Chinese Egg Custard Tarts (Dan-ta)

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      40 min

Appears in
China Modern: 100 Cutting-Edge, Fusion-Style Recipes for the 21st Century

By Ching-He Huang

Published 2006

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Crumbly pastry with a yummy not-so-sweet set egg custard in the middle. Once again, I have my mother to thank for this lovely recipe. An egg tart was sometimes my after-school treat – delicious straight out of the oven, washed down with a glass of cold soy milk. You often find these little delights in dim sum restaurants too and they can be made with puff pastry (equally tasty). Dan-ta resemble the Portuguese tarts (pasteis de nata) and it may have been Portuguese travelers who intro