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This popular and delicious Portuguese milk tarts recipe (receita de queijadas de leite) is easy and quick to make.
Preparation time:
5 min
Cooking Time:
45 min
Ready In:
50 min
Level of Difficulty:
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Portuguese Milk Tarts Recipe

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Posted in: Snack Recipes
Tue, Jun 22, 2021
4 out of 5 with 326 ratings
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3 and 1/2 cups of sugar1/2 cup of unsalted butter4 eggs 1 and 1/2 cups of flour1 liter of milk (1000 ml)
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  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C or 350°F.
  2. Grease the individual molds.
  3. Beat the sugar and butter until lightly creamy, add the eggs, then the flour, the milk and mix everything well.
  4. Pour into the molds.
  5. Bake until golden (about 45 minutes).
  6. Unmold while they are still warm.
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Geraldine - 2 Months ago
What four ? Self raising or plain?

Plain (all-purpose).
2 Months ago (+0) (-0)
Kathy - 7 Months ago
Never made these before so hoping for a bit of guidance. Should I use a cupcake pan? 12 cakes size. Does the recipe make only 8 tarts as servings suggests?

Actually Kathy, you will probably need a couple of those cupcake pans, this recipe makes about 20 tarts.
7 Months ago (+0) (-0)
Fatima - 1 Year ago
Hi! There, Thank you for sharing your recipes!! A question for the milk tarts recipe? Can we add pure vanilla extract or vanilla bean to this recipe?

Yes, of course Fatima. You should always tweak a recipe to your taste, enjoy.
1 Year ago (+1) (-1)
Melissa - 1 Year ago
My family's favorite. I've made these many times. I cannot go to my brothers place without them. They also freeze well.


Great to hear Melissa, thank you.

1 Year ago (+1) (-0)
Sandra - 1 Year ago
Which butter do you use? Can it be salted butter

Unsalted Sandra, I will update the recipe.
1 Year ago (+1) (-0)

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