Thursday, November 13, 2008

Portuguese Egg Tarts

I was hooked on these scrumptious Portuguese Egg Tart eversince the first time Rasa Malaysia made them for me. Everytime we meet up for makan (eating) session, I will request her to make them. So many times that she told me to request for something else beside egg tarts. haha.

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I did not own the mini muffin pan until a few weeks ago when I found them at Walmart selling for 4.99 which is a real bargain so I grabbed one. Last weekend we were invited to a birthday party in Temecula and I decided to use it and make some Portuguese Egg Tarts. The first try was as usual a disaster. Instead of using 1 box of pastry mix, I used 2 so you can imagine how thick the crust was! The next morning we rushed to the supermarket and got another box of pie crust mix and finally they turned out so so good.

Portuguese Egg Tarts
makes 24 in mini muffin pan

A. Crust
1 box Betty Crocker Pie Crust Mix 11oz
3 tbsp melted butter
1/3 cup cold water

B. Filling
4 egg yolks
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
1/3 cup milk
1 tspn vanilla essence

1. Stir ingredients A in a bowl until it forms a big ball. On a floured surface, roll the dough and cut into 24 little balls.

2. Butter the muffin pan or you can also use pam. Preheat the oven to 200F.

3. Flatten the balls and try to mould/shape them to fit into the muffin pan using your fingers before you actually fit them into the pan. Once all 24 are ready, set aside.

4. Put all ingredients B in the blender and beat for 3-4 minutes. Strain using a strainer into a measurement cup for easy pouring. Fill them into the crust about 80% full.

5. Turn up the heat to 375F and bake for 25min or until the filling start turning a little bit brownish.






18 comments:

Zue Murphy said...

Interesting egg tart, what is the differnt than the regular egg tart?

BeeBee said...

Sis Farina, sedap ni..thanks for recipe..yay!

ZoomyDuke said...

They look so yum! I'm going to try the recipe out soon!

Nazarina A said...

You know the first time I made this, it came out a complete flop, I saw it in an English cook book. This rarely happens to me, especially when I am following a recipe. I threw the book to the side. This recipe is where one has to make everything from scratch.
Now I see that you are using a Betty Crocker mix and your tarts look absolutely delicious! Time to try this again! ha! ha!

Jun said...

They looked really cute and adorable little hors d'oeuvre.

Great job. I am going to hop over to RM to check out hers.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow looks yummy. Easy to make also.

sue hazree said...

i want to try this.....my kids love it n me too....thks Farina..

Kitchen Flavours said...

Suprise Weekend Bonanza waiting for you.

Salt N Turmeric said...

Zue, I think its the same but its commonly known as Portuguese Egg Tarts. :)

Mas, so you're going to make these soon ya?

Zoomyduke, welcome and I hope you will like these Portuguese Egg Tarts.

Nazarina, I dont think I would have made it if I were to make the crust from scratch. Enough baking disaster for me. lol.

Jun, thank you.

Lubna, yes I was surprised at how easy they are to make.

Sue, you're welcome. Dont forget to take some pic ok?

Tastes of Home said...

looks great! I love portuguese egg tarts! Have not tried baking on my own yet though hee

Rasa Malaysia said...

Congrats you made it. The link to RM doesn't work, anyway, the next time you make, wait for another 3-5minutes so the surface turns slightly brown. :)

noobcook said...

woah ... looks sooo pro!! =)

tigerfish said...

I made these before while I was in CA!

HomeKreation said...

Ghee I was thinking about egg tart when I was at the shopping mall just now and here you are making just in the shape I was thinking for... I must try this one day! Thanks for the recipe.

Salt N Turmeric said...

Jannie, thanks!

Bee, iv fixed the link. tq!

Wiffy, thank you! ;)

Tigerfish, arent they just yummy? :)

Roz, it should be easy for you to make these Portuguese Egg Tarts. ;)

Jo said...

these are soo cute and delicious looking! I want to make these :)

Salt N Turmeric said...

Jo, oh yeah they are so good. You might need 2 boxes of pie crust. ;)

Anonymous said...

This portuguese egg tarts sounds very easy to make. I like that you're using ready-made dough since I don't have the confidence in making it from scratch. Thank you again for a great easy portuguese egg tarts recipe. Definitely a keeper!