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Portuguese Custard Tarts


Recipe Info

  • Servings : 6
  • Prep Time : 15m
  • Cook Time : 25m
  • Ready In : 40m


  • 1 egg
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 115g golden caster sugar
  • 2 tbsps cornflour
  • 400ml milk
  • 2 tsps vanilla essence
  • 1 sheet ready rolled puff pastry


Step 1

Lightly grease a 12 hole muffin tin and preheat oven to 200 ̊C. Put the egg, yolks, sugar and corn our in a pan and mix well together then gradually add the milk until mixture is well mixed and smooth.

Step 2

Place pan on medium heat and stir constantly until mixture thickens and comes to the boil. Remove pan from heat and stir in the vanilla essence.

Step 3

Put the custard in a glass bowl to cool and cover with cling lm to prevent skin forming.

Step 4

Cut the pastry sheet into two pieces and place them on top of each other. Roll the pastry tightly, from the short side, into a log and cut the log into 12 even sized rounds.

Step 5

On a lightly floured board, roll each round into a disc (approx. 10cm) and press the pastry discs into the muffin tin.

Step 6

Spoon in the cooled custard and bake for 20-25 minutes until golden on top. Leave to cool in the tin for 5 minutes then move to a cooling rack to finish cooling or serve warm.

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