Co-hosted by Sara from I like to Cook and Ruth of Once upon a Feast, the theme for this month's Weekend Cookbook Challenge was a Foreign Dish - or food from a culture that is not your own.
I found the answer in one of my more recent cookbooks, Flavours of Portugal (Sabores de Portugal) by Tania Gomes. Quite an interesting book, written in English and Portuguese, it's focus in on traditional Portuguese recipes.
With many tempting dishes, all new to me, I fell in lust with these simple and unpretentious tartlets and knew they were the ones for me.
Queijadas (Egg Custard Tartlets)
350 grams sugar
100 grams plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
butter, for greasing
Sift the plain flour with the baking powder.
Use either a food processor or mixer, place the eggs and sugar into the bowl and beat until well combined.
Add in the sifted flour and vanilla extract and continue beating until smooth.
Add the milk, half a cup at a time, mixing well between additions. You will end up with quite a runny mixture. That is normal.
I used a shallow muffin tin lined with greased paper cases. You can use silicon moulds instead.
Pour the mix into the greased cases, filling almost to the top.
Bake at 180°C/350°F for approximately 20 minutes or until the cakes are golden and cooked through. They will be quite puffy when hot but will deflate somewhat as they cool.
They can be eaten warm or cold.
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