Custard Tarts.

 Thought I’d try and make up for not posting for a few months and post another recipe. These are one of my favourite things to eat. My Mum was a great baker and made them regularly.

You can buy ready made short crust pastry or make your own.

Preheat oven 180C/gas4

You need a 12 hole bun tin. Grease the holes in the tin.

Pastry : 225g plain flour, 110g butter, 1 egg beaten, 50g caster sugar

Rub the fat into the flour till breadcrumbs. Add the egg to the sugar and add to the bowl and mix together. Add the flour then mix into a dough. Wrap in film and put in the fridge for 30 mins.

Custard: 40g caster sugar, 4 medium egg yolks, 1/2 tspn vanilla extract, 300 ml warm milk and 1/2 tspn grated nutmeg. 

Mi the caster sugar, egg yolks and vanilla extract together then stir in the warm milk. Keep stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Take pastry out of the fridge and roll out on lightly floured surface to 2mm. Use a cutter slightly bigger than the holes in the bun tin and cut out 12 rounds.

Press into the holes carefully and pour custard into each hole leaving a 1 mm gap at the top. Sprinkle some nutmeg over the custard.

Bake for 25-30 mins or until the custard is set. Allow the tarts to cool before you take them out.

I had some custard left over so warmed it up to use with some stewed apples. I love the contrast between the crunchy pastry and the smooth silky custard. 



Jean said…
Oh I do love a custard tart!
Custard tarts are always a treat as well as a great classic. I'm envious of yours.

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