A Tasty and Easy to Make Egg Dessert – Steamed Eggs with Milk

Egg is always one of my favorite ingredients because of its ductility. You can use eggs to make an individual dish or use it together with other ingredients to create a more rich dish. You can always find recipes with eggs as the main character in both the entree and dessert section. Egg is just one of the most amazing ingredients that you can simply do anything with it and the result seldom goes wrong.

In this post, I am going to introduce a tasty and easy to make egg dessert which is a pretty well-known dessert among the Chinese. The dessert is Steamed Eggs with Milk and is known for its soft and smooth texture. So here is the recipe:

Steamed Eggs with Milk (For about 2 people)

Recipe adapted from Christine’s Recipes


2 Eggs

30g White caster sugar (You can adjust the amount used according to your own taste.)

250 ml Milk


Step 1: Beat the eggs to a consistency similar to what would be used for an omelet. Warm up the milk a bit in the microwave oven without boiling it.

Step 2: First, pour the warm milk into the beaten eggs. Then add in sugar and use a spoon/ fork to mix the mixture well.

Step 3: Pour the egg mixture into a container(s) (This depends on the number of servings you want.) that can be used for steaming. Use a spoon to remove the foam on the surface of the egg mixture.

Step 3: Cover the mixture with a foil or the lid if your container has one. Steamed it for about 12 minutes in a wok (or a pot with a depth that can hold your container inside it) with the lid on. Lift up the lid every 4 minutes to release some steam. Then done!

Little notes:

  1. Removing the foam on the surface of the egg mixture and covering it with a foil/ lid during stream are tricks to help your steamed egg to have a smooth surface when it is done. So don’t forget to do them!
  2. The steaming time is just a suggestion as the material of the container may affect the cooking time. For the first time you make this, you can open the foil/ lid once in a while to check out the actual condition of the egg and adjust the cooking time. The dessert is done when it becomes solid and looks soft and smooth.

Most people would like to have this dessert served hot and thinks it tastes better this way. Personally I think it tastes good in both hot and cold. Eat it right after it’s done if you prefer hot and let it chill in the fridge for a couple hours if you prefer cold. Let me know which one you prefer! Enjoy!


One thought on “A Tasty and Easy to Make Egg Dessert – Steamed Eggs with Milk

  1. I love the way you talk about the ‘ductility’ of eggs. For me, its a new way to look at eggs – and to appreciate their uniqueness.

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