Pastel de Nata (Plural: Pastéis de Nata) also called Pastel de Belém is a heavenly delicious Portugese Custard Tart. Most likely the Pastel de Nata tarts has been invented by the monks of Mosteiro dos Jerónimos (Jerónimos Monastery) in Lisbon, Portugal.
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Image: Pastel de Nata, Portugese Custard Tart
Recipe: Pastel de Nata, Portugese Custard Tart
Ingredients for 18 Pastéis de Nata
18 ready-made puff pastry molds
or puff pastry
500 ml heavy cream
200 g sugar
50 g vanilla sugar
2 heaped tablespoons corn starch
1 pinch salt
5 egg yolks
lime-, lemon- or orange rind
Preheat the oven to 220°C. Combine sugar, vanilla sugar,corn starch and salt. Heat heavy cream in a pot and stir in the sugar-starch mixture. Let the mixture cool down. Beat the egg and the egg yolks and mix it with the cream mix. Fill the mixture in deep frozen puff pastry molds and bake them for about an hour. Let the Pastel de Nata tarts cool down a bit, as they are devilish hot inside and serve them best warm.