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蛋撻 (Egg Tarts)

Posted: 2011/08/17 in dessert, egg

Old recipe. Old pics. But I figured I should probably update my blog so here is something to take up space.

Egg tarts are probably one of the few things I can bake with any degree of success on a regular basis. Baking is just too exacting though arisu may beg to differ. It probably helps that this recipe so few ingredients and the dough is hard to screw up, hence its my semi “fail-proof” egg tart recipe.  You can also add things into the custard into the custard to make it fancy like matcha or caramel if you so choose. Just make sure to adjust the amount of sugar accordingly or else it will be too sweet and one icky mess.

Egg Tarts
Ingredients:
1 cup AP flour
1 stick softened unsalted butter
8/3 oz softened cream cheese
3 large eggs
1 cup whole milk (the higher the cream content the richer the custard will be)
0.5 cup sugar (I usually add less than this ~1/3 cup but then again I like things less sweet)

Directions:
1. Cream the cream cheese and butter together (ie. mix very well)
2. Mix in the flour and make sure flour and fat are incorporated
3. Divide the dough into 12 portions and shape/make tart shells in a muffin tin
4. In a separate bowl whisk the egg, milk and sugar
5. Pass the egg mixture thru a fine mesh sieve if you want to get rid of the random egg chunks and get a smoother consistency. Avoid making bubbles though.
6. Pour the egg mixture into the tart shells till they are ~80-90% filled
7. Bake at 325F for 20-30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean

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