Custard tart

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Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Bake Recipe
Difficulty: Hard

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  • For the shell:
  • 1.5 cups - flour (maida)
  • 1/4 tsp - baking powder
  • 1 egg, beaten lightly
  • 1/3 cup - sugar, powdered
  • 1/2 cup - butter
  • A pinch of salt
  • For the filling:
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp - vanilla essence
  • 2 cups - milk or 1/2 tin condensed milk
  • Ground sugar to taste
  • 1 tsp - nutmeg powder

How to Make Custard tart

  • For the shell:
  • Whisk butter and sugar till creamy. Add salt.
  • Add egg gradually and beat continuously.
  • Add sieved flour and baking powder; knead till dough resembles breadcrumbs. Add water and knead till smooth.
  • Chill for 1/2 an hour. Roll out into a large disc and cover a 24 cm. pie dish without breaking pastry.
  • Pat down edges and decorate with a spoon or fork to make markings.
  • Brush with egg white and set aside.
  • For the filling:
  • Beat eggs and sugar till smooth.
  • Add vanilla essence. Heat milk gently.
  • If condensed milk is used, make upto 2 cups and do not add sugar unless needed.
  • Add egg to milk and stir till creamy.
  • Spoon the custard into the pie shell without spilling.
  • Bake in a medium oven for 45 mins. or till done and custard is firm. Cool. Sprinkle nutmeg powder over and cut into slices to serve.