Dan tat (egg tarts)

August 08


With this and cha xiao bao, I am now somewhatly able to make two different kinds of dim sum. (Although I still haven’t tried to make the actual cha xiao…)

Instead of writing the recipe here this time, I’ll just link to the website where the recipe is: Hong Kong-style egg tart recipe. Partly out of respect for the website, partly because the website is actually quite good, since you can convert recipes to metric measures and to different servings, but mostly because I feel too lazy to type in the recipe.

I just have a few comments on that recipe: It seems that the person who submitted the recipe used some rather large muffins forms to bake the dan tat. The recipe states that it will make 12 tarts, but I used some maybe quite small egg tart forms, and they filled a whole plate, as you can see on the photo. This left roughly 1/3 of the filling unused, also the adults thought that the dan tat I made had too much crust, so I probably could’ve made even more! Either the guy who made the recipe just likes crust (I don’t mind too much crust either, although maybe the ones the adults ate had particularly much crust, since I couldn’t get the same amount of it on every tart), or the muffins forms he used must’ve been huge to use all the dough without the crust being too thick.

Another thing is that the dan tat really is quite lightly sweetened. I thought they tasted okay though, as long as I didn’t eat anything sweet before eating them, but if you like your egg tarts to be sweet, you may want to add a bit more sugar in the filling.

Edit: Oh, one last thing is that the filling tends to be too much for the amount of dough this recipe gives. I’ve tried the recipe twice now, and both times there were quite too much filling. So you may want to try to make less filling, although maybe it’s better to have too much than too little.

Other than that, I think the dan tat turned out great, for my first time making them! And I think the recipe is simple enough for most people to be able to make it. So if you like dan tat and cooking, you should really try out this recipe!


Posted by on 2005-08-08 in ShoZu

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