I've realised that our young generation these day are very impatient people. They want everything done quickly and with perfect results. I guess with all the vast developmental and technological revolutionary changes that are happening around us, you can't help but try and keep up with the rest of the world.
I get alot of my friends telling me to put up quick and easy recipes for them to follow and of course tasty ones too :) With my barrier exams coming up in about 2 months time, i too have not had much time to make anything too complex. Therefore, as I needed a quick sugar fix, i decided to make Portuguese egg tarts today. They're quick and best eaten hot. Whenever i go for yum cha, its a must for me to order their egg tarts.I used to make these egg tarts very often last year after discovering it was so easy to make them.
2 sheets of buttered puff pastry
4 egg yolks
1/3 cup of sugar
1/3 cup of heavy whipping cream
1/3 cup of milk
3 drops of vanilla extract
1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees. Lightly grease muffin tray and cut out 12 circles from the buttered puff pastry sheet. I used a round cookie cutter to make my circles.
2. Place your circular shaped ready made pastry in the muffin tray.
3.Use an electric mixture and beat in your other ingredients. Strain it once your done.
4. Fill your pastry with the filling mixture( ~3/4 full).The filling will puff up once you bake it.
5. Bake for about 15-20 minutes or until the filling turns light brown.
6. Eat the egg tarts while its HOT !!!
Note- I found by using 1/3 cup of sugar my egg tarts turn out pretty sweet. I normally cut the sugar down. But if you're a big sugar fan, go ahead!
After making my egg tarts, i had bits and pieces of remaining puff pasty and decided to fry it to make myself some roti canai. It WORKS!! Of course, it doesn't taste 100% like the real roti canai, but i'll say its about 85% close to it! I had my rotis with left over dhal..SUPERB!
Not only did i prepare a good snack, i prepare lunch too! All in 45 minutes :)