06 May 2009

Custard Tarts...

A few weeks ago I made these Portuguese Custard Tarts for a picnic at the Zoo with my friends... they went down such a treat! Here's the recipe...

Portuguese Custard Tarts

1 1/3 sheets of puff pastry
3 egg yolks
1/2 C caster sugar
2 T cornflour
3/4 C cream
1/2 C milk
Strip of lemon zest
2 t vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 200C. Spray a 12-hole muffin tin with oil. Cut sheets of pastry in to 12 squares and press in to muffin tin, then chill in the fridge. Put yolks, sugar and cornflour in to a bowl and whisk. Heat cream & milk in a pot until it just comes to boil, pour over eggs & stir in zest & vanilla. Return to the pot & stir over medium heat until mixture almost comes to the boil. DO NOT BOIL. Remove from heat immediately and take the zest out. Divide your custard between the 12 pastry cases and bake fro around 20 minutes or until tops are browned and pastry is crisp. Cool on a wire rack. Take to a picnic to impress your friends.

Thanks Kate McGhie!