Monday, 19 February 2018

Jamie Oliver´s Quick Portugese Custard Tarts

This Custard Tart has nothing in common with the Portugese classic of Pasteis de Nata or Pasteis de Bélem. He calls it that way but has earned so many negative comments from Portugese people, he should have changed the name of this YT video by now.

It does not matter to me how it is called. It sounded easy to prepare and a good thing to serve on an afternoon coffee time with a friend.
Now eating one of them, they taste good, sure. But I know the original ones from Lissbon and even the Egg Tartes from Hong Kong, sorry Jamie. They have just the name in common. There is even no custard in sight. He uses just a Royale cream to fill the puff pastry.

But lets look at the recipe for custard tarts without custard:

275 g puff pastry
2 tbsp cinnamon
1 egg
1 tbsp sugar
120 g Kaymak or creme fraiche
some grated orange peel
1 tsp vanilla paste

Preheat the oven 190 C. 
Dust the sheet of puff pastry with the cinnamon and use a brush to evenly spread it. Turn it over and roll it into a long sausage.
I cut that into 8 pieces. Put each piece upright and press down.
Use a muffin tin and spray it.
Place the discs in and with your fingers spread them around and up the sides.
Bake for 8 min.

Take a spoon and widen the hole in the middle again.
Make the filling and pour it in.
Bake for 8-10 min.

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