Monday, August 4, 2008

Portuguese Egg Tart & Queen of Puddings

Portuguese Egg Tart

It was evolved from "pastel de nata", a Portuguese custard pastry that consists of custard in a creme brulee-like consistency caramelised fashion in a puff pastry case.
It was created more than 200 years ago by Catholic Sisters at Jeronimos Monastery at Belem in Lisbon. Casa Pastéis de Belém was the first pastry shop outside of the convent to sell this pastry in 1837, and it is now a popular pastry in every pastry shop around the world owned by Portuguese descendants.

Queen of Puddings

A traditional British dessert, consisting of a baked, breadcrumb-thickened mixture, spread with jam & topped with meringue.

I made them for husband's 30th Birthday on 29 July 2008.



We celebrated his birthday at Uncle Graham's house. Just a simple dinner with some special people. We had Nando's Chicken and all these tarts & puddings.

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