Kaya Portuguese Egg Tarts
Kaya Portuguese Egg Tarts
Enjoy this quick and easy dessert recipe by Sarah Benjamin from Yummy Desserts.
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Technique Baking
  • Preparation Time 5 minutes
  • Cooking Time 40 minutes
  • Yield 12 servings
  • 4 Pandan leaves, cut into chunks
  • 30 millilitres Water
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 Egg yolks
  • 115 grams Caster sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Cornstarch
  • 380 millilitres Milk
  • 1 sheet ready-rolled Puff pastry
  1. Preheat the oven to 240C. Grease a 12-hole muffin tin with some butter
  2. Blend the pandan leaves with the water and strain, pressing down on the remains of the leaves to obtain pandan juice
  3. In a saucepan, mix the egg, egg yolks, corn starch and sugar until combined. Add the milk and pandan juice and stir thoroughly
  4. Stirring constantly, heat the mixture on a medium heat until just below boiling. It should be much thicker. Remove the pan from the heat and dunk into a bowl of iced water to stop the cooking
  5. Slice the sheet of puff pastry in half and lay one piece on top of the other. Grab the short side of the rectangle and tightly roll up. Press down lightly to form a tight log, then slice into 12 even rounds. Using two plates, sandwich each round with baking paper and flatten into a 10-cm disc Press each disc into a hole of the muffin tin
  6. Spoon the prepared pandan custard into the pastry, filling each one up two-thirds of the way Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown on top. Leave to cool in the tin for 5 minutes before removing

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