The Pastel de Nata/Pasteis de Nata is a traditional Portuguese pastry (a.k.a. Portuguese Custard Tart, based on a Portuguese recipe from the XVIII century), filled with a traditional egg custard.  Blasted at 300°C, making the custard boil, the result is a beautifully smooth, creamy filling with a slightly burned top and a layered light and crisp puff pastry as a base.

 

Madeira Patisserie was the first Portuguese pastelaria, that helped popularise the Pastel de Nata in Britain. Using high quality fresh ingredients Madeira Patisserie brought this to London in the 1980's and now they can be purchased in many places all over the United Kingdom.

 

 

Main Ingredients

 

Filling:

 

Fresh Semi-Skimmed MILK, Sugar, EGG Yolk, Whole EGG, WHEAT Flour, Maize Starch, Natural Vanilla Flavour (Vegan is made with Soya Milk and Egg Replacement)

 

Puff Pastry:

 

WHEAT Flour, Trans Fat Free Non Hydrogenated Vegetable Pastry Margarine, Water.

 

Flavours:

 

We supply the following authentic flavours:

 

  • Classic plain Pastel de Nata, Our unique recipe of the traditional Pastel de Nata – a high end, quality focused, historic pastry, with full respect for the original product recipe created in the late XVII century

 

  • Blueberry Pastel de Nata, Custard filled with sweet dark blue berries handcrafted in our crispy classic puff pastry

 

  • Raspberry Pastel de Nata, Red juicy studded raspberries cooked in our classic custard

 

  • Passion Fruit & Cocoa Pastel de Nata, A Portuguese Passion Fruit take on the delicious classic. Custard embodied with Passion Fruit clothed in a Cocoa Puff Pastry

 

  • Matcha Tea Pastel de Nata, A Matcha Made in Heaven … Custard married with Matcha. Handcrafted, the Portuguese way!

 

  • Vegan Pastel de Nata, A move from tradition we have replaced eggs an dairy with this classic delicious adaptation … made with Soya Milk and Egg Replacement

 

Freshly Handmade and Baked Daily

 

- delivered Wholesale 7 days per week to your door - ready to go

 

Our Pastel de Nata is handmade from scratch every day with natural high quality ingredients and freshly baked, in our own bakery which we own and operate and delivered daily in London to create the best tasting Pastel de Nata.  As a fresh product at ambient temperature it should be consumed within 24 hours, it is recommended that the product is refrigerated after delivery for best results.

 

Frozen Fully Baked and Part Baked

 

- easy to prepare, no waste, bake as you go

 

We also supply a frozen-to-oven solution of Fully Baked and Part Baked Pastel de Nata.  The Nata is baked in our own facilities, and immediately frozen.  Our Frozen Pastel de Nata can be collected from us direct or through a third party temperature controlled distributor.  As a frozen product it has 12 months shelf life.  Storage conditions are in the closed package in the freezer at -18C.

 

It takes about 12 minutes to cook using a regular oven.  It then takes 15 to 30 minutes for the custard to cool and to be ready to serve the final consumer.  Once defrosted, the Pastel de Nata should be prepared and consumed within the next 24 hours.

 

We supply the following authentic flavours Frozen in box quantities, of 100 and 48:

 

  • Classic Pastel de Nata Fully Baked

 

  • Classic Pastel de Nata Part Baked

 

  • Blueberry Pastel de Nata Fully Baked

 

  • Raspberry Pastel de Nata Fully Baked

 

  • Passion Fruit & Cocoa Pastel de Nata Fully Baked

 

  • Matcha Pastel de Nata Fully Baked

 

  • Vegan Pastel de Nata Fully Baked

 

Our traditional authentic plain Pastel de Nata are available Frozen Fully Baked or Frozen Part Baked in box quantities.  The difference between the two is that the Part Baked Nata is not as 'caramelised' as the Fully Baked.  The caramelising of the Nata happens very quick as its reaches 300 degrees and some ovens are not able to achieve this when baking.

 

Our Blueberry, Raspberry, Passion Fruit & Cocoa, Matcha and Vegan Pastel de Nata are recommended supplied Frozen Fully Baked.

 

All Day Serving

 

Traditionally the Nata goes splendidly with coffee or tea and can be sprinkled with cinnamon and powdered sugar before serving.

 

  • Eat them at Breakfast;

  • As a Snack;

  • At Tea Time;

  • or as Dessert.

 

 

The Madeira's Pastel de Nata is one of the pastries with fewer calories – averaging 269 kcal/100g.

 

Storage Conditions and Shelf Life

 

As a fresh product at ambient temperature it should be consumed within 24 hours, it is recommended that the product is refrigerated after delivery for best results.

As a frozen product it has 12 months shelf life. Storage conditions are in the closed package in the freezer at -18C. Once defrosted, the Pastel de Nata should be prepared and consumed within the next 24 hours.

 

''The Guardian .... The 50 best things to eat in the world''

 

''Creamy, flaky custard tarts – served warm with cinnamon – are one of Portugal's great culinary gifts to the world''.  The Pastel de Nata were listed in 15th place.

 

Notes

Fox, Killian (13 September 2009). "The 50 best things to eat in the world, and where to eat them (The Guardian)". London

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2009/sep/13/best-foods-in-the-world<

 

Tradition

 

Pastéis de Nata were created before the 18th century by Catholic Benedictine monks at the Jerónimos Monastery (Mosteiro dos Jerónimos) in Lisbon. At the time, convents and monasteries used large quantities of egg-whites for starching of clothes, (such as nuns' habits and to dye their robes white). It was quite common for monasteries and convents to use the leftover egg yolks to make cakes and pastries, resulting in the proliferation of sweet pastry recipes throughout Portugal.

 

Following the extinction of the religious orders and in the face of the impending closing of many of the convents and monasteries in the aftermath of the Liberal Revolution of 1820, the monks started selling Pastéis de Nata at a nearby sugar refinery to secure some revenue.

 

Notes

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pastel_de_nata

 

Trade Account

 

If you wish to become a trade customer, please telephone 0345 355 7330 or please fill out a Credit Account Application Form or email us your enquiry info@madeiralondon.co.uk.  Please ensure you read our terms of sale.  If approved, your credit account will be opened for trading immediately.

 

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Handcrafted

since

1988

  • Free* Delivery Wholesale to your door 7 Days a Week – ready to eat ( * subject to minimum delivery)
  • Handcrafted and Freshly Baked Daily in our own Bakery in London
  • Available Frozen and easy to prepare. No waste, bake as you go
  • Food Hygiene - Scores on the Doors - 5 Stars
  • Accreditation * Madeira has the NSF International Product Quality Assurance Standard Grade A
  • Fresh High Quality Ingredients
  • Fresh Semi Skimmed Milk
  • Real Eggs
  • No Added Colourings, Preservatives or Additives
  • Free From Genetically Modified Ingredients
  • Trans Fat Free
  • Free of HFCS (High Fructose Corn Syrup)