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Re: pastel de nata

Postby PatsyMFagan » September 14th, 2018, 5:54 pm

It's a rare treat for me too, but I did stock up on essentials (brazil, almond and walnuts), Whole Earth peanut butter, set honey and Nairn oat cakes amongst them … Oh and something called Pimientos rellenos de bacalao … simply because I had never heard of it … :rolleyes:
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Re: pastel de nata

Postby suffolk » September 15th, 2018, 7:01 am

Oooh the pimientos sound lovely Patsy ...something to use with dried cod? ... let us know what they’re like and what you decide to do with them .... :drool:
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Re: pastel de nata

Postby PatsyMFagan » September 15th, 2018, 7:34 am

I opened the tin yesterday evening … about 4 pimientos stuffed with (minced?) cod and in some sort of sauce .. they needed to be heated up, so I only had one to taste … not overwhelmed - one of those things better made fresh I think :| ;) :rolleyes:
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Re: pastel de nata

Postby suffolk » September 15th, 2018, 8:45 am

PatsyMFagan wrote:I opened the tin yesterday evening … about 4 pimientos stuffed with (minced?) cod and in some sort of sauce .. they needed to be heated up, so I only had one to taste … not overwhelmed - one of those things better made fresh I think :| ;) :rolleyes:


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Re: pastel de nata

Postby PatsyMFagan » September 16th, 2018, 9:10 am

suffolk wrote:
PatsyMFagan wrote:I opened the tin yesterday evening … about 4 pimientos stuffed with (minced?) cod and in some sort of sauce .. they needed to be heated up, so I only had one to taste … not overwhelmed - one of those things better made fresh I think :| ;) :rolleyes:


But it was one of life's little adventures :D


OH yes ... if I hadn't bought and tried it I would never have known ;) :lol:
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Re: pastel de nata

Postby Ratatouille » September 16th, 2018, 1:13 pm

Well we tried the frozen Picard ones at unch time and they were gorgeous. Every bit as good as the ones our Potugese neighbour used to bring us. They have to be cooked in a very hot oven for 25 minutes - then left for 10 or so before eating.

They will be added to the list of great things to have in the freezer :chops: :chops: :chops:
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Re: pastel de nata

Postby KC2 » September 25th, 2018, 3:33 pm

Finally managed to get the Co-op ones today - thank you so much whoever it was that gave the heads-up on them, really excellent, and at 79p each a bargain, compared with the usual £1.45+!
Happened to be at Lidl a few days ago and looked there, but there weren't any. However, they already had their full-size panettone and pandoro in stock (none of the mini ones yet) so got those for the festive season ... in September .... eek!
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Re: pastel de nata

Postby Busybee » September 28th, 2018, 11:44 am

We are in Madeira, plenty here it’s just a case of deciding which cafe to use?


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Re: pastel de nata

Postby earthmaiden » September 28th, 2018, 1:40 pm

It's a hard life! :lol:
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Re: pastel de nata

Postby suffolk » September 28th, 2018, 2:11 pm

Busybee wrote:We are in Madeira, plenty here it’s just a case of deciding which cafe to use?


Decisions, decisions.... BB


Have a few for me :chops:
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Re: pastel de nata

Postby KC2 » September 28th, 2018, 4:07 pm

suffolk wrote:
Busybee wrote:We are in Madeira, plenty here it’s just a case of deciding which cafe to use?


Decisions, decisions.... BB


Have a few for me :chops:


and me :chops: :lol:
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Re: pastel de nata

Postby PatsyMFagan » October 4th, 2018, 9:45 am

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: I found them this morning in the Co-op next to the (antique) shop, so I bought the last 2 - still warm - and the one I had for my breakfast was absolutely delicious :chops: :chops: I also bought their sourdough bread - I know it won't be totally authentic, but the last one I had was really enjoyable. I watched Nigella last night making a fried sandwich of brie, figs and parma ham. It looked delicious, so I now have the ingredients, but will be subbing the ham with dry-cured streaky bacon just lightly fried :hungry: :hungry: :hungry:
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Re: pastel de nata

Postby earthmaiden » October 4th, 2018, 9:51 am

Ah! Your Coops must have bakeries! Ours is a large store but no bakery and I am still waiting to see pastel de nata in there.
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Re: pastel de nata

Postby PatsyMFagan » October 4th, 2018, 10:09 am

earthmaiden wrote:Ah! Your Coops must have bakeries! Ours is a large store but no bakery and I am still waiting to see pastel de nata in there.


I'm surprised that if yours is a large store em, that there is no bakery section … this co-op is literally a corner shop. I doubt they have a bakery on the premises, but presuming the bread delivery had only just arrived :? :?
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Re: pastel de nata

Postby earthmaiden » October 4th, 2018, 10:11 am

Yes, there is a bakery section but not one where anything would be bought still warm!
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Re: pastel de nata

Postby StokeySue » October 4th, 2018, 10:31 am

I was very tempted to buy the Picard pasteis de nata as they are in the limited range of Picard products sold by Ocado
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Re: pastel de nata

Postby Ratatouille » October 4th, 2018, 12:04 pm

We had a couple last night Sue and they are rather good :chops:
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Re: pastel de nata

Postby Busybee » October 4th, 2018, 2:41 pm

Well we have sampled many in various Portuguese territories, and the winner is...........definitely Lisbon. You literally can’t move without falling over them, ubiquitous, seem to be sold in every bakery bar and restaurant.

Delicious.

Think some serious weight loss regime needs to be embarked upon our return next week.

