Simple Puff Pastry Egg Tart is the easiest and quickest recipe to have homemade egg tarts, made with 6 ingredients only.
About Egg Tart
Egg tart is one of the dim sum dishes usually offered at Chinese bakeries or dim sum restaurants. The Egg Tart or Dan Tat (蛋挞) is an egg custard-based flaky crust pastry. It can be found across Asia, but are particularly popular in Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, and Macau.
Portuguese Egg Tarts vs Hong Kong Egg Tarts
The first thing to note about egg tarts is that there are two different styles: Portuguese Egg Tart and Hong Kong Style Egg Tart. The main visual differences between the two tarts can be seen in the color of their fillings and the crusts.
- Portuguese egg tarts. They are also known as “pastel de nata,” this type of egg tart consists of a smooth, creamy filling with crunchy creme brulee on top and a flaky crust. The centers are made from a creamy custard center with a richer and sweeter taste. They are also baked at a higher temperature to get the signature scorched top.
- Hong Kong egg tarts. These are typically found at dim sum restaurants. They have a crust that is a mix of pastry puff and shortbread and therefore has a sturdier shell. The center is also less sweet than the Portuguese egg tarts because they use less sugar and are slightly paler in color due to using the whole egg.
Simple Puff Pastry Egg Tarts are The Simplified Egg Tarts
This Simple Puff Pastry Egg Tarts recipe is a foolproof recipe for lazy Sunday bakers with calling for just a few ingredients. This recipe is the simple version of making the Hong Kong Egg Tarts, made with an instant puff pastry crust.
Making homemade puff pastry dough for some people like me seems intimidating because of its complicated processes. Therefore, store-bought puff pastry is used instead to simplify the process. Although the flavor is not as rich as the handmade puff pastry, the Simple Puff Pastry Egg Tart is still worth trying because this recipe is the fastest and easiest egg tarts recipe to make. I eventually made this recipe several times and added it to my favorite recipes.
Storing Simple Puff Pastry Egg Tarts
These egg tarts are best eaten fresh from the oven when the crust is still crispy and flaky. I don’t really recommend storing them for the next day. The instant puff pastry shell is prone to get soggy in just a couple of hours because the filling stays wet although baked. The good news is that this recipe is so easy to make and you can quickly make these when a craving hits.
More Puff Pastry Recipes
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- Apple Cinnamon Puff Pastry
- Puff Pastry Salmon (Salmon Wellington)
- Apple Rose Puff Pastry
- Plum Puff Pastry Tart