I have had a long love affair with egg custard tarts. It was always very exciting when I got to eat these for breakfast instead of the usual and boring offering of toast or sausages.
Who wouldn’t want to have a sweet egg pastry for breakfast? Well, except for you egg haters and I know there are many of you out there.
Why all this hate for eggs? They are a cheap, good and healthy source of protein (if consumed in moderation) and so versatile. They can star on their own or complement so many simple and glamorous dishes as trusty and more than capable sidekicks.
So egg haters, please stop already with all these unfair trashing 😉 of the humble egg. I’ve heard it all-they smell weird, you don’t like the texture, they’re fatty, etc… STOP or at the very least, go grumble somewhere far away and let us egg lovers enjoy our meal peacefully.There are many varieties of egg custard tarts and the one I am referring to is the Chinese version or dan tat which is commonly served at dim sum. Please see previous post about dim sum.
The shortcrust pastry or puff pastry are filled with sweet egg custard and baked, and these are usually served warm. They are fairly easy to make if you like torturing yourself through a pastry recipe. Here is a recipe for homemade egg custard tarts.
If you’re like me though and enjoy eating your dessert the easy way, then I recommend that you take yourself to a Chinese bakery and buy an egg custard tart. They are inexpensive and part of the joy of eating sometimes is the ease of consumption.