Our tasty Pasteis de Nata recipe.

These egg custard pastries have been around for over 200 years! Why? Because they are delicious! 

Here is a quick and simple recipe to bake this wonderful Portuguese custard tarts in the comfort of your own home...

You will need the following ingredients for our Pasteis de Nata recipe:
1 large egg
2 large egg yolks 
115 grams golden caster sugar
2 tablespoons cornflour
400 milliliters full fat milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 sheet ready-rolled puff pastry

The process…

1. Lightly grease a 12 place baking tin and preheat the oven to 200C/180C fan/Gas 6.

2. Put egg, yolks, sugar & cornflour in a small saucepan and mix well together. Gradually add the milk until mixture is smooth.

3. Place saucepan on medium heat and stir constantly until mixture thickens and comes to the boil. Remove from the heat and stir in vanilla extract.

4. Put custard in a glass bowl to cool and cover with cling film.

5. Cut pastry sheet into two pieces and place on top of each other. Roll the dough tightly into a log and cut the log into 12 even sized rounds.

6. On a lightly floured board, roll each round into a disc (approx. 10 centimeters) and press the pastry discs into the muffin tin.

7. Spoon in the cooled custard and bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.

8. Eat warm with sugar and cinnamon sprinkled on top, just like Pastéis de Belem! Magic!
Pasteis de Nata, Portuguese custard egg tarts
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