Sunday, 23 September 2007

Lunch + Dessert in 45mins

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.

Portuguese egg tarts
Makes 12


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!

roti canai

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 :)


niva said...

the egg tarts were "eggceptional"... we were all fighting for them n had to wait till lil ol' ko stewart took her pics for this blog before wolfing them down!!!

Dharm said...

Hey you! Good idea to fry the puff pastry to make roti cannai!! I'd have wrapped them around some sausages for great sausage rolls!! :) Have a good week ahead...

culinaryprincess said...

NIVA-SHINE- aren't i a nice sister! Always making snacks for u :)

Dharm- Ya sausage rolls are yummy too!i make them from time to time but a bit more work is involved in making them compared to my fake roti cannais ;)

Cynthia said...

You make me want to go out and get puff pastry to try making the roti cannai!

Great job in 45 mins.

daphne said...

smart gal! Love the way u played around with puff pastry!

Sophie said...

whenever I visit your site, i always see something in, something i've never tried or heard of before. it makes me happy to learn about new foods. these egg tarts are something i definitely want to try :)

Nirmala said...

All of you folks that make pastries are so talented. I just don't know how all do it. These egg pastries look amazing.