Chinese Custard Tarts Recipe

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Chinese Custard Tarts

Elizabeth Hatfield

By
@LizfromOZ

When we go to Dim Sum my kids love these little custard tarts. When I make them at home, they are gone as soon as they are cool enough to handle. This recipe comes from the Australian Women's Weekly Chinese cooking class cookbook. NOTE: The yellow food coloring can be omitted from the custard, but it does give the deep colored custard that is characteristic of these tarts.


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Rating:

Serves:

Makes about 30

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Method:

Convection Oven

Ingredients

PASTRY

3 c
all purpose flour
6 1/2 oz
lard
5 Tbsp
hot water
salt

CUSTARD

3
eggs
1/3 c
sugar
1 1/2 c
milk
few drops yellow food coloring

Directions Step-By-Step

1
To make the pastry sift flour & salt into bowl. Rub lard into flour until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs
2
Mix in hot water to form a firm dough. Knead lightly on lightly floured surface.
3
Roll out to 1/8in thickness. Cut out with an 3in fluted cutter. Put into greased patty tins.
4
Beat together eggs & sugar. Gradually add milk. Mix in food coloring. Mix well. Pour carefully into prepared pastry cases. Bake in hot (425F-450F) oven for 10 minutes, reduce heat to moderately hot (400F), cook further 10 - 15 minutes, until set.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Asian