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Matcha Portuguese Egg Tarts

Woo, I'm done with internal med. Medicine was a tough two months. I feel like I need 4 holidays before I start school again :P. I did feel pretty fatigued and didn't have time to do anything, but study and go to work. I survived on purple sweet potatoes and granola bars. Seriously, every meal had so much fiber and I hardly drank any water since we had long rounds... can you imagine how my belly felt??!! I did get really burned out (and constipated :\), so it has taken a bit of time to starting blogging again. But in hindsight, I guess I did enjoy medicine. I think that's how I feel about just anything... like baking a 5 layer cake, riding rollercoasters, spending time with my brother haha...
Now I'm on neurology! I'm actually just writing up this post after brain cutting lab. The knives literally looked like cake knives and I thought, wow, I'm making cake brain layers! And then I remembered I owned a blog and should probably update it :/
Growing up in Hong Kong, I ate unlimited egg and Portuguese egg tarts.  Macau is about an hour away and I would eat these tarts all day long. Also, because I couldn't gamble, so all I did was eat :P. I gussied up these tarts with some matcha custard instead and the combination of flaky crust and silky smooth custard is to die for. 
Matcha Portuguese Egg Tarts
adapted from bbcgoodfood
makes 12 tarts

2 Egg yolks
1 Egg
2 Tablespoons Flour
1 Teaspoon Vanilla extract
½ Cup Sugar
1½ Teaspoon Matcha powder
1½ Cup Half and half
1 Puff pastry sheet
  1. Whisk egg yolks/egg, sugar, flour, matcha in small pot
  2. Gradually whisk in half and half and vanilla extract until smooth. Put on medium heat and whisk until it it is very warm but not hot (not thick)
  3. Preheat oven to 400F. Thaw 1 sheet of frozen pastry dough for 20mins. Cut in half and stack on top of each other. Should be 12cm in width
  4. Lightly flour surface. Roll up tightly. If it cracks, leave to thaw more
  5. Use a ruler and indent dough every 1cm and you should have 12 slices
  6. Flour surface again and a rolling pin. Roll dough to about 10cm circles
  7. Press into greased muffin tin. Pour runny custard into it (I strained the custard to get rid of lumps and to make it super smooth). Bake for 12-15mins or until pastry is golden and some burnt sugar spots appear
  8. Cool in pan and transfer to wire rack. Serve warm or cold. Can keep in fridge for few days.


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