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Cheese Tarts – SG Food Trends 2016

Cheese TartsCheese Tarts are taking over Singapore and everyone is crazy about it. 

Cheese TartsIt started with a Japanese bakery, BAKE which made Singaporeans queued for almost 2 hours on the first-day opening to get these babies.

Now, you could get these Cheese Tarts almost anywhere in Singapore. Most bakeries have adopted their take on these tarts.

 Cheese Tarts

Feeling fancy to make some at home? Try my Cheese Tarts recipe! It is actually very simple. These Cheese Tarts are to die for! And they tasted best when it’s warm, so make sure to reheat it in a toaster oven before you serve!

Cheese Tarts in box

Great for parties too. Easy to transport. Love it!

Cheese Tarts
Serves 24
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Ingredients
  1. one crust recipe from Fruit Tart
  2. 185g cream cheese
  3. 185 grams of yogurt
  4. 40 grams salted butter
  5. 185ml fresh milk
  6. 45g caster sugar
  7. 4 tsp corn starch, depending on consistency desired
  8. 1 egg
  9. 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  10. 1 egg yolk + milk mixture for brushing on top of custard
Instructions
  1. In a double boiler, melt together cream cheese, milk, yogurt, vanilla extract, sugar, and butter until combined. (In this case I am using my own Natural Sweetener Gavia, which is made from stevia)
  2. Crack in an egg and stir in cornstarch. Whisk continuously until the mixture starts to thicken.
  3. Remove from the double boiler and strain the cheese mixture through a sift.
  4. Cover the cheese mixture with a cling firm touching.
  5. Let it cool while you make your crust.
  6. Using my fruit tart recipe, mold the dough into 24 mini tartlets.
  7. Prick the bottom of the crust with a fork.
  8. Bake it in a preheated oven at 180C for 8 to 10 minutes.
  9. Once baked, let it cool and increase oven temperature to 230C.
  10. Pipe out the filling using a piping bag.
  11. Brush the cheese tartlets with egg wash
  12. Transfer back to the preheated oven and let it roast for about 5 to 8 minutes.
  13. Let it cool and serve warm.
  14. Cheese tart taste best when it is warm. Simply reheat it in a toaster for 5 minutes.
Notes
  1. Make 24 mini tarts or 12 standard size tarts.
  2. Recipe used for crust: http://thezonghan.com/fruit-tart/
TheZongHan http://thezonghan.com/

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