Pasteis de nata

Origin: Pastel de nata (plural: pastéis de nata), is a Portuguese egg tart pastry, common in Portugal. The simple recipe has had various alterations in the Portuguese pastelarias (pastry shops) and padarias (bakeries), in the shape of the pastry cup and the filling. Some prefer the cream slightly “curdled” to give it a rustic appearance and unusual texture.


For the dough
2 cups minus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
3/4 cup plus two tablespoons water
16 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature, stirred until smooth
For the custard
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cups milk, divided
1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
1 cinnamon stick
2/3 cup water
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
6 large egg yolks, whisked
Powdered sugar

Recipe: Check it out on LEITES CULINARIA

Dedicated to: My Portuguese. I met him almost two months ago in a bar, I unbuttoned the first button of his shirt and, eventually, I gave him my number as he asked for it. He contacted me the day after, he gave me a long list of objective reasons for me to accept his invitations, he even sent self-explanatory pictures to add credibility to these reasons and I accepted to meet him. Since then, I think I accepted 5 times and 5 times I cancelled or I forgot our date… I am not a bad person, or a complicated lady, I just don’t trust this pastel that is very attractive (no doubts!) and who seems very attracted by me. I know the feeling: I see the pastel on the bakery shelf, I buy it, I bite it and in no time I find myself regretting it: all that custard has already transformed into fat on my hips and all that pastry is sticking on my front teeth!

Anyway…. I have accepted the 6th invitation: coffee together this afternoon. The question is… WILL I CANCEL AGAIN? Keep reading this blog and you will find out ((( – :

Bitterness please go awaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyy



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