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Portuguese Custard Tarts
Preparation time – 8 minutes
Cooking time 12-17 minutes
Traditionally called Pastéis de Nata in Portugal as a breakfast dish but just as delicious as a dessert.
Nutritional count per serving
Energy 94kcal/395kj; Protein 1.5g; Carbohydrate 11.9g of which sugars 4.7g’ Fat 4.9g of which saturates 0g; Cholesterol 0mg; Calcium 26mg; Fibre 0g; Sodium 64mg.
225 g/ 8 oz ready made puff pastry, thawed if frozen 175 ml/ 6 fl oz ready made vanilla custard 30 ml/ 2 tbsp icing sugar
- Preheat the oven to 200’C/180’C Fan/400’F/Gas 6.
- Roll out the pastry and cut out 12 13 cm/5 in rounds. Line a greased 12-hole muffin tin with the pastry rounds.
- Line each pastry round with a circle of baking parchment and some baking beans or uncooked rice.
- Bake the tarts for 10-15 minutes, or until the pastry is cooked through and golden. Remove the paper and baking beans or rice and set aside to cool.
- Spoon the custard into the pastry cases and dust with the icing sugar. Place the tarts under a preheated hot grill and cook until the sugar caramelizes*. Remove from the heat and leave to cool before serving.
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