Hongkong Style Egg Tarts

Filipino Style Recipe: One of the most popular pastries when you go to Hongkong is their egg tarts. And who would have though that this is very easy to prepare? The tarts were a huge hit when I brought some to my officemates.

Makes 24 tarts

Ingredients:
For the Tart Shell:
3 cups alls purpose flour
1 cup confectioners sugar
1 cup butter, cold
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Filling:
1 1/2 cups water
2/3 cup white sugar
8 eggs, beaten
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoon calamansi juice
1 cup milk

Procedures:
1. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour and confectioner’s sugar. Fold in the butter using a fork until mixture forms small crumbs. Stir in the egg and vanilla extract and mix until it forms a dough. If the mixture feels greasy, add some flour. Scoop around 2 tablespoon on the dough, form into flat ball and press into tart molds so that it covers the bottom and the sides.

2. In a saucepan, combine water and sugar and boil until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and let it cool to room temperature. Strain the eggs into the sugar mixture and whisk. Add the milk and vanilla and whisk again.

3. Strain the egg mixture into the prepared tart shells. This will avoid having bubbles on the tart.

4. Bake in preheated oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit or until the shells are golden brown and the filling is set.

No Bake Egg Pie

Filipino Style Recipe: No bake egg pie is another delicious pastry similar to Filipino custard pie. This dish has a simple procedure and doesn’t required to use oven. The pie crust was made of crushed graham and butter while the filling was mixed with gelatin to firm. The top layer was made of caramelize sugar then spread evenly to the top of our custard pie.

Estimated time of preparation: 10-15 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 30-40 minutes

Ingredients:
Crust:
1 pack crushed graham
a block of butter, cut into small pieces

Filling:
1 big can condensed milk
1 cup fresh cream milk or evaporated milk
4 raw eggs, beaten
1 cup cornstarch
1 teaspoon vanilla essence(optional)
1 teaspoon jelly powder

Sugar Glaze:
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 cup water

Procedures:
Part 1(Crust)
1. In a mixing bowl, combine crushed graham and butter then mix well until moist and clay-like consistency. Add more butter necessary.
2. In a molding plate, spread and press down the crust mixture up to 1/2 inch thick then refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Part 2(Filling)
1. In a large bowl, combine filling ingredients except gelatin powder then mix until well blended.
2. In a pan, pour filling mixture then add gelatin powder.
3. Simmer in a low heat while keep stirring until becomes really thick.
4. Pour and spread evenly the filling into the crust.

Part 3(Topping)
1. In a pan, dissolved sugar in water then simmer in a low heat until caramelize.
2. Pour and spread evenly the sugar mixture on top of filling. Refrigerate before serving.

Notes:
1. You may also add toppings to our egg pie like crushed graham or crushed Oreo cookies.

Pork and Egg Menudo

Filipino Style Recipe: pork and egg menudo is another simple yet delicious tomato-based pork dish. The pork marinated and cooked in tomato sauce together with sweet peas, bell pepper and hard-boiled eggs.

Estimated time of preparation: 10-12 minutes(plus marinating time)
Estimated time of cooking: 30-40 minutes
Good for 3-4 persons

Ingredients:
3/4 kilo pork, cut into cubes
10 pieces quail eggs
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1 green or red bell pepper, diced
1/4 cup sweet peas
2 cups tomato sauce
1/2 piece lemon or 4 pieces calamansi
4 tablespoons soy sauce
3 tablespoons cooking oil
1 cup water
brown sugar, salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large bowl, marinate pork in calamansi juice and soy sauce for an hour. Set aside.
2. In a pot, boil water then cook quail eggs for 15 minutes. Drain and let it cool then remove shells and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a large pot, heat cooking oil then saute garlic and onion.
2. Add marinated pork and water, simmer for 15 minutes.
3. Add tomato sauce then simmer for 10 minutes until pork is tender.
4. Add sweet peas, bell pepper, and hard-boiled quail eggs then simmer for another 5 minutes. Stir occasionally.
5. Season with brown sugar, salt and pepper according to taste.
6. Remove from heat, Serve hot!

