We got a phone call from my in-laws yesterday inviting us to their house for a last-minute New Year's dinner Sun. night. I'm looking forward to it since they're putting together a Chinese hotpot spread. While there's a fair amount of prep w/ slicing and chopping and arranging, I love the communal eating experience of hotpot and the wonderfully-infused broth at the end.
When asked what we could contribute, my FIL firmly requested Chinese egg custard tarts. I've made many tarts and custardy desserts, so don't think it will be hard to make so long as I have a solid recipe. I'm looking for an authentic recipe to replicate the tarts we have at dim sum. I like a flaky pastry w/ a golden rich filling that's not too gelatinous.
An initial google search wasn't that successful (that's why I'm turning to you sage hounds), but the linked recipe seems in the ballpark. Just not sure if it's really authentic or eggy enough. I'd probably use shortening for lard since I have the former on hand. I will probably bake in my medium-sized muffin tins and would like to get at least 12 muffin-sized servings.
While I'd like to not disappoint the in-laws, I'll certainly take other recipes w/in the same category if you have something tried-and-true. Thanks for any help at this 11th hour!