Durian Tarts & A Little Giveaway
Hello Friends, Welcome to my new home. I’ve moved my whole blog Anncoo’s Hobby here and named as Anncoo Journal. You can still find all my previous recipes at the Category on the right sidebar. Hope you’ll like my new home and I assure you that more interesting recipes and handicrafts will be posted.
Durian season (click here) is now on it peaks and you can see them everywhere ~ at the roadside stalls, supermarkets and even in Hotels Buffet and High Tea. For my post today is Durian Tarts, it is love at first bite as you can feel the crust of the pastry shell and the softness of the durian filling in it. Mind you, only durian lovers can try this :p
Here is the recipe
125g Cold butter – cut to cubes
120g Icing sugar, sifted
1/4 tsp Durian essence (optional)
320g Plain flour – sifted
- Cream butter and icing until light and fluffy. Add in egg and mix well.
- Pour in flour and mix for few seconds, stop machine.
- Use a rubber spatula to fold the flour mixture into a soft dough.
- Put soft dough in a plastic bag and chill in the fridge for 30 mins or freezer for 20 mins.
- Divide the pastry into 15 small balls and evenly press into 15 tart moulds. If you find the pastry is too soft and sticky, just return it to the fridge to harden a little.
- Prick the bottom of the pastry with a fork to allow steam to escape as the shell bakes.
- Bake in preheated oven at 180C for 15 minutes or until lightly brown. Remove from oven and leave to cool.
300g Full cream milk
Boil water and sugar together till sugar dissolved, off heat and stir in full cream milk and leave to cool.
2 Egg yolks
120g Durian (blend fine)
- Add eggs and egg yolks to the milk liquid, gently stir well with a hand whisk and pass it through a sift.
- Add the blended durian into the liquid, mix well and pour the durian mixture into the tart shells.
- Bake in preheated oven at 165C for about 20-25 mins or until cooked.
To welcome all blogger friends and readers to my new site, I’m having a little giveaway ~ not one but two hook Bookmarks. Just leave a comment and you’re in. I’ll leave the entries open until 24 Aug and announce the two winners on 25 Aug. Good Luck!
I’ll be very happy you can be my follower too. If you’re already my follower in my old blog, please kindly switch it over here as I’m closing the old blog to private in few weeks’ time. Please also remember to update my blog link to yours. Thank you!
Love the recipe, ur new site n of course the giveaways…:)
Oohh… Those look delicious. 🙂 Great durian recipes!
I'm Asian and I love durian. I can't eat more than one fleshy seed of the fruit, though. But I love durian sweets like tarts, candies, jams, and ice cream. Any recipes for those? 🙂
I only know where to buy them but I want to be able to make them as well.
Thanks for sharing on the plastic sheets! If I happen to go the Jurong area (which is quite far from where I live), I will look out for it.
Hi Maria, Thank you very much, I'll follow you too.
Sanjana ~ Thank you.
Nat ~ So glad to see you back.
Katy ~ Thanks and how are you?
Food Lover ~ Thanks!
It looks great, and the bookmarks are really cute 🙂
I am thrilled beyond delight to see you again. Love your new blog and your yummies are better than ever! The Durian tarts are beautiful and look delicious. I have not heard of them before, but I just know I would enjoy them!
wow these tarts look delicious. Nice new home. I like the new blog 🙂
Great recipe 😀 Those book marks are just adorable, too. Very cute! I'll switch over to following this blog… Lovely new look!
Thanks for visiting my blog and I will definitely follow yours. Feel free to follow mine too ;o)
Katherine ~ Thank you very much ;))
Linda ~ Welcome to my blog and thanks for the following.
Suma ~ Thanks and how are you?
Great to see your new space Ann!! I must say I envy you guys for all these yummilicious things, Durian and all:-)). I must add Singapore to my list of baking-shopping-fantasy-must-visit places list:-))
I have never seen bookmarks so so pretty and ornamental.. Fabulous giveaway!! Following you and your sensational cakes and bakes!!
I just signed up to follow your blog! I am looking forward to reading your posts.
Wei, please take a look at Angie's blog, she made this too.
no wonder mine is like pastry and filling not even and i have a lot of filling left over): thank you!
Hi Wei, you must press the pastry evenly in the molds not too thick because after baked the pastry will puff a little, this is also the reason why poking holes in the pastry.
hello:) after baking the pastry, is yours like thick pastry and little filling? yours look really nice. and why must poke holes at the bottom? thank you!
I'm so glad to see you again and am following your beautiful new blog.
