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Pastéis de nata (small Portuguese tarts)

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  • 150 ml milk
  • 40 g sugar
  • 10 g flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 small pinch salt
  • 1/2 vanilla pod
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 puff pastry


  • Preheat the oven to 210°C.
  • Split the vanilla pod in half, scrape the seeds and put them in a saucepan with the milk. Bring the milk to a boil, then take it off the heat and let it infuse for 10 minutes.
  • In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar and salt.
  • Add the milk while mixing.
  • Add the eggs one by one and 3 tablespoons of lemon juice.
  • Mix vigorously to obtain a homogeneous paste.
  • Spread the puff pastry in small moulds with a tablespoon.
  • Pour the egg mixture into the moulds.
  • Cook for about 10 minutes.


Total carbs


Total fat

Saturated fat

Omega 3



273.1 Kcal

29.6 g

12.4 g

13.0 g

6.2 g

0.1 g

0.6 g

296.0 g


The nutritionist's advice:

These small tarts are typical of Portuguese cuisine. They can be found in all pastry shops in Portugal. However, they should only be consumed occasionally because they are high in fat and sugar.