Cakes "Pastel de Nata" Recipe
Pastel de nata - the main Portuguese sweet, a cake with a basket of puff pastry with custard. Most Portuguese pastries are made exclusively from yolks. The reason for this is the era of great geographical discoveries. Back then, Portugal had the best fleet in the world, and it took a lot of egg whites to whiten the sails of all the ships, and the yolks were left out of business. So that the product was not lost, they went their own way and began to widely use egg yolks in cooking. Recipe pastel de Nata was invented in the 18th century by monks at the Jerónimos monastery. And still there is an establishment near the monastery where they sell those cakes, the recipe of which is kept in the strictest secret. However, pate de Nata began to be reproduced throughout the country and now they are served in many places. And every year there is a competition for the best pate de Nata.