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Re: pastel de nata

Postby suffolk » October 4th, 2018, 3:12 pm

PatsyMFagan wrote:I watched Nigella last night making a fried sandwich of brie, figs and parma ham. It looked delicious,


Didn't it just .... :drool:
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Re: pastel de nata

Postby PatsyMFagan » October 4th, 2018, 3:15 pm

suffolk wrote:
PatsyMFagan wrote:I watched Nigella last night making a fried sandwich of brie, figs and parma ham. It looked delicious,


Didn't it just .... :drool:


And delicious it was too … the sourdough bread certainly made it … so crunchy (crispy ?) after frying in butter and oil !


Oh and just to keep it on topic, the co-op Pastel de nata has been the best so far for me :chops: :chops: :chops: . Of course, never had one from Portugal or Picard ;)
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Re: pastel de nata

Postby KC2 » October 4th, 2018, 4:08 pm

suffolk wrote:
PatsyMFagan wrote:I watched Nigella last night making a fried sandwich of brie, figs and parma ham. It looked delicious,


Didn't it just .... :drool:


Was that Nigella a repeat? I think I remember her doing a sarnie like that in a previous series and it did look utterly delicious, if not the healthiest of sarnies ;)
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Re: pastel de nata

Postby PatsyMFagan » October 5th, 2018, 7:26 am

KC2 wrote:Was that Nigella a repeat? I think I remember her doing a sarnie like that in a previous series and it did look utterly delicious, if not the healthiest of sarnies


Yes I think it was

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Re: pastel de nata

Postby KC2 » October 5th, 2018, 3:17 pm

PatsyMFagan wrote:
KC2 wrote:Was that Nigella a repeat? I think I remember her doing a sarnie like that in a previous series and it did look utterly delicious, if not the healthiest of sarnies


Yes I think it was

btw: I have sent you a pm …. ;)


Ah, thanks for alerting me Patsy- I looked and it was in spam!
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Re: pastel de nata

Postby KC2 » January 9th, 2019, 5:28 pm

Update on where you can get them! The Tesco in Hammersmith station was selling a pack of 4 for £2 today!
I would imagine if they're here, they would also be available at other, larger stores. But worth looking out for at your local!

Our little Sainsbugs at the end of the road has started selling them irregularly - 90p each when they're there.
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Re: pastel de nata

Postby Ratatouille » January 9th, 2019, 7:24 pm

I can get them any tin=me I want from Picard and they are so good I have to be very careful.
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Re: pastel de nata

Postby KC2 » January 10th, 2019, 10:34 am

The Tesco ones were a bit disappointing - thick pastry - but they were very cheap!! I'm not sure how much they cost individually, there wasn't a price on them.
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Re: pastel de nata

Postby scullion » January 10th, 2019, 11:04 am

we nearly bought some in redruth tesco last week but held off in the hope that there were some in lidl (they'd had them the week before christmas) but we were disappointed.
yes, the tesco ones are the worst of all the ones we have tried, the best (and cheapest at 49p each) are lidl, sainsbury's are next (the boxes of four are the same ones as the individual ones on the patisserie counter - one of the bakers there told me - and much cheaper like that) and waitrose are somewhat lower down the list but not as 'bad' as tescos.
i still haven't got round to making them - so i suppose the disappointing tesco ones would be better than nothing..
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Re: pastel de nata

Postby PatsyMFagan » January 10th, 2019, 11:39 am

I have tried the Lidl ones, but can't remember if they are better than Co-op ones or not. We have a Co-op next to the (Antique) shop and a big temptation to search them out - they are best newly delivered and warm though :bounce: :chops: :hungry:
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Re: pastel de nata

Postby scullion » January 10th, 2019, 12:01 pm

PatsyMFagan wrote: they are best newly delivered and warm though

they are very easy to crisp up etc in the oven, for a few minutes, at the same temperature that you'd warm through croissant. (they also freeze ok).
i don't think we have a co-op closer than truro (i don't go there very much).
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Re: pastel de nata

Postby PatsyMFagan » January 10th, 2019, 12:37 pm

We only have a microwave in the shop for heating up … probably just as well ! ;) :rolleyes:
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Re: pastel de nata

Postby earthmaiden » January 10th, 2019, 7:37 pm

I have still only seen them in Lidl (not overly impressed) and not any other supermarket. Maybe I don't look for them ;) . Heating sounds a good idea.
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Re: pastel de nata

Postby Zosherooney » January 14th, 2019, 7:07 am

Bought one of these from Lidl the other day, basically a custard tart, this one was with puff pastry, slightly over sweet for me.
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Re: pastel de nata

Postby scullion » January 14th, 2019, 4:21 pm

Zosherooney wrote: basically a custard tart, this one was with puff pastry


well yes, that's what they are (- although it's flakey pastry not puff and the custard is not as 'eggy').
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Re: pastel de nata

Postby suffolk » January 18th, 2019, 4:56 pm

We bought ourselves a couple today from the Two Magpies bakery in Southwold ( I usually get them from elsewhere in S’wold) ... a little ‘sofa treat’ for this evening. I’ll report back.
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Re: pastel de nata

Postby WWordsworth » January 18th, 2019, 6:06 pm

They are on the breakfast buffet here in Madeira.
Fairly pleasant but too sweet for me.

However, let's not knock the idea of cake at breakfast time :D
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Re: pastel de nata

Postby Zosherooney » January 18th, 2019, 6:43 pm

. a little ‘sofa treat’ for this evening. I’ll report back.
Suff, what you get up to on the settee is between the two of you..... :shock: :o :? :lol:
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