Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Fruit Tarts With Custard

we had a mini gathering on christmas eve at cblc. haha a really mini one - i think there were only less than ten of us...bean, chingman, kengboon, lungkwan, me, him, caine, violet, tengyong. anyway it was potluck so each of us had to prepare something!

initially i was given the task of baking a x'mas log cake but then i realised it's really quite ma fan and i wasn't really confident of doing it myself! haha never tried it i should experiment with it myself some other day!

with that, i flipped the recipe books for a suitable cake/pastry to bake. and ta-da i found one on strawberry tart with custard and another one - mango tart. decided on the one with custard since he prefers that. but i modified the recipe a bit, used the sweet pastry for smaller tarts and i used mangoes and longans instead of strawberries.

as i was flipping thru the food blogs again(!) haha i found so many other interesting recipes which i so wanted to try! but had to think about time constraint and budget so i decided on the mua chee and waffles which were both simple to prepare.

wahhhh the fruit tart was ALOT of work! i think i spent almost half a day preparing it! from the sweet pastry to the custard to the fruits and then the glazing, everything took time! it was fun making the pastry though. my first time doing it but i'm glad it was successful and nice according to those who tried it! and it was a good experience making it!

preparing the moulds

Sweet pastry in the making...

yay done! these could have been more 'baked' i think!

Then the custard...
you add this to a custard powder and egg mixture to get a rather gluey-like custard

apply the glaze and ta-da...ermm not very pretty fruits tarts hahaha!

Part II - Mua Chee!

the healthier mua chee made with lesser oil so the texture wasn't that smooth. but it's as good as those you find at pasar malam okaes! looks good right :)

Part III - Waffles

hot waffles made on the spot! then topped with vanilla and raspberry ice-cream :)

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