My fancy snacks as a child
I still remember those childhood days when I was so happy whenever my parents came home with a box of egg tarts. It was delicious. I was the type of kid that refuse to eat candy but can’t help myself from having an extra egg tart (may be 2 or 3 …. Or the whole box perhaps).
The beautiful thing about this goodness is its crunchy egg shell combining with the creaminess of the custard in the middle. Egg on Egg on Egg ….. It can’t get any begger ( better + egg ) than that. Egg tart pastry is one of the easiest pastry that I have ever made. It’s a mixture of butter, all-purpose flour, sugar, and a little hit of salt. That’s it. What’s about the custard, you asked? SAME THING. The combination of sugar, water, milk, eggs, and vanilla extract can make a great custard. Whish all of it together and there you go.
Now, let me get it straight. I’m talking about Chinese Egg Tarts, not Portuguese Egg Tarts. Ummmm Portuguese Egg Tarts ….. goodness me. The concept of the two is similar. It’s all Egg Tarts; however, the things that make it becomes different are the shell and the custard. When Chinese egg tarts have a dense, crunchy, cookies-like type of shell; Portuguese egg tarts, on the other hand, use puff pastry as it base which lead to a more flaky and oily texture. On top of that, Portuguese egg tarts’ custard has a creamier and denser taste due to the higher content of fat and an additional of flour in it recipe.
If you’re looking for a delicious dim sum item for your morning of just a good snack that easy to make, Chinese Egg Tarts are your way to go :)))