Portuguese custard tarts are the perfect accompaniment to a nice cup of tea. They are a delicious treat that even the kids will enjoy.
- 2 extra large egg yolks
- 1 extra large egg
- ½ cup caster sugar
- 2 tablespoon corn flour
- 200ml milk
- 200ml pure cream
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 sheet butter puff pastry, defrosted
Step 1 In a large saucepan, whisk together the egg and egg yolks, sugar and corn flour until smooth. Add a little of the milk until a paste is formed. Add remainder of milk, cream and vanilla whisking until smooth.
Step 2 Bring mixture to the boil whilst stirring until thickened. Transfer to a bowl, cover with plastic wrap to prevent a skin forming. Refrigerate until chilled.
Step 3 Pre-heat oven to 210°C (190°C fan-forced). Lightly oil 12, ? cup capacity muffin pans.
Step 4 Place sheet of pastry on benchtop and cut in half forming two rectangles. Place one on top of the other. From the short end, roll up firmly to form a roll of pastry. Cut into 12 equal sized pieces.
Step 5 Roll pieces of pastry to approx. 8cm diameter and press into muffin pans. Spoon chilled custard between pastry shells and bake for 20-22 minutes until custard is starting to turn golden. Allow to sit for several minutes before removing from pans. Enjoyed best whilst warm.