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Egg Tarts (Chinese style)

We’ve got a bit of a crush for Chinese food here on foodforfriendsyeah, and I’m pretty sure you do too? Although Chinese egg tarts were likely based on the Portugese version (pastel de nata), the pastry is crunchy and a little more difficult to perfect. So, we’ve included a YouTube video at the bottom of this post to help you.

This recipe is from my friend Steve’s website, which he setup to spread the word about Chinese culture in the UK. I’ve been asking him to share some recipes for months, so if you like this and want to see more, make sure to let us know in the comments!

Makes 12

For the butter pastry

  • 140g butter (softened)
  • ½ egg
  • 70g icing sugar
  • 200g flour

For the egg filling

  • 140g sugar
  • 300ml water
  • 4 eggs
  • 80ml evaporated full cream milk

Mix and knead the butter pastry ingredients into a dough. Refrigerate for 20 minutes or until it is in a workable state.

Boil the water and sugar, leave it to cool.

Press the pastry into the moulds.

Put milk and eggs into the cooled down sugar water. Sift the mixture.

Pour egg mixture into the tarts.

Bake at 200°C for 15 – 20 minutes.

Cool the tarts slightly and take it out.

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