Friday, 16 January 2015

Easy and yum - Portuguese Custard Tarts

These are my brothers favourite. If we are catching up... Then this is what he requests for me to bring... And always two batches. He he. Hope you like them too!

3 egg yolks
1/4 cup caster sugar
3/4 cup carton cream
1/2 cup water
Strip of lemon rind
2 teaspoons vanilla essence
1 sheet ready rolled butter puff pastry

Preheat the oven to hot (220 degrees C)
Grease a 12 hole (1/3 cup capacity) muffin pan
Place the egg yolks, sugar and cornflour in a medium saucepan and whisk them until combined.

Gradually whisk in the cream and water until smooth.

Add the lemon rind and stir over medium heat until the mixture jut comes to the boil.

Remove from the heat immediately then remove the rind and stir in the vanilla essence.

Cut the pastry sheet in half. 
Remove the plastic and stack the two halves on top of each other.
Stand for about 5 minutes or until thawed.
Roll the pastry up tightly from the short side.

Cut the log into 12 x 1cm rounds.

Lay the pastry, cut side up, on a lightly floured board and roll each round out to about 10cm.

Press the rounds into the prepared muffin pans with your fingers.

Spoon the custard into the pastry cases.

Bake the tarts in a hot oven for about 20 minutes or until well browned.
Transfer them to a wire rack to cool. 

Makes 12.... Enjoy! They are delicious

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