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...
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See you next week for more of the same…