I absolutely adore Pastéis de Nata and I have never eaten better pastéis than in Portugal (my absolute favourite come from la Manteigaria) – so it’s pointless trying to recreate the real deal back at home. Still, I was itching to make some for my Staycation series. I had made Pastéis de Nata with apple compote before, and they did turn out great. For this episode, I decided to combine the sweet vanilla custard with nutty Nutella chocolate spread. And, boom, it works so amazingly well! It might get a raised eyebrow from my Portuguese friends, but give these pastéis with a twist a chance and you’ll love them for sure!
This is a recipe from my cookbook ‘Flavours of Home’. You can find the full recipe here.
This recipe was created as part of my “Staycation” show, inspiring people with recipes from my travels that they can recreate at home – to get us all to travel in our minds despite being stuck at home this summer…