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Portugese Custard Tarts
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Portugese Custard Tarts

By kazshaw (GoodFood Community)
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My version of the yummy traditional tarts found in Portugal
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Ingredients

  • 1 whole egg (large)
  • 2 egg yolks (large)
  • 115g golden caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp cornflour
  • 400ml full fat (creamy) milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 sheet ready rolled puff pastry

Method

  • STEP 1
    Lightly grease a 12 hole muffin tin and pre-heat oven to 200C/180C fan/Gas 6
  • STEP 2
    Put egg, yolks, sugar & cornflour in a pan and mix well together then gradually add the milk until mixture is well mixed and smooth.
  • STEP 3
    Place pan on medium heat and stir constantly until mixture thickens and comes to the boil. Remove pan from heat and stir in vanilla extract.
  • STEP 4
    Put custard in a glass/ceramic bowl to cool and cover with cling film to prevent skin forming.
  • STEP 5
    Cust pastry sheet into two pieces and place them on top of each other. Roll the pastry tightly, from the short side, into a log and cut the log into 12 even sized rounds.
  • STEP 6
    On a lightly floured board, roll each round into a disc (approx. 10cm) and press the pastry discs into the muffin tin.
  • STEP 7
    Spoon in the cooled custard and bake for 20-25mins until golden on top. Leave to cool in the tin for 5mins then move to a cooling rack to finish cooling although they can be eaten warm.

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