Sunday, March 13, 2011

Baking Exploration ::: Level 1 Egg Tarts

Egg Tarts goes back to our root of Asia... ^_^

Egg Tarts

For me I have graded the difficulty of baking egg tarts to three levels. Why? As there are many types of egg tarts sold out there that are all delicious. But, maybe some might like either one more then the others.

Defining it there are 3 levels of Eggs Tarts:::
1st - Normal egg tarts
2nd - Hong Kong Style egg tarts
3rd - Portuguese egg tarts
All I can proudly say this is the full recipe of a successful Level 1 egg tart, which is as delicious as those in the bakery.

Sweet Pastry:::
1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.

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125g Butter
63g Fine Granulated Sugar
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Essence

2. Cream butter, sugar and vanilla essence together.

1 Egg Yolk
1 tablespoon Water

3. Add in egg yolk, water and continue creaming for 1-2minutes.

250g All-Purpose Flour

4. Lastly fold in the flour.

5. Butter tart molds and press out pastry in tart molds and bake for 15-20mins.

Egg / Custard Filling:::
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250ml Water
125g Sugar

1. Boil and melt all sugar and put to cool. (Mixture A)

5 Eggs
100g Evaporated Milk

2. Mix this together until smooth. (Mixture B)

3. Mix A & B mixture and strain to remove coarse materials and bubbles.

4. Pour custard filling onto baked tart shells.

5. Bake at 180 degrees for 15-20mins.

6. Allow to cool for a few minutes and then transfer to a wire rack and place cupcake paper bottom to serve.

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Stay tune here for the successful trial of the others Level 2 & 3 egg tarts.


  1. Cool :) well done!

    Maybe you want to try the Hong Kong style eggtarts (my favourite) and use lard for that fragrant smell!

  2. How thick is the pastry dough for each tart mould?

    1. For me, I prefer it to be thinner around 3mm. I do sometimes bake 5mm thickness. I love the pastry. so it depends. Hope this helps! ^_^