If you've never had Portuguese custard tarts before, you don't know what you've been missing. They are creamy, and the custard has a sweet flavor, yet it is not invasive. Give this recipe a try and you won't regret it.
There is nothing like food to make you travel with your senses and this vegan recipe recreates the flavor to perfection, meaning these Portuguese custard tarts will take you straight to Lisbon – and totally free of animal cruelty.
Vegan Portuguese custard tarts
- 1 package of vegan puff pastry sheet
- cinnamon, to taste
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 can of regular coconut milk
- ½ cup unsweetened soy milk
- ¼ cup cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
- Roll out your puff pastry and sprinkle a mixture of a teaspoon of sugar and cinnamon and cut the pastry in circles to create the tarts.
- Line your muffin tins with a bit of vegetable oil and place the cut pieces of puff pastry. Let them refrigerate while you prepare the custard and preheat the oven to 400 ° F.
- In a medium saucepan, combine the remaining sugar, coconut milk and a bit of cinnamon, bring the mixture to a simmer, and remove from the hit. In another bowl combine the milk, corn and tapioca starches and whisk.
- Add turmeric and vanilla to the hot mixture and bring it back to a simmer, start incorporating the starch mixture and continue whisking until you get a thick texture.
- Remove from the heat.
- Add a spoonful of custard to each pastry tart.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until they are golden brown.
- Let them cool, and enjoy!