Egg tarts might be my favorite pastry. I generally dislike ranking foods, I never have a favorite dish among the ones that have been ordered and my least favorite ice breaker might just be “what’s your favorite food”. I do love egg tarts though.
Here’s a few that I’ve had:
2018-12-31 Hong Kong
This is actually a milk tart.
Still a good tart though.
I had been hunting for one of these for a while and I finally found right outside a subway station.
Good crust, good custard, good tart.
Not good. It looks good, but it’s not. From the now closed PVP Bakery.
Nice flaky crust on this one though the custard itself could be better.
2019-05-19 SGV 2
The color of the custard is very very nice.
Cafeteria egg tart - very lemony?
One of the best egg tarts I’ve had, up there with Pastéis de Belém.
My first attempt. The recipe called for a surprising amount of flour in the custard and it came it very bready and with quite a rise! The crust is poor.
Second attempt. They look sickly.
The crust on these is a bit better. I did a prebake this time and dramatically decreased the amount of flour in the custard. I think the specific eggs used probably make a large impact and so I’ve recently found some local eggs which I think will do nicely, large yolks with good color.
It’s not enough to love something to be good at it. Quite a shame that one of the foods I enjoy the most I’m the worst at making but it also provides as nice target to go for.