Have you ever hard some of Portugal's most delicious egg based desserts? Here are 5 delicious Portuguese egg tart recipe that you should try in 2022.
Portuguese egg tarts are a traditional and delicious food that’s loved by many.
I can’t with this one. If you’ve never had a Portuguese egg tart, you must try one to know the love that is experiencing these delicious desserts—and it’s quite the experience.
The dessert has a colorful past that’s steeped in Portuguese cuisine history. As with anything tasty, there’ve been variations of the dish concocted by chefs over the years.
Today, you get to check out five of them, and they’re all to die for. Some people have even confessed that they’d commit crimes to get their hands on this treat every day (and I can relate).
Keep reading for five delicious Portuguese egg tart recipes.
1. Authentic Portuguese Custard Tarts
Our first entry is a pastéis de nata recipe that’s as close as you can get to an authentic Portuguese custard tart. This recipe is a reproduction of the real-deal sweet treats made at Antiga Confeitaria de Belém.
There, chefs whip up this delight in scorching 427°C ovens. At home, however, you’re lucky if you can crank your oven up to 260°C.
The recipe for this culinary delight is straightforward and simple. Nevertheless, it will wow you every time.
It’s hard (if not impossible) to achieve the dark-baked crust of a professional bakery in a 260°C oven.
2. Portuguese Custard Tarts: A Macau Remix
This recipe is a take on the simply delicious Portuguese dining experience that’s migrated to Macau. There, it’s a local favorite.
The recipe yields a sweet, buttery tart with an aromatic custard. You’ll bake it until it reaches the desired brownness on top, which is unique for Asian desserts.
This recipe results in a perfectly crisp, buttery and flaky pastry.
This version is a bit tough to make if it’s warmer than 25°C outside, so you may want to try it in Spring or Fall.
3. Basque Burnt Cheese Tart
This Basque Burnt Cheese Tart recipe results in flaky on the outside, creamy on the inside goodness. It’s complemented with a cheesy lusciousness.
You’ll need cream cheese and sugar. Then, you can take a shortcut with Richie’s Portuguese Egg Tart topping. You’ll also need cornstarch. You’d also “cheat” this recipe with pre-made frozen tart shells.
You can make this recipe using simple ingredients.
If you’ve fallen in love with the traditional version, this one has a different (but still delicious) taste.
4. Kaya Cheese Pandan Tart
The Kaya Cheese Pandan Tart is another creation from the Rich’s Products cookbook. This version is a staple in Asian coffee shops.
Kaya and pandan jam both have a unique, sweet aroma. You might think that a combination of the two jams would prove overwhelmingly sweet, but you’d be wrong.
You’ll mellow out the sweetness with the cheese when making this recipe. As with Rich’s Basque Burnt Cheese Tart recipe, it’s straightforward and easy to make.
This version is a satisfying snack or dessert.
It’s too easy to make. If you’re not careful, you might overdose on Portuguese egg tarts.
5. Modern Malaysian Portuguese Egg Tart Recipe
If Rich’s recipes were cheating, this recipe is “super-cheating.” Our modern Malaysian Portuguese egg tart recipe is another all-store-brought combination.
The ingredient list is simple. It includes:
• Heavy whipping cream
• Pie crust mix
• Vanilla extract
You can save yourself the hard but rewarding work of making the shell from scratch with Betty Crocker pie crust mix. Alternatively, you can use Pillsbury Pie Crust.
With this recipe, you can experiment with plenty of variations.
None here. It’s easy and delicious.
They’re That Popular
If you ever travel to China, you might get lucky and catch Portuguese egg tarts on the dessert menu at KFC. Yes, you read right.
They’re one of the most popular Portuguese desserts in China. There, KFC serves them up in bite-sized six-packs. It’s an easy way to make your day and satisfy your sweet tooth.
If you’ve never had a Portuguese egg tart, think quiche, but sweet. It’s not an egg dish. Not to be confused with a Chinese egg tart, it’s the perfect combination of egg, creams and milk that makes it so packed full of flavor.
Tips for Great Portuguese Egg Tarts
You’ll find that your discovery of Portuguese egg tarts is both a blessing and a curse. The biggest challenge of this tasty treat is getting them beautifully browned in your home oven.
Nearly any recipe you read will warn you that you can’t get your Portuguese egg tarts as brown as they are in the picture. What’s more, the larger the egg tart, the more cooking time you’ll need to help with browning.
You can try to defy the baking gods by using aluminum or copper muffin pans. They heat fast, which helps with browning but make sure you don’t let them rust.
Also, stay away from non-stick cookware if you’re making Portuguese egg tarts in an oven that can heat higher than 260°C. The non-stick coating may release harmful chemicals in this temperature range.
Time for Tarts and More!
We hope our curated list of Portuguese egg tart recipes and tips gets you started off on the right track when it comes to enjoying this sweet delight. Still, you can always count on us as a source of more great kitchen experiments.
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