2012-08-24

Yannie's egg tarts

I wanted to bake egg tarts long time ago, as my whole family loves egg tarts very much. I decided to try baking my first batch of egg tarts during the Raya holiday. I quickly looked up for a simple recipe in my blogger friend, Lena's blog (frozen wings)
The left one was the pastry, and the right one was the filling that I have mixed with pandan paste.
My first batch of egg tarts were tasted good in both the filling and the pastry. Of course there was still room for improvement in my next attempt.
I asked my 6 years old, May for her comment after taking her first bite. She said, "Good". I wanted her to show me her thumb up as a stronger gesture.
I take this chance to thank my 3 male blogger friends, Twilight Man, [SK], Simple Person for their very sincere comments. I had actually taken my egg tarts picture with my signature, the 2 purple plastic orchids as background. Then, I suddenly recalled what they have said. I quickly took away the orchid, and snapped another set of pictures with new background. TM, SK and SP, you guys have allowed me to become better.
Yannie's egg tart
Ingredients for skin: (adopted from Frozen Wings)

Butter 190gm, softened
Flour 225gm
Custard Powder 75gm
Sugar 60gm
1 egg

Method:
1. Just mix all the ingredients together into a pastry and place pastry into tarts moulds.

Ingredients for filling:
Boiling water 100gm
Sugar 75gm
Egg 2
Fresh milk 125gm

Method:
1.Preheat oven at 200C for 15mins
2. Dissolve sugar in boiling water, let cool, add egg and fresh milk. Do not beat, just stir and mix.
3.Strain the mixture and pour into the tart mould. Bake at 180C for 25mins or until cooked
4. Half the mixture into two, mix in 1 tablespoon of pandan paste to one mixture, and left one mixture in natural egg color.

85 comments:

  1. I have tried baking some egg tarts but failed..I am off from baking ever since I moved house many months ago, will try your recipe next time if I start baking again.

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    1. Agnes, thanks for dropping by. I remember you baked a nice cake.

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  2. Hahaha...
    You changed your egg tart presentation with something more meaningful... your family potrait! Terer lah Yan! :)

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    1. eih, what terer?? i suka lah, more meaningful and more feel of family bond mah~~

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    2. Terer lah... so creative put family photo instead of other things in background. Bukan? ;p

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    3. She is getting more creative now! First orchid, next family photo and then SP as tart table? Kakakakakakaka

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    4. Wakakaka, SP refuses to be the tart table, la. He will only licks them clean, tongue bath way!

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    5. Did I tell you all before? I always snap pictures of my baking in microwave. Because this is the place has better lighting. Hahaha!

      So, I have only limited space for me to put in things as background.

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    6. Me as tart table?
      Why Le? I like to eat egg tart a lot....

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  3. wow wow wow!! this Hot Mama Yannie is baking her own egg tarts, but now only she wants to blog about it..

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    1. frankly, it doesn't looks like egg tart but more like those cheese tarts to me.. perhaps the surface isn't flat but a little pushed up??

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    2. anyway, i think the look is not important lah.. as long as the taste is right, then it's egg tart lah, haha!! somemore May giving you thumbs up woh~~

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    3. hope this will not demotivate you lah, i too frank already?? maybe this will motivate you for better egg tarts next round, just nice for you to master and to bake for us here in KL when Lina goes to Taiping, wakakakaka~~ :D

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    4. Yes yes yes.... got egg tarts waiting for me to bring back to KL later? Yes? ;p

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    5. Oh no, please don't trouble her to bake egg tarts to bring back to KL. it is best eaten within 2 hours fresh from oven.

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    6. When eaten fresh, it will still be warm, crispy, wet, moist and yolky like pudding. I will also put my thumbs up like May.

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    7. She bakes and you guys bring home and 'ding' in the oven to warm it up. Then you will get the effect - crispy, wet, moist and yolky like TM said.

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    8. lina and SK, let me try a few times, until the look and the taste of my egg tarts are equally good, i will send a dozen to you all :D

      So, ah hua is the tester, once she certifies pass. I send to KL.

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    9. Yes I agree with annay TM..
      Don't bring the egg tart back to kl..
      Must eat when it fresh out from the oven...
      If not all lembik Liao...

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  4. i never make egg tart before, now i feel like making some too
    i love both version, plain and pandan :)

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    1. Alice, you try and I follow your recipe. I am you are good in baking anything.

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  5. i think it's not difficult to bake egg tart but then to master it it's as difficult as climbing up to heaven (literally translated from 難如登天)..

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    1. that's my impression lah, because TVB drama always say what 蛋撻師傅, as if it's a professional thing to be able to bake nice egg tarts mah, haha!!

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    2. Thambee you always said it is not difficult to bake anything. Pizza, burger and now egg tarts. Please make something for me to yum!

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    3. Hahaha, TM still owe SK some muffins and now requested SK to make something for him? Yesterday he already let you yum the big tetek view ~~ :p

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    4. TVB drama 蛋撻師傅 bakes those flaky egg tarts. Very tough one. I don't dare to take the challenge. SP perhaps can try baking flaky skin egg tarts.

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    5. Egg tart is really a lot of work..
      Yan you did a great job.. Clap clap clap...
      I think the most important is the crust....
      Yeah I like thin crust with lots of filling....

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  6. yalah, that's right!! you mentioned your whole family also love egg tarts, so do you think placing your family portrait at the background is more meaningful than the orchids?? :D

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    1. but that picture seems to be taken few years back lah.. i thought you have at least one family photo every year during CNY??