Sarciadong Ampalaya

Filipino Style Recipe: Sarciadong ampalaya or bitter gourd sarciado is another healthy yet affordable dish. The bitter gourd sauteed with ground pork then cooked and simmered with tomatoes and beaten eggs.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes(plus soaking time)
Estimated time of cooking: 15-20 minutes
Good for 4-6 servings

Ingredients:
2 bitter gourd(ampalaya), seeded and sliced thinly
3 medium-sized tomatoes, diced
2 pieces eggs, beaten
1 medium onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup water
250 grams ground pork(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Rub bitter gourd with salt and leave for 10 minutes then squeeze until the juice comes out. Rinse, drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil and saute garlic, onion and tomatoes.
2. Add ground pork and cook until brown.
3. Add water and bring to boil then add bitter gourd. Cover and simmer for 3 minutes.
4. Add beaten eggs then stir cook until eggs are firm.
5. Season with salt and pepper according to taste. Remove from heat and serve hot!

Egg Sandwich Spread

Filipino Style Recipe: Egg sandwich spread is a very simple and easy to prepare spread that consists of chopped hard-boiled eggs, mayonnaise, onion, salt and pepper then mix until well blended. This is commonly spread into bread together with tomatoes and lettuce.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 20 minutes
Good for 5-6 servings

Ingredients:
3 eggs
4 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 small onion, finely chopped
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pot, put eggs then pour enough water then bring to boil for 2 minutes.
2. Turn off the heat then cover with lid for 10 minutes.
3. Remove the eggs then rinse with water until cooled. Remove shell.

Part 2
1. In a bowl, chop or grate the hard-boiled eggs.
2. Add onions, mayonnaise, salt and pepper then mix until well blended.
3. Spread egg mixture into loaf bread and serve. You can also add tomatoes and lettuce into the sandwich.

Longganisa Rice Omelet

Filipino Style Recipe: longganisa rice omelet or omelette is another easy yet delicious breakfast recipe. This is another variety of omelet dish that consists of beaten eggs, and leftover longganisa(Filipino sausage) mixed and cooked with carrots and rice. This is a complete meal that usually serve during breakfast.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 10-15 minutes
Good for 2 servings

Ingredients:
4 eggs, beaten
2-3 pieces longganisa(fried/leftover)
2 cups rice(leftover)
1 small carrot
1 onion, chopped
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
2-3 tablespoons soy sauce or liquid seasoning
1 tablespoon cooking oil
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon chopped spring onions(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs and spring onions together until frothy. Set aside.
2. Chop carrots and longganisa into small pieces. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil then saute onions until soft.
2. Add carrots and longganisa then stir cook for 3 minutes.
3. Add rice, soy sauce, salt and pepper then continue stirring for another 2 minutes.
4. Remove from the pan and set aside.

Part 3
1. In a same pan, melt butter in a low heat then pour egg mixture.
2. Cook until slightly set then top rice mixture.
3. Continue cooking until bottom is fully set then gently fold omelet over.
4. Drain and paper towel then transfer into serving plate then serve.

Corned Beef Omelet

Filipino Style Recipe: corned beef omelet or omelette is another easy yet delicious breakfast recipe. This is another variety of omelet dish that consists of beaten eggs, and corned beef then cooked until set. Then usually serve during breakfast with fried rice.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 10-15 minutes
Good for 1 servings

Ingredients:
4 eggs, beaten
1 can(150 grams) corned beef
1 onion, chopped
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 tablespoon cooking oil
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper

1/4 cup evaporated milk(optional)
1/2 cup cheese, grated(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs, milk and ground pepper together until frothy. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a nonstick pan, heat oil then saute onions until soft.
2. Add corned beef and cook for 3 minutes then transfer into bowl. Set aside.
3. Add half of corned beef into egg mixture then mix well.

Part 3
1. In a same pan, melt butter in a low heat then pour egg mixture.
2. Cook until slightly set then top the remaining corned beef and grated cheese.
3. Continue cooking until bottom is golden then gently fold omelet over.
4. Slide omelet into serving plate then serve with hot sauce.

