Saturday, November 17, 2007

The Heavenly Custard Tart

Custard tarts deserve their own blog for three reasons. First because I am a self declared custard tart ambassador, which is locally called pastiés de nata. Second, because this native Portuguese dessert (breakfast to some of us) is worth flying here to experience. And third, I figure it’s the least embarrassing way to defuse your shock upon seeing my recent weight gain due to these addictive delights.

What exactly are they you might ask? A custard tart is basically a small crème brûlée baked inside a flaky puff pastry shell, best savored on the day it’s baked, hot or cold.

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