Portuguese Milk Tarts | Queijadas de leite

by - Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Hello everyone!
Today, I've got a recipe for you that I had promise on Instagram to share in case it was successful.
Guess what? It was! yahoooo 
Some time ago, we had this BBQ and since I don't like to come with empty hands, I thought about preparing something easy but tasty at the same time. After some browsing, I had found the right thing to make:
Portuguese Milk Tarts.
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Like with many other traditional recipes, there are tons of different ways of making them.
I bring you the crunchy outer layer version.
Everyone liked them, and surprisingly, even myself. Hahaha, yeah, I am not a fan of sweets (chocolate doesn't count!) but these were not as sweet as I expected so, for me, that was a big plus!
It goes well with a cup of coffee/tea or just as a little desert.

As an expat, for me it's always a true pleasure to bring a bit of my country and culture to others who may not be so familiar with how diverse our cuisine (and country) is.
My heart was filled with joy when the Dutchies said the words "Ohhh lekker!!"; mission accomplished!
Ingredients' list:
  • a package of puffy pastery
  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1/2 cup of heavy cream (I used Crème fraîche)
  • 1/4 cup of sugar (or a bit more if you like)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

How to:
  • Pre-heat the over at 180C.
  • Grease your cupcake an and distribute the puffy pastry over the cups by pressing it with your \thumbs.
  • Mix all ingredients in a large bowl, starting with sugar and egg yolks, and then the liquid ingredients.
  • Fill up each cup for about 2/3 of the its height.
  • Let it bake for about 25min or until you see a golden outer layer.
I hope you like it and if you try them out, please let me know how did it go! ;-)
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