PORTUGUESE CUSTARD TART..

February 1, 2013

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FOR THE BASE

225 g all purpose flour
1/8 tsp. salt
120 g unsalted butter, at room temperature
50 g granulated white sugar
1 large egg, lightly beaten

FOR THE FILLING

6 big eggs
90 g honey
vanilla
grated zest of one orange
500 ml heavy whipping cream

1. Make an even dough from the ingredients, make into a ball and let it rest in the fridge for 30 min.

2. Roll out the dough 3mm thick. Cut 12 circles to fit muffin pan. Place for 30 min again into a fridge.

3. Heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Line shells with foil or parchment paper and fill with peas, beans or rice. Bake for 10 min, then remove the weight and bake for other 5 min till golden brown.  Cool for an hour.

4. Make the cream: whip up the eggs and honey into thick foam.

5. Put the cream into a heavy pot. Add vanilla and orange zest. Heat the cream to boil, mixing constantly add it to the egg mix, return to the pot, mixing constantly, warm for 5 min till it gets thick, but do not boil!!!!

6. Fill the tarts with cream and let them cool before serving.

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P.S. I FAILED miserably.. I did not manage to make the custard this time, it turned into one big sweet omelet.. disgusting..  so.. to save the day, I filled with toffee butter cream.. and they were marvelous.. Hope you will succeed unlike me..

Enjoy, K.

recipe from “Kūkas” by M. Neri

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4 Responses to “PORTUGUESE CUSTARD TART..”


  1. Did I try these, Kerija?


  2. Are they indeed the same we tried on NY??? Really? they look like ones with lemon cream. Ok, but they were tasty as hell! ;)


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