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Chinese custard tarts

These silky egg tarts are consumed all year round in China, and are a familiar addition to any Dim Sum dessert trolley. And for good reason, they're delicious!
Chinese Custard Tarts



1.To make the pastry sift flour and salt into bowl. Rub lard into flour until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
2.Mix in hot water to form a firm dough. Knead lightly on lightly floured surface.
3.Roll out to 3mm thickness. Cut out with an 8cm fluted cutter. Put into greased patty tins.
4.Beat together eggs and sugar. Gradually add milk. Mix in food colouring. Mix well. Pour custard carefully into prepared pastry cases.
5.Bake in hot oven for 10 minutes, reduce heat to moderately hot, cook further 10 to 15 minutes, until set.

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