Tuna and Mushroom Omelet

Filipino Style Recipe: Tuna and mushroom omelet or omelette is an easy yet delicious breakfast recipe. It is consists of beaten eggs, tuna flakes and mushrooms then cooked until set. Then usually serve during breakfast with fried rice.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 10-20 minutes
Good for 1 servings

Ingredients:
4 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 can(115 grams) mushrooms, pieces and stems
1 can(155 grams) tuna flakes(spicy/oil), drained
1 onion, chopped
2 tomatoes, diced
salt and ground pepper to taste
1/2 cup cheese, grated

1/4 cup evaporated milk(optional)
1 tablespoon parsley, chopped(optional for garnishing)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, beat the eggs and milk together until frothy then season with salt and ground pepper. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a nonstick frying pan, heat butter over medium heat.
2. Saute onions, mushrooms and tomatoes for 3 minutes or until soft.
3. Add tuna flakes and ground pepper, continue sauteing for another 3 minutes. Strain and set aside.

Part 3
1. In a same pan, add butter, half of tuna-mushroom mix then pour half of egg mixture.
2. Sprinkle with grated cheese then cook until bottom is golden.
3. Gently fold omelet over then carefully slide omelette onto a serving plate.
4. Garnish with parsley then serve with hot sauce!

Tips:
1. You may include bell peppers and zucchini sliced thinly in omelette filling.

Egg White Leche Flan

Filipino Style Recipe: how to make egg white leche flan dessert? Egg white leche flan is similar to usual leche flan but instead of egg yolk we will use egg white. First we have to dissolve and caramelize the brown sugar in a molds then pour the white egg mixture then cook in a steamer until firm.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 60 minutes. Good for 4- 5 llanera aluminum molds.

Ingredients:
10 egg whites(puti ng itlog)
1 can(390 grams) evaporated milk
1 can(390 grams) fat free condensed milk
2 teaspoons calamansi juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract(optional)
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup water

Utensils:
4-5 Llanera aluminum molds
Steamer
Strainer
Whisk

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a sauce pan, dissolve brown sugar with water over low heat until golden brown. Swirl gently.
2. Pour the syrup in the aluminum molds then spread evenly.

Part 2
1. In a mixing bowl, combine the other ingredients then whisk well.
2. Strain and pour the mixture on top of the syrup for about 1 to 1 1/4 inch thick.
3. Cover with aluminum foil then steam in medium heat for about 40-45 minutes.
4. Remove the molds and let it cool at room temperature then refrigerate for several hours before serving.

Tips:
1. To remove the leche flan from mold, run a thin knife around the edges of the mold to loosen the leche flan. Place a platter on top of the mold and quickly turn upside down to position the golden brown caramel on top.
2. Leche flan is cooked by inserting a knife in the center comes out clean.

Brazo de Mercedes

Filipino Style Recipe: Brazo de Mercedes is another popular Filipino dessert or snack that is mostly available in bakeries. Brazo de Mercedes is a rolled cake filled with custard made of egg yolks and condensed milk. This is usually served in any occasion specially during holidays.

Estimated time of preparation: 15-20 minutes
Estimated time of baking: 20 minutes

Ingredients:
Meringue:
8 egg whites
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
3/4 cup white refined sugar
3 tablespoons confectioners sugar

Filling:
8 egg yolks
1 tsp vanilla extract
1-1/4 cups condensed milk

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a electric mixer or mixing bowl, combine eggs and cream of tartar until soft.
2. Gradually add sugar while mixing then continue stirring until well blended.
3. In a large baking pan, lined a wax paper then grease with butter.
4. Spread the mixture evenly then bake over 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 20 minutes or until medium brown. Set aside and Let it cool.

Part 2
1. In a pan, combine condensed milk, vanilla extract and egg yolk in a low heat. Keep stirring until thickens.
2. Sprinkle the top of meringue with confectioners sugar then top with wax paper.
3. Flip the meringue then spread the filling on top.
4. Roll the meringue into a log. Transfer into serving pan then slice and serve.