Pastel de Nata – Family Recipe

For 12 Pasteis de Nata

500 ml milk

200 g sugar

1/2 vanilla bean

6 egg yolk

1 spoon (soup) cornstarch

puff paste (I usually buy it. Still working on the right recipe.)


icing sugar

  1. Preheat oven to 200 C (recirculation air)

  2. Mix together the milk, sugar and cornstarch (while cold, so there wont be any cornstarch lump)

  3. Cut the 1/2 vanilla bean open (long way). Scratch out the seeds and add them (incl. the vanilla bean) to the milk, sugar and cornstarch

  4. Cook stirring constantly (light heat) until it gets a creamy texture

  5. Turn of the stove, take out the vanilla bean and put the cream aside

  6. Cream the egg yolks and add them stirring constantly

  7. With a bit of butter, grease the inside of a cupcake tin.

  8. Cut out 12 puff paste circles. I usually take a big drinking glass to form the circles into the puff paste. Mold them into the cupcake tin

  9. Allow pasteis de nata to bake for approx. 15 minutes

They are best warm sprinkled with cinnamon (icing sugar is an option). Bom apetite!

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