Saturday, August 31, 2013

Egg Tarts

Egg Tarts
Adapted from DessertzHouse

Ingredients for 12 tarts
For butter pastry
140g butter
½ an egg
70g icing sugar
200g flour

For egg filling:
70g sugar
150 ml water
2 eggs
40 ml full cream evaporated milk
1 tsp vanilla extract (optional) 

1)      Mix all the butter pastry ingredients together & knead till forms a dough . Cover the dough with plastic & refrigerate the dough for 20 mins or more. 

2)      For the egg filling: Bring to a boil both water & sugar till dissolved .  Leave to cool .
3)      Preheat oven to 200°C . Once the dough is ready to use , press the dough into greased individual tart moulds using your thumbs .  The top edges should be slightly higher than the mould . Add milk & eggs into sugar water & mix till well combined . Sieve the egg mixture before pouring into prepared moulds . Fill up with 3/4 of the mixture in each mould . Bake for 15 to 25 mins .

Submitting this post to Little Thumbs Up event organised by Zoe from Bake For Happy Kids & Doreen of  My Little D.I.Y . This month's host is Yen from Eat Your Heart Out & she has selected EGG as the theme .  


  1. Hi Kit, egg tarts... my favorite. Yours look inviting and delicious. Your can replace the water with milk to enhance the flavor. Add 1/2 tsp custard powder to egg mixture.

    Your mind craft cake look so cute, very creative ideas.

    With hugs to you. Have a nice weekend.

    1. Hi Amelia, Thanks for tips! Will certainly do that. But I can't get any custard powder over here though . I'm sure by using milk is better than water. Terima kasih leng lui! :D

    2. Hi Kit, if no custard powder replace with normal flour. This is to prevent the custard from sinking.Custard powder give a nice golden color.
      Beat the egg with flour slightly. Boil the milk with sugar until simmering and sugar melt. Pour half the milk to the eggs mixture and keep stirring to temper the eggs. Then pour the balance milk to the eggs and mix well. Sieve the egg mixture and add vanilla.

      You can add pandan paste to the egg mixture for pandan custard.

      Have a nice day.

  2. Hi Kit
    I love buttery pastry crust for my egg tart too. Making egg tart can be quite "hard work" in the sense of pressing the dough to the individual mould but when eating can be full of joy to me. How come all children are asking minecraft for their birthday cake? The same goes for my niece too.....

  3. I agree the buttery pastry is best. I do love egg custard tarts, I think I have only ever made them the once - I like to sprinkle a little nutmeg on the top of mine.


  4. Hi Kit,
    I was thinking of egg tarts lately! And thought of making them sometime this month. My family loves egg tarts.
    Happy Birthday to your son. His cake is beautiful!
    You did a super wonderful job! Well done!
    I bet he is smiling from ear to ear! :)

  5. Hi Kit, that's a very cool birthday cake for your son. I just baked a penguin themed cake for my son yesterday too.

    I love egg tarts, gotta try making them one day. Thanks for linking this to LTU!

  6. i love egg tarts..lovely bake :)

  7. Hi Kit,

    I laughed reading about you calling yourself MOM!!!

    Your egg tarts are great!!! Most of mine are drowning... Opsie!

    Yeah... my son is entering the phase of wanting creepy disgusting stuff. boys!!!


  8. Oh I don't find these tasteless - I love the fact that they have a lovely delicate flavour. These look lovely.

  9. I simply love egg tarts! These look so good!

  10. Bravo, Kit! I love egg tarts but dare not make them :)

  11. Hi Kit,
    We love buttery pastry for our egg tarts too.
    Yours look cute, you baked them in oblong tart moulds.

    My boys love Minecraft too, If he sees your Minecraft cake he would ask his MOM to bake one for him too :D

  12. Kids favourite but just too occupied to get down to make them. How I wish I can get to taste them here, hehehe! Bookmarked

  13. Hi Kit, your egg tarts make me drool :)
    By the way, I love you interpretation for MOM,hahaha...

  14. You are one superwoman, Kit! The cake looks so beautiful & happy belated birthday to your boy! Made cake still found time to make the egg tarts, bravo bravo! Can treat me one?

  15. Kit , the last time I've made egg tarts was 2 years ago , I think it's time to try making it again :D My first tarts were pretty tasteless as well , will try to lurk at the library and look for other recipes . The lack of taste aside , your tarts look beautifully-baked !

    The Minecraft cake looks wonderful never mind the Creeper lol

  16. Have never tried egg tarts and I would love to give them a try at least once!

  17. The egg-tarts look lovely. The cake looks great, I bet your son loved it. Sounds like you are a busy lady.

  18. I love egg custard tarts! I wish I could eat one of these after dinner tonight.

  19. I love these Little tarts look beautiful!!

  20. Hi Kit!

    I don't think I've ever had egg tarts before. They look so delicate. I can see how adding vanilla might enhance them a bit. I bet a bit of lemon zest wood work well too.

    Your son's cake is so adorable. No that I know what Minecraft is, lol...My grandson just celebrated his 9th birthday. Thank goodness he only requested a baseball cake which my daughter somehow managed to bake in between treatments.

    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe, Kit. I'm just terrible when it comes to pastry, you did a wonderful job:)