Portugal's most delicious, sweet pastry treat!
THE HISTORY OF PASTEL DE NATA
The Pastel de Nata is the king of Portuguese pastries, the worlds most renowned Portuguese custard tart.
It was developed by monks of the Jeronimos Monastery in Portugal before the 18th century. The monks and nuns used egg whites to starch their clothes and used the leftover egg yolks to develop a host of desserts, the most famous being the Pastel de Nata.
With the decline of the monastic system in Portugal, the monasteries required other sources of income for support and began selling the pastries to raise money.
These tasty creamy custard tarts are a beloved national favourite and are usually accompanied by great tasting freshly ground Bica (coffee).
WHAT EXACTLY IS A PASTEL DE NATA?
The term Pasteis de Nata is Portuguese for “cream pastries”. A Pastel de Nata is a custard tart with a rich egg custard nestled in shatteringly crisp pastry.
Tastes like home, even if you're not from Portugal!
Proud to be Portuguese!
Here at Port and Nata we love Pasteis de Nata, and that passion ensures you get an authentic taste that closely resembles the traditional Natas still served today in Portugal.