Hong Kong Recipes


Hong Kong Style Egg Tarts

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Directions

In a medium bowl, mix together the confectioners' sugar and flour. Mix in butter with a fork until it is in small crumbs. Stir in the egg and vanilla until the mixture forms a dough. The texture should be slightly moist. Add more butter if it is too dry, or more flour, if the dough seems greasy. Shape dough into 1 1/2 inch balls, and press the balls into tart molds so that it covers the bottom, and goes up higher than the sides. Use 2 fingers to shape the edge into an A shape.

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Combine the white sugar and water in a medium saucepan, and bring to a boil. Cook until the sugar is dissolved, remove from heat and cool to room temperature. Strain the eggs through a sieve, and whisk into the sugar mixture. Stir in the evaporated milk and vanilla. Strain the filling through a sieve, and fill the tart shells.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown, and the filling is puffed up a little bit.

PREP: 25 mins

COOK: 20 mins

READY IN: 45 mins


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Footnotes

Whole milk will work as a substitute for evaporated milk.

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Ingredients       

Original recipe makes 12 tarts

   1 cup confectioners' sugar

3 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup butter

   1 egg, beaten

   1 dash vanilla extract

   2/3 cup white sugar

   1 1/2 cups water

9 eggs, beaten

1 dash vanilla extract

1 cup evaporated milk


Hong Kong Style - Honey Milk Tea 


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Directions

Steep the tea bags in hot water until the color turns dark red, about 3 to 5 minutes. Discard the tea bags and let the tea cool.

Combine the ice cubes, sweetened condensed milk, and honey in a glass or cocktail shaker. Pour in the tea and mix well. (If the tea is still warm, the ice may melt; add more ice if desired.) A strong, flavorful milk tea is ready for you to enjoy.

PREP: 5 mins

READY IN: 15 mins


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Footnotes

A good strong-flavored tea is the key to making good milk tea. Add more honey to taste if you like a sweeter tea. If you have a martini shaker, you may use it to mix the milk tea.

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Ingredients   

Original recipe makes 1 drink

2 orange pekoe tea bags

1 cup boiling water

5 ice cubes

4 teaspoons sweetened condensed milk

3 teaspoons honey


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