If anything can take anyone back to a memory, it is food. Where there’s food, we have pastries, and the Portuguese Egg Tart is just one of the few things that can put a smile on your face.
Growing up Asian, we had our fair share of comforting traditional pastries. Looking back, those Portuguese Egg Tarts were certainly something our parents bought (or made) for us as treats. Anyone who bites into a Portuguese Egg Tart would taste a good combination of its warm flaky pastry outer layer with a jelly-like egg custard filling in the middle. Delightful! It’s just one of those wonder desserts that anyone can snack anywhere, at any time of the day with much convenience.
Instead of roaming around store to store finding your dream Portuguese Egg Tart, perhaps you might want to consider baking your own batch in the comfort of your home? Sure, that would require some effort on some steps, but baking can also be quick—even for someone with little patience. In fact, you would be thanking yourself for trying them out too. Also, baking at home would mean you get to customize your Portuguese Egg Tarts in various ways.
Fret not, you can do wonders with an Air Fryer too. It’s easy as 1, 2, 3! With its gaining popularity and convenience, you can easily make your Portuguese Egg Tarts with it—simplicity at its best.
In no order, here are some recipes you can try:
Portuguese Egg Tart
An oldie but a goodie—the classic one never disappoints. Starting off with the basics, this is a simple recipe of the classic Portuguese Egg Tart for you to kick start your day. It only requires two ingredients:
*Serves 30 pieces
With these two ingredients in your hands, you are ready to bake.
- Thaw Rich’s Portuguese Egg Tart Topping to liquid form in the refrigerator at temperature between 2°C to 7°C.
- Pour the liquid into Frozen Tart Shell Dough, around 80 – 90% full.
- Immediately bake the filled tart shells with a Convection Oven or Air Fryer.
- Convection Oven: Preheat oven at 230°C (Top Heat) and 245°C (Bottom Heat) and bake for 17 – 20 minutes.
- Air Fryer: Bake for 155°C for 25 minutes.
Note: The baking conditions might vary for both methods due to the type of convection oven or air fryer used.
Basque Burnt Cheese Tart
With cheese being everyone’s favorite, it’s no surprise that it would find its way into a Portuguese Egg Tart. This Basque Burnt Cheese Tart is flaky on the outside and creamy on the inside with the cheesy goodness.
Here, you will need some extra ingredients.
- 300g of Cream Cheese
- 30g of Sugar
- 300g of Rich’s Portuguese Egg Tart Topping
- 12g of Corn Starch
- 20 pcs of Frozen Tart Shell Dough
*Serves 20 pieces
- Beat the cream cheese and sugar till its mixed well. Gradually add in Rich’s Portuguese Egg Tart Topping and stir until well combined. Then add in the corn starch, stir well to combine.
- Weigh 35g mixture into each one of the Portuguese Egg Tart Shell.
- Bake it at 230°C (Top Heat) and 200°C (Bottom Heat) for 28 minutes.
With Pandan under Malaysia’s spotlight for a while now, Pandan-based desserts or pastries are quite common to be found in Asian stores. That’s why Rich’s has another recipe featuring a Portuguese Egg Tart Shell that is Pandan flavored!
Kaya Cheese Pandan Tart
A staple in Asian coffee shops, both Kaya and Pandan are ingredients that we love due to its unique sweet aroma. You would think that having both in an Egg Tart would be overwhelming sweet, but actually pairing it with a nice cheese mellows out the sweetness—making a satisfying dessert or snack. Here’s a straightforward recipe just for you.
- 200g of Cream Cheese
- 200g of Rich’s Portuguese Egg Tart Topping
- 10g of Kaya Paste
- 16 pcs of Frozen Tart Shell Dough (Pandan flavor)
*Serves 16 pieces
- Beat the cream cheese until smooth and gradually add in Rich’s Portuguese Egg Tart Topping liquid. Stir until smooth.
- Squeeze in 10gm of kaya paste in the bottom of the tart shell and pour the cheese mixture on the top, about 25g and bake.
- Baking methods – if you’re using:
- Deck Oven: Bake at 220°C (Top Heat) and 210°C (Bottom Heat) for 25 minutes.
- Convection Oven: Bake at 175°C (Top Heat) and 175°C (Bottom Heat) for 25 minutes.
Baking is an art that not only rekindles taste buds but also proves to be an amazing therapy. These 3 recipes by Rich’s can indeed be a treasure box for anyone. So, if you are running out of ideas for the holidays or having someone to impress, tune into these ornately delicious recipes and unleash your inner pastry chef! See what surprise awaits you in Rich’s E-commerce Shop.