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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Egg Tart

Quite awhile didn't tasted egg tart. I still prefer the egg tart bought from Ipoh. One of them is the eg tart from the coffee shop nearby old Super Kinta, which only open in the evening. Had made edd tart before and since after delivered MSLS, not much time for baking. We baked a 9 inche egg tart last week, and everybody finished it within seconds. ES asked for more. We baked it again last few days.

Ingredients of crust:
225 gm plain flour
125 gm butter
55 gm icing sugar
1 egg, whisked

Ingredients of custard:
3 eggs
110 gm caster sugar
225 gm hot water
85 gm fresh milk

Method (making crust):

Place butter at room temperature until softened. Cream the butter and sugar with an electric mixer over medium speed until the mixture is smooth, fluffy and light in color.

Add in whisked egg, half at a time, beat over low speed.

Sift in flour in two batches, scraping down the sides of the bowl between additions with a spatula, and make sure all ingredients combine well. Knead into dough. (see picture)

Roll out the dough to a 1/2 cm thickness. Cut dough with a cookie cutter that is just a bit smaller than your tart tin in size. Line dough in the middle of tart tins, one by one. Lightly press the dough with your thumbs, starting from the bottom then up to the sides. While pressing the dough, turn the tart tin clockwise/anti-clockwise in order to make an even tart shell. Trim away any excess dough.

Method (making custard):

Add sugar into hot water, mix until completely dissolved.

Whisk egg with evaporated milk. Pour in sugar water. Mix well.

Sift egg mixture to get rid of any foam into a tea pot. Carefully pour egg mixture into each tart shell.

Method (baking tarts):
Preheat oven to 200C. Position rack in lower third of oven. Bake tarts for 10 to 15 minutes until the edges are lightly brown.

Lower the heat to 180C. Keep an eye on them. Once you see the custard being puffed up a bit, pull the oven door open about 2 to 3 inches. Bake for another 10 to 15 minutes until the custard is cooked through. Just insert a toothpick into the custard. If it stands on its own, it’s done.

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MS is enjoying her egg tart. She finished one during breakfast and one during her tea time.

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