The bookmarks are gorgeous, they have so much "bling". =)
Thank Gera 😉
Anonymous ~ You can follow all the steps in my recipe except putting the tart shells in the oven. Store it in freezer for few days and bake straight from freezer for 20 mins before adding the durian filling or custard filling into it.
(I'm afraid that you keep the dough in the fridge for too long, the dough will dries up and cracks easily when kneading)
hi(: i would like to ask you, can i knead the dough for the crust like 2 days beforehand and fridge it? 2 days later when i knead it for baking, will it not taste nice? thank you!
Congrats for your new home that I know all the problems you've had with the comments in the old one. Good luck! ……..And wonderful tart shells 🙂
Hello Friends, Thank you ALL to come to my new home.
Hi Min, Thank you very much.
Clare ~ Thanks! So sweet of you ;))
Blackswan ~ Thank you so much for coming here.
Keats ~ hahaa… nice comment.
Thank you Claudia!
Shandy ~ I am happy to see you too.
Thank you Smiley, nice to meet you.
Xiaolu ~ Thank you.
Swee San ~ Thanks, hope you're one of the lucky winner.
Sze Sze ~ Next when you're, will make this for you ;DD
Wendy ~ 嘻嘻。。。谢谢你的到来。
Thank you Ivon.
Sonia ~ Thank you very much. No problem, I did not really do the template but only few changes here and there.
Fimere ~ Thank you dear ~
Sarah ~ Thanks!
Quinn ~ Yes, I stored the durian tarts in a box and put it in fridge for few days and its really taste better as you've said.
Wendy ~ Thank you for your compliment.
Durian tarts sold at bakeries tend to take on a dirty yellow look, but yours look golden and good.
I'm sure they taste fabulous.
Congrats on the new home. Durian is such an acquired taste and so versatile. I bet the durian tart taste better the following day!
Congratulations on your new place~~!!! ^__^
Congratulations on your lovely new home! Durian is my husband's favourite – he would definitely love these tarts!
Adorable bookmarks – never seen those before. Great giveaway idea 🙂
congrats dear …ur new space is very beautiful ….these tarts a simply awesome …ur give away gifts r very cute 🙂 i wish i can win it ….lol..
Congrats on your new site..Though I'm not a fan of durian this looks wonderful :-)And a nice giveaway..
I'm following this blog now 😀
Congrats on your new homw. Durian tart looks delicious. I love the new looks of blog. I am following you.
I have yet to try Durian! Love the looks of your new site.
Good luck with the new blog. Great look. Good luck with your giveaway as well.
The durian tarts look amazing! Love the styling too!
Nice new home!!
tarts looks so delicious..and wonderful give away too!!
toutes mes félicitations pour ton nouveaux blog et c'est avec plaisir que nous y viendrons
tes petites tartelettes sont magnifiques et très gourmandes comme je les aime
am i too late !! hahaha..Congratulations, your new house is pretty, next time teach me how to do this nice template ya. I will immediate put your new blog in my blog list. Wor, the durian tart look delicious.
Super blog !!!
What a pretty durian tart :DDDDD Mmmmmm….
L like during very very much…Mmmmmmm, thumb up, good!
the handbag bookmark is so cute!! hehe congrats on the new site, it looks good.. 🙂
The new site looks very nice! I'm actually a rare person who doesn't love or hate durian. I like the taste, but the smell (and living in America) keeps me from eating it too often. I may just have to seek it out at the Asian grocery to give these tarts a try though.
The durian tarts are very unique and look delicious! Congrats on your new site!
Congrats on your new home. The tarts looks great. Happy to follow you here.
Congrats on ur NEW home,9s (",),I love read ur blog,follow U always,stay happy!!
I am sooo happy to see you again! Love your new blog site; gorgeous! Those tarts looks so tasty and cheerful. I have never heard of durian so I can see there will be researching in my near future; HUGS Anncoo!
Anncoo, your new home is gorgeous and welcoming – as are those luscious tarts. I am trying to "follow" and the button is mad at me. Will try later. Congrats on the new blog! Love the idea of the journal.
I love your new site…and these tarts are glorious 🙂
Yum.. tarts looks great! Congratulations on your new blog home 🙂
A yummy durian egg tart!Those stalls selling durians should be doing roaring business. LOL
Congrats to your new blog, Anncoo! I came over immediately when you left a msg @ Luxury Indulgence but there're already 98 comments. Wow!
These durian tarts look real good & the bookmarks are lovely. Your new blog's neat & easy to follow. Love it!
Looking fwd to sharing! Good luck to all on the draw 🙂
I love your new place, so neat and tidy! I've never heard of a durian egg tart but baby they look amazingly delicious!
God bless ya and have a fun, fun day sweetie!!! :o)