Portuguese custard pastries

Portuguese custard pastries

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From
Under the Walnut Tree
Makes
20
Photographer
Fanny Bergenström

You will find these small, particularly good pastries, pastéis de nata, in nearly every coffee shop or bakery in Portugal. Delicate puff pastry shells filled with custard, flavoured with a bit of lemon and lightly dusted with cinnamon.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
1 batch * vanilla custard [rid:5401]
2 teaspoons lemon zest, finely grated
250g puff pastry
sifted icing sugar and ground cinnamon, for dusting

Method

  1. Start by making a batch of the custard. Flavour with the grated lemon zest and leave to cool. Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  2. Lightly roll out the puff pastry to about a 6-7 mm thickness, then use a glass to cut out 5-6 cm circles. Use your thumb to press the pastry dough into lightly greased small, round metal tartlet tins or into the holes of a muffin tin. Spoon the vanilla custard into the pastry shells, filling them up about three-quarters of the way.
  3. Bake the pastries in the middle of the oven for 20 minutes, or until golden. Lightly dust the warm pastries with sifted icing sugar and a little cinnamon, and leave to cool.
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Under the Walnut Tree
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