Egg Tart. Cool down for several minutes and then take the egg tarts out of the pan. Hong Kong egg tarts are typically smaller and served in twos or threes, in contrast to the original Guangzhou egg tarts which were. We would like to show you a description here but the site won't allow us.
Hong Kong egg tarts are derived from the Portuguese pastel de nata from the times when the Portuguese arrived at Macau at the turn of the twentieth century. Make the puff pastry: In a small bowl, whisk the butter until it is the consistency of sour cream. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook, combine the flour, water. You can have Egg Tart using 8 ingredients and 4 steps. Here is how you cook it.
Ingredients of Egg Tart
- You need 4 of eggs.
- You need 180 ml of water.
- It’s 1 tsp of salt.
- Prepare 1/4 cup of evap milk.
- It’s of Vanilla.
- It’s 2 cups of flour.
- You need 115 g of butter.
- You need 2 of eggs.
Check out this recipe for homemade Portuguese egg tarts, also known as pastel de nata. You can make the creamy, custardy treat with an earth-shattering crust in a muffin pan! The dough for these miniature tarts is sweet, buttery and flaky, thanks to the egg yolk, butter and confectioners ' sugar. The filling is a simple egg custard made with evaporated milk and a smidgen of vinegar.
Egg Tart instructions
- Making crust::: place butter at room temp until softened. Cream butter and sugar with mixer unti it become smooth and fluffy. Add in egg and vanilla and mix again.
- Sift flour in 2 batches, scrape sides of the bowl between additions with a spatula and knead dough.
- Roll the dough to a 1/2 cm thickness. Cut dough and form like a tart tin. Lightly press the dough with your thumb. Starting from the bottom then up to the sides.. While pressing the dough turn the tart tin clockwise/anti clockwise in order to make even tart shell. Trim any excess dough.
- Mix 2 eggs, sugar, 180 ml water, evap milk and vanilla. Whisk all. Carefully pour mixture into tart shell. Then pre heat oven to 200c for 10 mins then lower the heat to 180c.Then put in tarts and bake for 55 mins.
Each of these dainty baked tarts are the perfect size for one person. When I traveled on a bus one day during my holidays in Hong Kong, I saw "Road Show" that was a TV program, showing former Hong Kong governor Chris Patten also liked eating egg tarts. There are two kinds of tart shells, one is puff pastry-like (酥皮底), the other cookie-like（牛油皮底）. The governor liked the latter, just like me. The Portuguese egg tart eventually made its way to Hong Kong, where it was influenced by British custard tarts, which are a bit more glassy and smooth.