Thursday, 24 June 2010

Day 3

Whenever I was asked what cake I would like from the cake shop as a child, I always replied Custard Tart please......... They are quite easy to make too, although I have never attempted to make individual ones but I make large ones!

half packet bought Shortcrust/Sweet pastry pastry
(I use JusRol all the time!)
2 large eggs
freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 pint milk
2 oz sugar
Roll out the pastry and line the lid of a casserole dish or a flan tin.
Whisk the eggs with the sugar.
Warm the milk and pour it in a continuous stream on to the eggs, whisking all the time.
Pour into the pastry case and sprinkle the top with grated nutmeg.
Bake in the centre of the oven at
220 degreesC, 425 degreesF, Gas mark 7
for 10 minutes
then reduce the heat to
180 degrees C, 350 degrees F, Gas mark 4,
bake for a further 20 – 25 minutes until the custard is set.
Eat warm or cold.


  1. That tart looks absolutely delicious! Really enjoyed reading your blog. I'm now your latest follower!

  2. I love a custard tart! I haven't eaten one for years. I think I will be giving your recipe a go sometime but not when it is soooooo hot in the kitchen! x

  3. Yum, I like large ones, you get a better custard:pastry ratio, lol. Have never made my own though. Think I will now.

  4. Mmmmmmm, egg custard tarts are one of my favourite cakes too.
    Yours look yummy, thanks for sharing.
    Luv Sophie xxx

  5. This is one of George's favourite treats! I love the nutmeg on the top! That is the best bit for me! Suzie xxx

  6. I'm not sure about egg custard tarts....I would like to like them but can't work out if I do!!!! Yours looks lovely :)

  7. I adore them! And the bigger the better!

  8. Ooh, my grandma used to make these, I haven't had home baked custart tart for years! I may well just be tempted too now thank you!


  9. Oh that does bring back memories of my childhood. Don't think I've had a custard tart since then either. Thanks for the recipe. I might just give it a go.

  10. Thanks for sharing!
    My little ones will love this recipe! I`m sure of it!


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