Hello again! I think I'm nearly finished updating my blog. How exciting!
Anyway. Back to the point.
Yesterday, I experimented and made Pasteis de Nata, also known as Portuguese Custard Tarts. And, as promised, I finally took some pictures for this long-forgotten blog ☺ They were surprisingly easy (especially seeing as I've never actually made custard before) and everybody loved them. Even if I do say so myself (my brothers actually hate custard, so I considered this a success). The recipes is really easy to follow and you probably have all of the ingredients in your fridge right now! So what are you waiting for?
2 sheets of frozen & ready rolled puff pastry, thawed
1 cup of milk
3 tbs of cornflour
3/4 cup of caster sugar
1 (largish) tsp of vanilla essence
6 egg yolks
- Preheat your oven to 190C. Cut each sheet of puff pastry into thirds lengthwise, then crosswise to make (altogether) 18 squares. Lightly grease a 12-cup and a 6-cup muffin tin and line with pastry.
- Stirring constantly in a medium saucepan, combine milk, cornflour, sugar and vanilla until thick. Place the egg yolks in a medium bowl and whisk in half of the thickened milk mixture. Gradually add the egg yolk mixture back to the milk mixture in the saucepan. Cook, stirring, for another 5 minutes or until really thick.
- Fill each pastry cup with about one tablespoon of custard mixture, until all the custard is evenly doled out. Bake for 20 minutes.
*Just a warning: the custard is seriously hot. I burned my mouth on it when I ate it, even though it was only lukewarm on the outside. But, it was mostly worth it--they taste brilliant*