Pastéis de Nata 2

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Over in the BreadClub20 repository of recipes, formulae and processes is a recipe for Pastel de Nata.

I've been trying to improve on this recipe for a while.... this isn't so much as an improvement as a slight 'tweak' which enriches the custard and makes for a delightful tart. 


300 gms of double cream

100 gms of whole milk

5 egg yolks

50 gms caster sugar

a pinch of garam masala

3 drops of vanilla essence

¼ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 

1 pack of puff pastry

and more nutmeg for dusting prior to baking.


1. Warm the cream and milk with ¼ teaspoon of nutmeg and the pinch of garam masala. When it's just coming to a simmer, take it off the heat and leave it to cool. 

2. Roll out the puff pastry to 2mm thick and find a cutter that's a little bigger than the diameter of your tart tin holes. Cut enough circles to fill the tray and ease them into position. 

3. Mix 5 egg yolks with caster sugar and the vanilla essence and then mix in the cooled milk mixture. 

4. Pour the mixture into the tart cases  - just over half-fill is fine. 

5. Grate some more nutmeg over the top. 

6. Bake at 200⁰C for 20 minutes. 

7. Cool on a rack. 

Happy baking


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