Saturday, February 14, 2009

Steamed Eggs (a.k.a Tan Tan)

Tried making steamed eggs just now..

Surface of the steamed egg is not smooth as compared to florence's. I used medium fire instead of low fire..
The steamed eggs is very smooth and nice.. Taste abit like beancurd (Tao huey), only difference is that this has the egg and almond fragrance.

Recipe adapted from Kitchen capers, posted by Florence.

However I made some changes here and there to suit my tastebuds.

Steamed Egg

60mL water
0.5 tsp honey (recommand 1 tbsp instead)
115mL milk
1 egg (beaten)
1 tsp almond powder

  1. Boil honey with water till honey dissolves.
  2. Stir in almond powder till dissolved.
  3. Add milk and eggs to the cooled mixture.
  4. Strain mixture into 2 cups (I pour into 1 cup), cover with foil and steam over low heat for 10minutes.
  5. Serve warm or chilled.

Alas.. I re-read the recipe, then I realised that I did not cover my cup with foil, which I guess it contributes to the "Rocky" surface of the custard and next time round I shall steam in 2 cups, so I can eat one cup warm, the other chilled.. Hehe

I don't like anything sweet, so I used only 0.5tsp of honey, and trust me.. Thats a bad move.. Should have up it to 1 tsp.. Really not sweet at all.. The additon of almond powder really enhances the taste of the steamed egg.. Very fragrant! Yumm.. Hehe! (Will make this again tml, but with variations of course!)

I made another milk dessert on the same day, and I ate both by myself.. So now I shall declare that my stomach is really overloaded.. With milk..

I shall post the other milk dessert in a seperate post.


chumpman said...

Love egg custard both salted and sweetened. How come I can't think of almond powder when I make steam egg custard ? Thanks for inspiration

Carrie said...

Hi Chumpman,

I guess the salted egg custard is the "chinese-style" where they added in minced meat etc..

Actually I got the idea when I scan my eyes across the shelves.. And saw that there's a tub of almond powder.. hehe!


chumpman said...

No wonder I missed almond powder, I hide it in refrigerator, LOL

Carrie said...

Hi Chumpman,

Haha! Yes yes, faster go dig that tub of almond powder out to try this recipe! The almond powder does makes wonder to this simple dessert!