Sunday, 10 July 2011


As promised my dear friends here is the recipe
for one of my favourite sweet treat.
Sorry I'm late but I've been fighting
the ghastly flu!!!

3 egg yolks
½ cup (110g) caster sugar
2 tablespoons cornflour
¾ cup (180ml) cream
½ cup (125ml) water
strip of lemon rind
2 teaspoons vanilla essence
1 sheet frozen ready rolled puff pastry

* Preheat oven to 200C
* Grease 12 hole (80ml) muffin pan
* Whisk egg yolks, sugar and cornflour in medium saucepan
* Gradually whisk in cream and water until smooth
* Add lemon rind
* Stir over medium heat until mixture boils and thickens
* Remove pan from heat, remove and discard rind
* Stir in vanilla essence
* Cover surface of custard with plastic wrap - cool
* Cut pastry sheet in half
* Stack the two halves on top of each other
* Stand 5 minutes or until thawed
* Roll pastry up tightly from the short side
* Cut the log into twelve x 1cm rounds
* Lay pastry, cut side up, on a floured surface
* Roll each round out to about 10cm
* Press rounds into prepared muffin pans with your fingers
* Spoon cooled custard into pastry cases
* Bake in hot oven 20 minutes or until browned well
* Stand tarts 5 minutes
* Transfer to wire rack to cool

Portugal is also renowned for beautiful tiles
like this one

Take care,

be kind to one another and
"love life"
Thank you for visiting my blog

I really love meeting each

and every one of you.

Shane x


  1. Dear Shane,

    So sorry to hear you are fighting the flu and do hope that you will be feeling better soon.
    The tarts look delicious and many thanks for sharing the recipe and i look forward to making them.

    Stay warm abd sending well wishes to you

  2. Hello dear Shane..sorry you are feeling so poorly. As I recall you may have been thinking of the chamomile tea peter's mother gave him..which, quite frankly, I find rather vile..even though I have tried very hard to like it. Clearly it is reserved for rabbit 'flu only. Good old lemon & honey always seems attractive at such snotty times to me, sometimes with a slice or two of root ginger. I have found Comvita's propolis lozenges very helpful of more recently. Good for you sending on your charming recipe. I adore custard anythings really. These little treats look just divine, thank you. Take care of yourself, hope you are well soon. Much love Catherine x

  3. Hi Shane, sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well. We returned yesterday from our 10-day trip to Nepal. What an experience. Egg custard pie has always been one of my favorite desserts ever and these sound like they would be right up my alley. Sending well wishes your way! Hope you feel better soon. Hugs! Tammy

  4. These look very yummy! So sorry you've been unwell - take care of you.

  5. Oh, feel better Shane, take care of yourself. The tarts look so yummy. xox Corrine

  6. Bonjour Shane,
    I'm so sorry you've been feeling that bad flu bug. Feel better soon.

    Merci for this fabulous recipe.

    xo Rhonda

  7. Oh, goody! My husband LOVES anything Lemon, so these will be on the menu this week!

    Awww, the flu bug has hit you. Ech. I am sending you a hug and hope you're over it soon.



  8. I hope that you are feeling better as having the flu totally saps your energy.

    These tarts look divine and I have just printed the recipe... merci, mon amie!


  9. Thankyou for this great looking recipe-and wishes for you feeling ok again-

  10. Well, it is great recipe given by you, I really tried to make it at my home, Low carb diet does not allowed high foods in carbohydrate, especially white flour, sugar and starchy vegetables.
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  11. sure hope you're feeling much much better by now dear Shane!

    those tarts look nice of you to share the recipe too!

  12. I had to smile when I saw this post :-))
    There is a Portuguese coffee place in one of the local towns and "mother" makes these tarts.
    If you get there early in the morning, you might be in luck to be able to buy some. They are fantastic! DH sometimes manages to get some. I will make a note of your recipe:-)



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