KitchenTigress: May 2013

Chwee Kueh (水粿)

chwee kueh with chai poh topping
There're several types of steamed cakes made with rice flour. If you want to learn how to make these traditional delicacies, chwee kueh would be a good start. It doesn't take long and the ingredients are cheap.

Portuguese Egg Tarts

4 beautifully burnt portuguese egg tarts
Portuguese egg tarts must be baked in a very hot oven, at about 250°C, to get their signature burn marks. At that temperature, shortcrust pastry would be incinerated. That's why Portuguese egg tarts are made with puff pastry, which needs a high temperature to puff up.

High heat isn't the only condition for creating burn marks. There must also be enough milk in the custard mixture.