Pastéis de Nata (Portuguese Custard Tarts)
If you haven’t tried a Pastel de Nata, where have you been?! These Portuguese custard tarts are not like the slightly sad looking custard tarts that we’re used to in sunny London, they’re ten times better. The custard is bright and creamy, the pastry is perfectly flaky and the top is deliciously caramelized.
We hear that Portuguese monks came up with the recipe back in the 17th Century when they were left with a lot of egg yolks after the egg whites were used to starch clothes. Waste not, want not we say, the monks came up with a beauty of a custard tart.
They’re still made to the 300-year-old Portuguese recipe but as well as the traditional ones here at Galeta, we’ve put our own twist on the classic; Pastéis de Nata dotted with fresh raspberries or blueberries. Our raspberry Pastéis de Nata are so delicious that they won a 2012 Great Taste Gold award. Order a box today and have them delivered straight to your door!