Thursday, September 22, 2011

German Style Cheese Pudding Tart (德式乳酪布丁塔)

My kids love tarts, especially my elder daughter. Whenever we are at bakery stores (yes, I still buy bread and pastry even though I bake so often), she would choose tarts over bread or buns. So that is why I am always on the look out for good delicious tarts that are not too hard to whip up. Just over the weekend, I had some free time (thanks to my husband) and found a good one from Carol's site. It's call 德式乳酪布丁塔, loosely translate as German style Cheese Pudding Tarts.
This recipe incorporates both Parmesan and Cheddar Cheese into it, so it has a nice evident cheese taste in it, just right and not overpowering at all. I love it very much and so are my kids. In fact this is the first time I have this kind of sweet and savory taste tart, really delicious and unique. :))
These tarts have this distinct char look on the top of the cheese custard surface. However I am no fan of charred food, so I try to minimize the charring, lol! I will post my version of the recipe since I did make some modifications to it. But if you are interested in the original recipe and need to see more detail pictorial steps, pls refer back to Carol's site.

Ingredients for German Style Cheese Custard Tarts (makes about 4 or 5)
100g cake flour
30g confectioner's sugar
50g cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
1 tbsp grated Parmesan Cheese
1 large egg yolk (Original calls for 2, one was suffice for mine)
1/4 tsp salt
  • In a large mixing bowl. sift the cake flour and confectioner's sugar in. Add in the Parmesan Cheese and salt and mix in. Then knead in the cold cubed butter pieces using your fingertips until it resembles breadcrumbs.
  • Lastly add in the egg yolk and knead till everything comes together to form a soft pliable dough. Wrap in plastic and chill for 30mins before use.
  • In the meantime, grease and dust with cake flour the tart shells and set aside.
  • After 30 minutes, remove the chilled dough and divide it equally into 5 portions (4 if bigger tarts). Then press the dough portions into the prepared tart shells. Then chill in fridge until needed.
Cheese Custard Filling:

80ml fresh milk
2 slices of Kraft Cheddar Cheese
24g caster sugar
80ml dairy heavy cream
1 egg yolk + 1 whole egg
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
3 tbsp raisins soaked in warm water and drain after 10 minutes
  • In a heat proof sauce pot, add in the milk, sugar and tear in the cheddar cheese. Place over medium low heat and stir constantly till the cheese and sugar melts and well combined. Remove from heat.
  • In another bowl, beat the egg and egg yolk together and add in vanilla extract and the heavy cream and stir well.
  • Slowly add the egg mixture into the warm milk mixture and mix well till well combined.
  • Preheat oven to 180C.
  • In the pastry tarts, place about 4 to 5 raisins at the base. Then distribute the custard filling equally among the 4 or 5 tart shells to about 85 to 90%.
  • Bake the tarts in the preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes till the top is browned and doesn't wobble when shaken.
  • Remove from oven and let cool completely before unmolding. You can glaze the surface with some warm fruit jam.
The pastry is buttery and cheesy, I love it! The custard filling is sweet, savory and cheesy cream texture, yum yum! The raisins inside is like a sweet bonus. I will definitely make this again, and double the recipe. :)) Do try this out if you like cheese and tarts, its highly recommended!

Have a good weekend all! Cheers!


鲸鱼蓝蓝蓝 said...


ann low said...

So yummy! Can I have one for tomorrow morning breakfast?

Min said...

Wah, you are fast! I bookmarked this recipe too, but not yet have time to bake. Looks great :) Can't wait to find one day to bake this.

Lite Home Bake said...

The tarts look delish! The photo showing the raisins inside look so cute,like two sparkling little eyes :) The combination sounds interesting, hope to try it out someday.

WendyinKK said...

Looks a bit like Portuguese tarts.
Tarts are tedious to make, because of the shells.
But I don't mind eating tarts, kekeke.

CaThY said...

wow, I simply heart this! thanks for sharing! :)

Quay Po Cooks said...

I love tarts, somehow, I am not good at making custard. Your tart comes out beautiful and believe they must be tasty too. You must be very happy about your lovely bakes.

Yummy Bakes said...

Looks delicious.

Edith said...

kiving this one as my kiddos love cheeses. Thanks for sharing.

hanushi said...

Is this like Portuguese egg tarts? With cheese, I think it will really taste great and fabulous!

My Little Space said...

OoooBee, you made them look so seducing. I bet I can't stop at one! So, you better prepare more. haha....
Hope you're going to have a great weekend.

ReeseKitchen said...

WAH....very nice leh!! Must try, must try!! I hardly bake tarts, I should say I hardly bake for myself lately...hehe! (you know why la) But I just finished baking 2 small cakes for tomorrow's birthday celebrations!
Have a nice weekend...:)

lena said...

it does resembles a portugese tarts.Sounds great!i still go to bakeries to buy tarts too..cos hardly make tarts at home..hehe..

Anonymous said...

They look absolutely wonderful. And I won't even care if they go straight to my hips and thighs. Oh I'll have to try this recipe.

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Heehee, sure can 鲸鱼, I reserve 2 for you. :))

Ann, of course you can la, when you coming to have breakfast with me?

Heehee, Min, you just have to bake it right away, bookmarking it will take awhile to get to it. It's worth the time, really!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Welcome to my blog Lite home bake. :) Heehee, I didn't realize the raisins are sp symmetrically alinged! Hahaha, ya like biddy little eyes! :D

Hey Wendy, I find making tarts one of the more easier things to bake. Plus my kiddos love e flaky crust, so it's really worth baking them . :))

Cathy, it's really yum, try it ya!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Thanks for dropping by Quay Po! Heehee, no la, still abit unsatisfied with the cheese custard too, doesn't seem like very smooth, but surprisingly the smooth tasting!

Thanks yummy bakes!

You are welcome Edith! Yes, I'm so sure your kiddos will love this!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Hi hanushi, actually I think Portuguese tarts has those layering rally tart shells, but this one is buttery cheese, so kind of different. I'd I choose, I like this one better, heehee.

Thanks Kristy! Hahaha, ok ok, will double up the recipe next time and invite you over ya?

Dear Reese, I know you've been busy lately...and not baking much huh? But baking is secondary la, take it as an enjoyment.

Thanks Lena! Actually my kids always only want egg tarts egg tarts at those bakeries which I don't think it taste very good too. I'm actually trying to bake the tarts as often so ey won't fall back to eating those store bought ones, hee. :D

Unknown said...

这个塔看起来很诱人咧,找一天我也要尝试,不过这次我要用 muffin tray来烘烤了,因为比较深,内馅可以吃得比较爽。。哈哈哈

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

with a cup of tea, must be very good!

Jo said...

Yummy, the tarts look really delicious. At a glance they do look like Portugese egg tarts!

Swee San @ The Sweet Spot said...

It sounds a little like quiche with cheese in it. But looks like Portuguese Egg tart as well.. Must be yummm...