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Pies & Tarts; Tea Party Ready!

15 Mar

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Went to another class at @Sweetnesssg. Even had a Tea Party at the end. (Harrods’ Toffee Tea taste superb!)

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Here we have Apple Crumble Pie and Lime Meringue Pie. I was told that the Lime Meringue Pie need an acquired taste. As I am not a fan of sour food, it came as a surprise that I actually like them. Weird!

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Decadent Chocolate Tart. Apparently I belong to the can’t-appreciate-the salt group. Heh not atas enough! haha. Of course, need to used the rich expensive chocolate for this tart.

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Kak Aidah gave a demo on how to bake this delicious Chicken Portobello Quiche. My favourite of all!! Brought few slices home and Mama love it so much till she bought the ingredients few days later.

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My first Quiche! Baked it small and cute. Recipe is easy to follow thankfully. Or else this D7 F&N student would fail terribly.

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Also attempted the Chocolate Tarts! My nephews love them so much. Which kid doesn’t anyway! Kids and Chocolate! (Adults and Chocolate too :P)

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Yesterday, I baked my 3rd batch of Quiche. Abah ate 5 pieces so far. 3 at one go. Probably cause there is no food available since Mama and Adik went KL haha! I also made Lemon Meringue Tart. Substituted lime to lemon and omg so nice! Love it so much (a bit thick skinned here praising my bakes) but I need more willing food testers. Shall wait for them to reach home tonight to try and comment!

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Mama’s: Strawberry Cheese Tarts

3 Jun

Feel like posting something but I haven’t been baking. Busy with school like trying to remember all the old notes and understanding the new stuffs. So here’s one of Mama’s many bakes! I know I am cheating. Heh heh. 😀

Egg Tarts

19 Feb

Yay! Finally have the time to clear my must bake list! I have always looooove egg tarts! Always eat them daily during my kindergarten days. That and kuih bakar. heh. Nowadays, I always buy them once or twice or thrice a week. (I’m supposedly to be on a diet, hahaha!)

Anyway, today Egg Tarts are adapted from Aunty Yochana’s. I have edited them a little so please do check the original from her. 🙂

Ingredients (This recipe makes 12-13 egg tarts)

For Pastry Crust:
100g salted butter
40g icing sugar
1 egg
20g milk powder
220g plain flour
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

For Egg Custard:
3 eggs
75g fine sugar
a pinch of salt
120g fresh milk
60g water
1 tsp vanilla essence

Method
1. In a mixer, mix all the ingredients for pastry crust together except egg using the ‘K’ beater. Beat a couple of times to mix till crumbly.

Top: my definition of crumbly & bottom: my definition of pliable dough.

2. Add in egg and mix till it becomes a pliable dough. Do not overmix otherwise pastry will create gluten and becomes tough.
3. Chill pastry for 20 mins in the fridge before pressing into tart mould.

4. Press pastry into tart moulds and cut off excess dough at the rim. Leave aside while preparing for egg custard.(This is also when I start to preheat the oven at 175C.)
5. Mix all the ingredients for egg custard together then sieve it.

6. Pour into prepared tarts and bake at 175C for about 20-40 mins. (I baked them at the second bottom shelf for 35 mins because after 20 mins my egg custard is still wobbly.)

In the oven:

After 20 mins:
Not so golden brown for the pastry and the custard still jiggly wobbly. So baked them again for 15 mins with intervals. I still have yet to learn and get my oven. 😦

*Note: I think it’s good if you could half bake the pastry first, then pour the custard and then bake them full. Anyway, enjoy! 🙂