sweet stuff in portugese.

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as we wouldn’t have eaten enough the last days, my friend p wanted to try out something new. inspired from our last visit at senhor vinho, our most favourite portogese place in vienna, we wanted to try pastéis de nata. little puff pastries with custard filling. and – despite the early hours and the lack of some ingredients – i’d say we were pretty successful!!
p.s. we had much of the filling left at the end.. so we just filled it in a dish and baked it in the oven. after some research i found out that you can also let it cool in the fridge like a crema catalana – maybe i’ll do that next time… or better: just get a second pack of puff pastry to get more pastéis de nata 😉 i’ll keep you posted…

pastéis de nata – how to make them:
*  puff pastry, (shop bought)
* 5 egg yolks, 1 whole egg
* 500 ml milk
* 275 g sugar
* 35 g flour
* 1 table spoon butter
* 1 pack of vanilla sugar (which i made myself with real vanilla)
* a bit of cinnamon

preheat oven to 225 C, fill muffin tins with puff pastry.
put milk in a saucepan and add flour, sugar, a hint of salt, stir and heat up. add the butter, cook, stir constantly, until mixture thickens. ad the vanilla and stirr again. take away from the heat. mix egg yolks and the agg in a bowl and slowly whisk it into the hot milk mixture. heat up again, stir constantly until thickened. fill the prepared muffin tins  with the mixture and bake in preheated oven until pastry is golden brown and filling is lightly browned on top. be careful: both pastry and filling expand a bit, so don’t make them too full. finally ad a hint of cinnamon and enjoy :-)))
bom apetite!
(this shall be portugese!)

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