Thursday, May 18, 2017

Recipe: Chinese Style Egg Tarts

I had been craving for egg tarts and was going to buy some at the Asian supermarket near my home. I saw that it wasn't on sale and felt that it was too expensive and decided not to buy them. It costed $6.99 for half a dozen. Then I remembered I had a recipe that one of the seniors at the Community Center gave me. I decided to try homemade tarts instead and it only costed me just less than $0.20 each.

Recipe: Chinese Style Egg Tarts
(makes about a dozen)

Recipe: Chinese Style Egg Tarts


3 large eggs
1/4 cup water
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
frozen mini tart shells


1. Preheat over to 375F
2. Melt sugar with the warm water and let cool down.
3. Beat the eggs.
4. Add the eggs into sugar and water mixture.

Recipe: Chinese Style Egg Tarts

5. Add milk into the mixture and stir until smooth and creamy.

Recipe: Chinese Style Egg Tarts

6. Pour the creamy custard mixture over the sifter to separate the clumps in a separate container.
7. Pour the custard into the tart shells.

Recipe: Chinese Style Egg Tarts

8. Bake for about 25 minutes.

Recipe: Chinese Style Egg Tarts

OK, first time I made it was a little bit lumpy (due to the egg whites). Then a friend recommended me to try putting the mixture through a sifter to remove any clumping. That's a good tip.

More tips: To make sure it is cooked through, put a toothpick in the custard and it shouldn't fall over. If it is still "jiggly", bake it for another 5 minutes at a lower temperature to prevent the sides from burning.

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