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Portuguese Tarts - with lemon infusion



12 portion(s)


  • 1 sheets Ready-rolled puff pastry


  • 80 g raw sugar
  • 1 piece Thin strip Lemon rind, no white pith
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 Whole egg
  • 2 tablespoons cornflour
  • 230 g cream
  • 170 g Milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract or paste

Recipe's preparation

    Custard - make in advance!
  1. Mill raw sugar 10 sec / speed 9.
  2. Insert butterfly.
    Add remaining custard ingredients and cook 9mins / 90 degrees / / Speed 2.5.
  3. Pour custard into a bowl or jug & remove the lemon zest with a fork.
  4. Cover with cling wrap, pressed down over surface of the custard (to prevent a skin forming) and allow to cool COMPLETELY.
  5. Pastry
  6. Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees.
    Cut one sheet of ready-rolled puff pastry into half then lay the halves on top of each other. Starting from a short edge, tightly roll into a log.
  7. With a sharp knife, score the log into 12 even sections then cut into 12 scrolls. Lay each scroll onto a floured Thermomat and roll into a disc aprox 10cm.
  8. Press each disc into a greased 12-hole muffin pan then fill with the cooled custard.
  9. Bake 20-25mins @ 200 degrees, until golden. Cool then dust with icing sugar or cinnamon to serve.

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This recipe was adapted from several other recipes, along with pleasurable experimentation & taste-testing (I had willing helpers!), plus some reminiscing by friends who have eaten the ‘real thing’ in Portugal!

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  • Thanks for adapting all the other recipes and...

    Submitted by Cindy Anderson on 28. October 2020 - 18:27.

    Thanks for adapting all the other recipes and roling them in to this one! Your instructions are perfect!

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  • I made these tarts for part of our Father's Day...

    Submitted by Rosena on 6. September 2020 - 13:09.

    I made these tarts for part of our Father's Day breakfast this morning . I forgot to take photos before we started eating them but this is all that's left. They were soo easy to make and were really delicious. Even my son said they were nearly as good as shop tarts. Wish I had more time to make homemade pastry but all good with puff pastry.

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