The story behind the Pastel de Nata, Portugals iconic custard tarts. Pastel de Natas are sold all across Portugal (and the world for that matter), but for the original recipe, you have to head to Belém, the place where it all began.
Where is Portuguese egg tart from?
They were supposedly first made in the 13th century by monks in the Jerónimos Monastery in Lisbon. Legend says the monks had been based in France, where they learned of delectable pastries, and that they needed a way to use up the yolks separated from the egg whites that were used to starch clothing.
Where did egg tart originated from?
Guangzhou Egg tart/Place of origin History. The egg tart started being sold in the early 20th century in Guangzhou (Canton), Guangdong province, inspired by the English custard tart. Guangzhous status as the only port accessible to foreign traders led to the development of Cantonese cuisine having many outside influences.
How long do Portuguese tarts last?
The tarts will keep in an airtight box for up to 2 days. If they soften, crisp them up in a medium oven for 5 minutes. These tarts use a thick custard made with a hot syrup, with flour added to stabilise the mixture.
Can you reheat Portuguese tarts?
To reheat these tarts, preheat the oven or toaster oven to 350 degrees F, and heat them for 7-10 minutes until warmed through.
Can you reheat Portuguese custard tarts?
Once they are cool enough to handle, remove the custard tarts from the tins and enjoy them warm! To reheat these tarts, preheat the oven or toaster oven to 350 degrees F, and heat them for 7-10 minutes until warmed through.