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Pasteis de nata, little portuguese egg tarts

Dessert
12 servings
40 min
15 min
Easy
Go all the way to Portugal to have these sweets little egg tarts, flavored with lemon and cinnamon.

Ingredients

1 puff pastry sheet

1 cup milk

1 lemon peel

1/4 cup flour

3/4 cup sugar

1/3 cup water

4 egg yolks

Materials

12 pasteis de nata molds

Preparation

Step 1 - Pasteis de Nata, little Portuguese egg tarts

Step 1

Roll the puff pastry and slice it in 12 pieces.
Step 2 - Pasteis de Nata, little Portuguese egg tarts

Step 2

Grease your molds, and put a piece of pastry in each of them (as shown in the video). Press on it with your fingers to spread the dough in the mold.
Step 3 - Pasteis de Nata, little Portuguese egg tarts

Step 3

Put 2/3 cup of milk to heat with the lemon peel. Mix the flour with the milk that is left (1/3 cup). Once the milk starts to boil, add the milk+flour mix, and stir constantly using a whisk. The mix should thicken in a few minutes.
Step 4 - Pasteis de Nata, little Portuguese egg tarts

Step 4

Pour this batter in a strainer to take the lemon peel and the clots out. Put the water and the sugar to heat in a pot.
Step 5 - Pasteis de Nata, little Portuguese egg tarts

Step 5

Once it starts to boil, leave it for 4 minutes. Then, pour in a thin stream on the milk cream, while stirring. Leave to cool down for a few minutes.
Step 6 - Pasteis de Nata, little Portuguese egg tarts

Step 6

Finally add the egg yolks and stir well. Pour this batter into each mold, without reaching the rim.
Step 7 - Pasteis de Nata, little Portuguese egg tarts

Step 7

Bake 15 minutes at 450°F (230°C)
Step 8 - Pasteis de Nata, little Portuguese egg tarts

Step 8

There you are, your Pasteis de Nata are ready! You can sprinkle them with cinnamon!

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