Pasteis de nata, little portuguese egg tarts


Go all the way to Portugal to have these sweets little egg tarts, flavored with lemon and cinnamon.

  • Pasteis de Nata, little Portuguese egg tarts
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Recipe type:
Dessert
Number of serving:
12 servings
Preparation:
40 min
Cook time:
15 min
Ready in:
55 min
Difficulty:
Easy

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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