragrant!

I packed 4 egg tarts and give away to my driving instructor as I have a driving lesson with him on that day.. Hope he enjoy it as much as I do!

Another happy stuff is that I finally got my silpat mat! This item is on my wish list for a long time, so today I finally got it! Though it is more on the expensive side, but I believe its worth it.. because I want to venture out in making macarons! One of my constant cravings.. Nutty taste, crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside.. Yumms.. Making me hungry!

1 comment:

Olivia said...


These egg tarts look gorgeous.