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Pasteis de Nata Recipe 葡式蛋塔

Delicious & easy recipe you can make with your kiddos. 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Cooling10 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Portuguese
Keyword: Easter
Servings: 18 tarts

Ingredients

  • 1 package 盒 frozen puff pastry sheets 酥皮 at room temperature

Custard Mixture 卡仕達醬

  • 4 large egg yolks 蛋黃
  • 1 teaspoon 茶匙 vanilla 香草精
  • 2 Tbsp 大匙/汤匙 corn starch 玉米粉/玉米淀粉
  • 1/4 teaspoon 茶匙 ground cinnamon 肉桂粉 or one cinnamon stick 桂皮
  • 2 Cups 杯 milk 牛奶 or use coconut milk if there are allergies
  • 1/3 Cup 杯 sugar 糖
  • 1/2 Cup 杯 coconut milk 椰奶

Instructions

  • Cover a regular 12 cup cupcake tin with aluminum foil 鋁箔紙
  • Use a rolling pin 擀麵棍/擀面杖 to roll out the puff pastry sheets 
  • Use a circular cookie cutter 餅乾切模 or any cup or lid that's 3.5 inches in diameter to cut 18 circles from the pastry sheets. Form the pastry circles into the cupcake tins. Then place these back into the fridge 冰箱.
  • Preheat 預熱 your oven 烤箱 to 475 degrees F or 246 C
  • Place all the ingredients for the custard into a mixing bowl 攪拌碗 and mix 攪拌 until everything is well incorporated and there are no more clumps. 
  • Pour the custard mixture into a medium pot 湯鍋 and heat it over low heat 小火 while stirring continuously 攪拌 until the mixture thickens and you can see it sticking to your stirring spoon. Put the pot into a cold water bath to let it cool. 
  • Take out the cinnamon stick if you used one. Then pour 倒 the cooled custard into the pastry molds until they're 2/3 full. Then place them into the oven to bake for 30 minutes 烤三十分鐘
  • Be sure to let them cool 放涼 once they're done so you and your kids don't burn your tongue on them. 

Notes

Here's an egg free vegan version for those with egg allergies.