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Professional baker, 19, shares his secret recipe for Portuguese custard tarts

How to make the BEST Portuguese custard tarts in your own kitchen: Baker, 19, reveals his secret recipe using only eight ingredients

  • Australian baker Morgan Hipworth has revealed how to make Portuguese tarts 
  • The 19-year-old shared a demonstrative video on TikTok which has gone viral 
  • Morgan only used eight ingredients and cooked the tarts for ten minutes 

A 19-year-old Australian baker has unveiled his recipe to make the perfect Portuguese custard tarts at home with ease.

Morgan Hipworth, founder of the Melbourne business Bistro Morgan Bakehouse, posted a concise video on TikTok demonstrating exactly how to make the tasty dessert.

The puff pastry was perfectly golden and crunchy on the outside while the inside had a soft, sweet custard filling.

The puff pastry was perfectly golden and crunchy on the outside while the inside had a soft, sweet custard filling

Morgan Hipworth, founder of the Melbourne business Bistro Morgan Bakehouse, posted a concise video on TikTok demonstrating exactly how to make the tasty dessert 

The teenage baker used eight ingredients – milk, cream, eggs, sugar, flour, vanilla bean, puff pastry and cinnamon sugar.

Morgan began by adding the milk, cream and vanilla bean into a saucepan to a boil.

In a separate bowl he mixed together the eggs, flour and sugar, then slowly added the milk mixture before straining.

‘Return your custard to the heat, and cook until it thickens,’ Morgan said in the video.

Morgan began by adding the milk, cream and vanilla bean into a saucepan to a boil

In a separate bowl he mixed together the eggs, flour and sugar, then slowly added the milk mixture before straining

Morgan began by adding the milk, cream and vanilla bean into a saucepan to a boil. In a separate bowl he mixed together the eggs, flour and sugar, then slowly added the milk mixture before straining 

While the custard was on the stove, he prepared the tart shell by using store-bought puff pastry

He dusted cinnamon sugar on top for added sweetness

While the custard was on the stove, he prepared the tart shell by using store-bought puff pastry and cinnamon sugar dusted on top 

While the custard was on the stove, he prepared the tart shell by using store-bought puff pastry.

‘Grab your puff pastry, now you can either make your own or you could be lazy like me and use store-bought,’ she said.

He sprinkled the cinnamon sugar onto the puff pastry sheet, then rolled it up on top of itself and chopped into even pieces.

The pastry was then rolled into disk shapes and placed into a greased muffin tin. 

Morgan then rolled it up on top of itself and chopped into even pieces

The pastry was then rolled into a disk shape and placed into a greased muffin tin

Morgan then rolled it up on top of itself and chopped into even pieces. The pastry was then rolled into a disk shape and placed into a greased muffin tin 

Two tablespoons of the custard was scooped into each pastry cup then baked at 240 degrees Celsius for ten minutes

The baking video has since gone viral and been viewed more than 269,000 times

Two tablespoons of the custard was scooped into each pastry cup then baked at 240 degrees Celsius for ten minutes

Two tablespoons of the custard was scooped into each pastry cup then baked at 240 degrees Celsius for ten minutes.

‘Boom! Look at these bad boys, dig in and enjoy,’ Morgan said.

The baking video has since gone viral and been viewed more than 269,000 times – which is a common occurrence for Morgan’s online content. 

‘Yummm! I love Portuguese tarts!’ one TikTok user wrote.

‘These are my favourites! Need to try the pastry with cinnamon sugar,’ another said.

A third added: ‘I want to try make these for Christmas.’ 

How to make Portuguese custard tarts at home 

INGREDIENTS 

  • 250g milk
  • 250g cream
  • 100g sugar
  • 30g flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped
  • 1 sheet puff pastry
  • 1 tsbp cinnamon sugar

METHOD 

In a saucepan, combine the milk, cream, vanilla bean and bring to a boil

In a bowl, mix together the eggs, flour and sugar

Slowly add the milk mixture into the bowl then strain

Return the custard to the saucepan and cook until the mixture thickens

While the mixture is on the stove, lay out the puff pastry and sprinkle the cinnamon sugar on top

Roll the pastry on top of itself and slice into even pieces of a few centimetres in thickness

Roll out the pastry into disk shapes then place into a greased muffin tin

Add in two tablespoons of the custard and cook in the oven at 240 degrees Celsius for ten minutes

Source: Morgan Hipworth/TikTok 

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