Pastel de Nata

Probably the most typical of all portuguese cakes, the pastel de nata, a delicious creamy tart, is found all over Portugal, and eaten at any time of day. This recipe is very easy and can be made as one big pastel de nata or if you prefer, smaller cup cake sized ones as you would normally find at cafes and cake shops.


500ml cream

150g sugar

6 egg yolks

1 cinnamon stick

1 tablespoon flour

1 packet ready made puff pastry

Ground cinnamon

Place the sugar and 6 egg yolks in a saucepan and mix them together with a spoon. Add the cream and the cinnamon stick. Place the flour in a small bowl. Take some of the cream mixture and stir it into the flour until it forms a thick cream consistency with no lumps. Then add the flour mixture to the saucepan with the cream. Gently heat for about five minutes allowing it to thicken to the consistency of custard.

Roll the pastry onto a pie dish and pour on the cream mixture. Place in a pre-heated oven, 180 degrees C, for about 15 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with cinnamon.

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