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    2. but i like that, somemore the color is a bit sephia like that.. makes the whole feel more retro and more 人情味 and 親情.. :)

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    3. Put the bikini photo, then lagi a hit lah Yan! wakaka

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    4. She can ask Jin Jin to lie down half naked and place her tarts on his muscled chests and arms! I am sure ladies will want to sink their teeth!!!

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    5. You can ask SK to pinjam his body as tart table too. Last night he wore sexy tight fitting top to watch Drum Tao. ..... Pussy Cat was so excited and kept tossing her tail beside him.

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    6. Later no one looking at my baking, all look at the picture only.

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    7. Lol at annay TM on half naked Jin Jin..
      Perhaps put 2 egg tart on the black nipple kakaka...
      And then flex his biceps mussel like incredible Jin Jin hulk

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  7. I have never heard or seen egg tarts before. thanks for this new information. You are so good at cooking and baking!

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    1. Annmarie, thanks for your kind thoughts.

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  8. The pandan flavoured egg tart is new to me. I have never seen them in my regular shops! They sure look nice and probably tasted nicer than yellow ones. Right Yannie?

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    1. Pandan flavoured egg tarts are very fragrance. I saw them selling at pasar malam here. So I just tried it out.

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    2. ya the smell very fragrant too. A friend made some for me long time ago.

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    3. Now they are very creative on egg tart.
      I saw even pumpkin egg tart...
      As now there is a trend on ppl eating pumpkin nowadays..

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  9. Next time you might want to make Yannie's Ying Yang egg tarts..... half yellow, half green! Makan habis, our body sure balanced and happy!

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    1. You give the suggestion to Yannie, make sure you be her first guinea pig. If you are still in one piece after consuming the yin yang egg tarts, I'll ask Yannie to sell her yin yang copyright to bakery shops :D

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    2. This is tough le! Ying Yang egg tarts weren't simple. You make me headache, TM.

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    3. Aiyo simple only Le..
      You just cut half the egg tart and combine it back Le...
      Ta dahhhhhhhhh

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  10. wow, you made your first egg tarts! you know, it actually took me a very long time to hv courage to bake egg tarts, it's not easy as it looks. i like to say this again, i'm proud of you, yan! i've never tasted a pandan flavoured egg tart, i'm sure it's nice too. i remember seeing the orchid but i didnt notice that it appears everytime with your food :) your friends are really very observant!

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    1. I saw you baking 2 types of egg tarts. Of course i tried the simple one only. The flaky looks tough for me. Thanks for your recipe, Lena.

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  11. oh,thnks for the link back! nice to know that your kids enjoyed eating the egg tarts.

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    1. You are welcome. Thanks for your kind thoughts.

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  12. Pandan flavor egg tarts I want some too. Great try!

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    1. I saw the pandan flavor egg tarts at the market. So just drop a few drops of pandan when I baked my egg tarts.

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    1. I will bake you when you come next time. Just have to let me know in advance.

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  14. Way to go Yan! I love egg tarts too ;)

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  15. I remember making egg tart during my school days.

    Now forgotten how to make

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    1. I can imagine how nice your whole house smell when you making the tarts. Mmm...nice pandan aroma.

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    2. your kids and hubby so lucky have a mom and wife who can bake. Very healthy cake and meal. Not too sweet.

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    3. Yes, it smelt so nice. I will bake and bake and bake, but i need to work out more to lose the calories.

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  16. oh Yan your cooking always looking so yummy!

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    1. Thanks, Genskie for your compliment.

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  17. Mmmm......how yummy. Makes me want to try too.

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    1. Barb, I think I can use HCP to bake egg tarts. You can try too.

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  18. nv try any egg tart before, as my kids and man not a fans to egg tart .. ur 1st try turn out quite good, thanks for sharing, happy weekend yan :)

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    1. Anggie, i don't think egg tarts will tough for you. I am sure yours will be even more beautiful.

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  19. WOW, you're really good !! I think I'll love your pandan flavored one.

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    1. Yes, pandan flavored one is very special and nice. I like pandan flavored one more.

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  20. Lovely egg tarts! My daughter's favourite! And your pandan flavored one looks very good!
    Have not tried pandan ones before!

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    1. Kitchen flavours, thanks for your compliment. I can't wait to see yours when you have baked it.

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  21. I love to eat fresh, moisture, hot egg tart...
    I remember that there is one time I crave on the egg tart and I makan 4 pcs at one time..

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    1. Hahahaha! You can have fui fui to learn it. With you as the helper, sure the egg tarts that you and fui fui bake will turn out good too.

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  22. I also so long did not make egg tarts..you did it so well for the 1st time.

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    1. Thanks Sonia for your kind compliment and support.

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  23. Hi Sheoh, no doubt first tried but your egg tart look delicious. Keep up the good work.

    I'd posted your gift in my latest posting. Thank you for your kind thoughts. Have a nice weekend.

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    1. Thanks Amelia. Do not mention about the gift, just a small token for being my friend.

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  24. Hi Yan, looks really good. Nice colours too.
    I guess 5 pieces will do me fine, with iced coffee, ha ha.
    Enjoy the holidays.
    Lee.

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    1. Thanks a lot, Lee for dropping by.

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  25. You are getting more adventurous. Egg tarts are my favourite. Yours look good.

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  26. good try.. I wanted to do egg tart too.. guess just to lazy now.. :p

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  27. Thanks for the recipe. Nice golden egg tart but I like your pandan flavour.

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  28. Wah you can bake egg tarts too! So geng. Yummy lah..make me wanna have some too haha.

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  29. Yummy!!! can order from you already!

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  30. Nice! I baked this once and never tried again... too much work and I don't enjoy baking haha. I prefer to just buy but then, homemade is always the best!

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