The Good Things #5

Hello and welcome to week five of The Good Things, my weekly linky celebrating all the things that bring us happiness! A huge thank you to everyone who has joined in so far. It’s only a small linky at the moment, but I am hopeful that it will grow to be a really strong community of optimism.

Happiness means different things to everyone. Whether that’s climbing a mountain, baking a cake, spending time with family, travelling somewhere exciting, a gardening or environmental success, visiting a new restaurant, a great outfit post, or your experiences of learning something new, The Good Things is a linky for everyone. For me, happiness is found in the everyday things. It’s about taking notice of the small things and practising gratitude for the life that I have. So, I will join in by writing about something that’s made me happy each week; My Good Thing…

My Good Thing #5. Pastel de nata.

Otherwise known as Portuguese tarts. I’ve just returned from Lisbon (more of which in a future post) I’ve been on a very quick visit to Stephen, who is currently journeying south to Morocco and the Atlas Mountains. It was a wonderful trip and so, so amazing to be together. Coming home alone has been a challenge and I’m counting down the days until I see him again. And keeping myself busy by trying to recreate the patisserie wonder that is the pastel de nata, because I am hooked!

Pastel de nata are basically an egg custard in a flaky pastry, sold across Portugal and lots of other countries with a large Portuguese population—and created originally in Lisbon. I’ve seen more than one place claiming to hold the ‘original’ recipe, so suspect it might be one of those that has passed into legend. Nevertheless, I’m going to attempt to make them at home, because they are gorgeous...

Pastel de nata


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13 Responses to The Good Things #5

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  2. Becky A says:

    I finally made it back it to the Good Things after a hectic couple of weeks. I’m so pleased and delighted to see I’m on a sub-theme with you of baking delicious things!
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  3. Amy says:

    Oh, I love these little things! They have some great ones at Teppan260 (not the place you’d think to look!) – although obviously not quite as authentic as ones from Portugal!

    I actually make them with limoncello which is the best thing ever – although I have to exercise restraint not to eat the sweet custard before it makes its way into the tarts!
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  4. Carlie says:

    Ooo yes. I really fancy one of those. Right now. Despite the cake I’ve just scoffed.
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  5. laura says:

    Oh man I love Portuguese tarts. Luckily there is a cafe round the corner from work where I can sneak off for one when the going gets tough!!
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    • Elizabeth says:

      I think there’s a place near me that might sell them too – I work from home, so I’m going to have to GET DRESSED every so often and seek them out…

  6. Stephanie says:

    Ooh I love these Portuguese tarts – please share how you get on and your successful recipe! 🙂
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  9. I love the idea of being part of a community of optimism – so have written a post specially to link up this week 🙂
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  10. Manneskjur says:

    Oh man those look GOOD (good enough to face plant!)
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  11. Harper says:

    I love these custardy little treats – do let us know your recipe!
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