Coconut pastéis de nata

These custard tarts are a must-make at Easter in any Portuguese home – why not try something new this year?

Less than 30 minutes

Serves 4

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Ingredients:

Tart shells:
  • 1 roll (400g) puff pastry, defrosted
  • ⅓ cup (80ml) castor sugar
  • 1 tsp (5ml) ground cinnamon + extra for dusting
Filling:
  • 3 egg yolks
  • ¼ cup (60ml) castor sugar
  • ¼ cup (60ml) flour
  • 1 can (400g) coconut cream
  • 1 split vanilla pod or 1 tsp (5ml) vanilla essence
  • Figs or fresh berries (optional), for serving

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 200℃.
  2. Roll pastry out until it’s twice its original size.
  3. Mix castor sugar and cinnamon together.
  4. Scatter over pastry, then roll pastry up tightly.
  5. Cut pastry into 3-4cm slices and roll into thin discs (2-3mm).
  6. Line a 9-cup muffin tray with pastry discs.
  7. For filling, whisk egg yolks and sugar until fluffy.
  8. Whisk flour with a good glug of coconut cream until smooth.
  9. Heat remaining coconut cream with vanilla pod or essence until almost boiling.
  10. Pour into flour mixture, whisking continuously.
  11. Slowly add egg mixture and whisk well.
  12. Return mixture to pot and cook until thickened.
  13. Cool slightly and remove vanilla pod.
  14. Divide filling between muffin cups and bake for 20 minutes.
  15. Dust pastéis de nata with extra cinnamon and serve with figs or berries, if you like.

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