Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Recipe for Pastéis de nata

I have been introduced to Portuguese food by my friends from Madeira. Pastéis de nata is like egg custard.
It is rather easy to make. You will need:
500 ml of milk
150g sugar
2 spoons of Maizena (or plain flour)
5 eggs yolks
Vanilla essence
Zest of a lemon (1/4)
1 puff pastry

Mix the Maizena and sugar together.
Boil the milk. Pour the milk on the maizena/sugar mix.  A the egg yolks one by one, stir quickly. Add the zest and some vanilla essence.
Pour the mixture on the puff pastry (you can make a big one or 12 small ones)
Cook for 20 minutes at 230 degrees.
Sprinkle some cinnamon powder when they are cooked. They are best eaten cold.

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