How to make Paste de Nata? Thomas wants to make the fantastic sweet from Portugal at home!

Thomas was a food lover who had always been fascinated by the delicious pastel de nata, the famous Portuguese egg tart. He had tasted it on a trip to Lisbon and had fallen in love with its crispy crust and creamy custard filling since he tasted it at a Christmas market in town. Since then, he had been dreaming of recreating it at home.

One day, he decided to take on the challenge and started researching recipes and techniques to make the perfect pastel de nata. He read countless articles, watched videos, and even took a class to learn the art of making these tarts.

He began by making the crust from scratch, using a combination of flour, butter, and water. He kneaded the dough until it was smooth and elastic, then let it rest in the refrigerator for an hour.

Next, he made the custard filling, whisking together eggs, sugar, milk, cream, and vanilla extract. He heated the mixture on low heat, constantly stirring, until it thickened into a smooth custard.

thomas creates pastel de nata at home

He then took the chilled dough out of the refrigerator and rolled it out into a thin sheet. He cut the dough into small circles and carefully placed them into the tart molds. He then poured the custard filling into each mold, filling them up to three-quarters full.

He preheated the oven and placed the tarts inside, watching them closely as they baked to perfection. When they were done, he took them out of the oven and let them cool for a few minutes.

Finally, he dusted the tarts with a sprinkle of cinnamon and served them warm. As he took his first bite, he could feel the crispy, buttery crust crumbling in his mouth, and the creamy custard filling melting on his tongue. It was even better than he had remembered it.

Thomas had finally accomplished his dream of making the perfect pastel de nata at home. He felt proud of his achievement and couldn’t wait to share his delicious creation with his family and friends. From that day on, he became known as the “pastel de nata master” among his loved ones, and his tarts became a staple dessert at every dinner party he hosted.

How to make scrambled eggs? Thomas feels hungry!

Thomas woke up early on a sunny Saturday morning feeling excited. He had been dreaming about the perfect scrambled eggs for a week and he decided today was the day he was going to make them. He had read countless articles, watched many cooking shows, and even took a cooking class to learn how to make fantastic scrambled eggs.

As he walked into the kitchen, he started to gather all the ingredients he needed. He took out the eggs, butter, salt, pepper, and a splash of milk. He was feeling confident and ready to begin the cooking process.

thomas makes scrambled eggs

He cracked the eggs into a bowl, added the milk, salt, and pepper, and whisked the mixture together. Then he added a knob of butter to the frying pan and let it melt over medium heat.

As he poured the egg mixture into the pan, he could hear the sizzling sound of the butter and smell the delicious aroma of the eggs. He started to stir the eggs slowly with a spatula, being careful not to overcook them.

He continued to stir the eggs until they started to thicken and form curds. He then turned the heat off and let the residual heat finish cooking the eggs to perfection.

He placed the scrambled eggs onto a plate and garnished them with some fresh herbs. As he took his first bite, he knew he had achieved his goal. The eggs were light, fluffy, and full of flavor. He felt proud of himself and couldn’t wait to share his creation with his family.

From that day on, Thomas became known as the scrambled egg king. He experimented with different variations and added ingredients like cheese, vegetables, and bacon to create his own signature recipes.

Thomas learned that making fantastic scrambled eggs wasn’t just about following a recipe, but it was about adding his own personal touch and creativity to create something special.

After such a success in the kitchen, he felt ready to take on another challenge. Last year he visited the Christmas markets in Lisbon and tasted the fantastic Pastel de Nata, one of the most famous sweets in Portugal. That felt much harder than making scrambled eggs, but Thomas felt ready for a challenge. Do you want to know how it went? Follow The Thomas Stories to find out!