Archive | September, 2016

Portuguese Custard Tarts (Pastel de nata)

5 Sep

Have I said that I love anything with pastry before? Yes I love anything made with pastry, i.e. pies, tarts and pastry breads! Portuguese custard tarts are little gems – they are soft inside and crispy outside.These miniature tarts that I made were so small that I can put a whole tart in my mouth. Immediately all my taste buds were dancing in my mouth. 🙂

I didn’t have all day to make the pastry (life is short :p) so I just bought the ready-made puff pastry, which made the whole process a lot easier. Prep time was only 15 mins hence I had more time to enjoy myself!

Portuguese Custard Tarts

Made 12 mini tarts

  • Full fat milk 50ml
  • Cream 100ml
  • Egg yolk 2
  • Caster sugar 20g
  • Ready-made puff pastry
  1. Preheat the oven at 220°C. Use vegetable oil to slightly grease the tart molds. Cut out the puff pastry to fit in the tart molds.
  2. Whisk milk, cream and sugar in a bowl until the sugar dissolve. May use the microwave to heat up the mixture to speed up the process, then cool down.
  3. Add the egg yolks into the cool milk mixture, mix well.
  4. Pour the egg mixture into the tart molds, about three-quarter full each tart. Put the tarts in the oven to bake for 15 minutes or until the top is a little bit brown. Serve warm.