My Portuguese Kitchen | Pasteis de Nata

pastel de nata

Well!! Good morning...

Can I just say that even though,
I love waking up to the lightly dusted,
snowy rooftops in Cambridge,
it's all really starting
to take it's toll on us.

All this fooling around.
With cold sun rays one minute
and dense snow the next...
Really does get us all yearning
for a few sunny days!

We are desperate for BRIGHT,
And blue skies,
that last a little more that an instant...

For sun bathed yellows,
and warm spring rays,
for bare feet and uncovered knees
light sweaters and mid-day picnics baskets,
filled with colourful,
sweet, yellow custard tarts.

Puff pastry layers

eggs and recipe pasteis de nata


My Portuguese Kitchen | A series that celebrates the amazing and simple flavours of our beautiful
Portuguese table.

PASTEIS DE NATA. Have you tried them before?
If you're surrounded by fireplaces and winter socks, eat them warm with a sprinkling
of cinnamon.
I like to dig out the custard filling with my coffee spoon, and have the flaky pastry

HERE is the recipe >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

illustrated recipe pasteis de nata

How Would you eat your Pastel de Nata?



28 responses

  1. I like the combination of flavours and textures and like to get a little but of everything in every single mouthful.

    March 17, 2013 at 11:49 PM

  2. I love the idea of decorating recipes! Very cute.

    March 17, 2013 at 11:53 PM

    • It just makes it a little more interesting, no? Thank you

      March 18, 2013 at 11:43 PM

  3. Oh delight! My favorite pastry! And your illustrations are wonderful.

    March 18, 2013 at 3:46 PM

    • Ahhhh they were good! And thank you for the wonderful compliment, as always, you are too kind.

      March 18, 2013 at 11:42 PM

  4. I love your artwork on your recipe! I think I may have to try to make them some time soon!

    March 19, 2013 at 10:20 PM

    • Thank you so much! I love your quilts, do you have a tutorial of how to make one?

      March 21, 2013 at 6:18 PM

      • Thank you! I have not done a tutorial on my quilts. They were made from a pattern on the Moda website called Lawnchair Quilts. I used Poetica by Art Gallery for the fabric.

        March 21, 2013 at 9:48 PM

  5. Reblogged this on Taralinda Muses.

    March 21, 2013 at 6:19 PM

  6. Your photos convey the warm sunshine that you are missing. Thank you.

    March 23, 2013 at 5:19 PM

  7. These look great! I really love the way you added artwork to your recipe! Very creative!

    March 24, 2013 at 4:11 PM

  8. gina

    Beautiful site! Love your creativity, keep it up it’s so refreshing πŸ™‚

    March 25, 2013 at 10:34 AM

  9. for how long do i have to bake them? and which temperature? i would really like to make them πŸ™‚

    March 25, 2013 at 8:46 PM

    • Hi Selina! Thats supper… 180 degrees for 20 minutes. Make sure you get a few little black spots, these make them taste like heaven! Let me know how you get along πŸ™‚

      March 25, 2013 at 9:03 PM

  10. Avec Veritas

    Saudades, saudades, saudades!!! πŸ™‚ Vera

    March 26, 2013 at 9:17 PM

    • Ahhh saudades mesmo. Foi essa saudade que me levou a fazer uma mao cheia de miniaturas πŸ™‚

      March 28, 2013 at 10:48 AM

      • Avec Veritas

        Adoro pasteis de nata… com canela entao! E que blog tao maravilhoso! Beijinhos, Vera

        March 28, 2013 at 11:02 AM

  11. I’ve always wanted this recipe. Thank you!

    March 27, 2013 at 2:55 PM

    • So glad you found it! Have you had time to make the Pasteis? This week I’m making Folar de Pascoa ( a Portuguese Easter cake)… YUM

      March 28, 2013 at 10:53 AM

  12. Sounds good to me! Bom Dia!

    March 27, 2013 at 4:43 PM

  13. each one looks like a little edible work of art – delicious.

    March 27, 2013 at 9:35 PM

    • Ohhh they were… And I did not hesitate to eat these works of art πŸ™‚ (drool)

      March 28, 2013 at 11:01 AM

  14. Delicioso!

    April 11, 2013 at 3:12 PM

    • Decadente e delicioso sem duvida (no doubt) πŸ˜‰ Obrigada

      April 11, 2013 at 5:09 PM

      • Voce e bem-vindo

        April 11, 2013 at 5:46 PM

  15. Looks terrific!

    April 30, 2013 at 3:19 PM

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