Friday, May 27, 2011

Egg Tarts

Egg tarts are very yummy! In Hong Kong, we can have egg tarts with a nice cup of milk tea in Hong Kong style cafes as afternoon tea. In Hong Kong, many people also like to buy egg tarts when they visit friends and family too. Egg tarts is one of the things I love about Hong Kong.

There are two types of egg tarts - flakey pastry or cookie based. This recipe for my egg tarts are cookie based tarts. They are very fun to make and yummy to EAT!! :D

Egg Tarts
(makes 12 3" egg tarts)

Ingredients - cookie tart:
140g butter
1/2 egg
70g icing sugar
200g flour

Ingredients - egg filling:
70g sugar
150ml water
2 eggs
40ml evaporated milk

  1. Combine all the ingredients for the cookie tart. Using hands, mix all the ingredients together to form the cookie dough. Chill for 20 minutes or until it is in a workable state. The dough should not be sticky when you use it.
  2. While the dough is in the fridge, boil the water and sugar (no mixing!). Set aside for the sugar water to cool completely.
  3. The dough should now be ready for you to press into the tarts. Remember, it should be soft but not sticky. Divide the dough evenly to 12 portions. Press the cookie dough into the tart tins.
  4. When the water has completely cooled down. Mix the eggs and milk into the sugar water. Sift the mixture for a smooth egg filling. 
  5. Pour the egg filling into the tarts. It should be 80% full for each tart.
  6. Bake in a pre - heated oven at 200C for 15 - 20 minutes or until set. It is ready when the toothpick can stand upright in the egg tart.
  7. Let the egg tarts cool down a bit. Remove the egg tart tins.

Enjoy your yummy yummy egg tarts! 



  1. Hi. Thank you very much for the wonderful recipe :) I tried baking today and my family loves it!

  2. Just tried this and they were delish! The egg filling was smoother than any other recipe I tried! Thank you!

  3. The egg filling ingredients in your video and website is different! I followed thru your video and the egg filling have got a lot left unused. Anyway, my egg filling was watery, not as per your video. Quite sad but I will work harder next time. Nevertheless, the egg tarts are yummy! Thanks :)

  4. Just tried them today, and I was quite pleased with the results. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

    The dough was quite sticky, maybe it was due to the butter being a little to soft. The crust was crumbly too, could have also been caused by the softness of the butter, but I don't know exactly. Anyway, it was delicious.

    Greetings from Germany

  5. This is one of the easiest egg tart recipes that I've come across, and it is also the one that yields the best result. The tart shells was buttery and crisp, and the egg mixture was smooth. Yum!