Monday, February 2, 2015

Portugese Custard Tarts: Anwesha's blog

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This week the blogger of the week is Anwesha. Anwesha has a wonderful blog full of travel and food posts. She is very pretty girl with a lovely smile. I am quite surprised with her amazing repertoire of recipes.

While selecting the recipes, I hit upon this wonderful recipe of custard tarts.

These tarts are pretty easy to make. The filling is a wonderfully creamy custard which complements beautifully with the biscuity short crust pastry base.

You can refer to Anwesha's original recipe here.

Here is how I made it.


1/2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/3 cups milk
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon  vanilla extract
2 large egg yolks, whisked
Pinch of cinnamon powder
1 ball of short crust pastry base


1. First you need to make the short crust pastry base. To know how to make this short crust pastry, refer here.

2. To make the custard base, add flour with the powdered sugar. Now add the egg yolks to this mixture.

3. Next, slowly add lukewarm milk and mix well.

4. Place this mixture over the gas on a low flame. Keep stirring to avoid formation of lumps.


5. The mixture will thicken. Take off the gas and keep aside to cool.

6. Now divide the short crust pastry into small balls, about 13 in number.

7. Roll the balls into small roundels (rotis). Grease small ramekins and place each roundel in the ramekin.

8. Spoon some custard into each ramekin. Make sure that the custard should not be filled to the brim.

9. Pre-heat the oven at 200 degrees for ten minutes. Place the ramekins in the oven (on the middle rack) and bake for 15-20 minutes. (I baked for 15 minutes)

10. Once the sides turn golden-brown, take the tarts out of the oven. Let it cool till you can touch the ramekins.

11. De-mold carefully and serve while warm.


I am sending this recipe to the ongoing event on KFB "Know Your Blogger".

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