Saturday, November 10, 2012

Quick Portuguese Tarts - Jamie's 30 Minute Meals

A few weeks ago I went on holiday to Madeira, and as usual when I am away from home, I like to experience local cakes and pastries, especially sitting outside a cafe on a fabulous sunny day. Cinnamon is a popular ingredient used in cakes and pastries - apple and cinnamon cake, banana and cinnamon cake and Portuguese Tarts, to name a few.  There were quite a few happy cake and pastry tastings, together with far too many cups of amazing coffee.

Whilst Jamie's Quick Portuguese Tarts aren't the same as we were served in Madeira, the filling is light, the orange caramel topping is superb and I could quite happily have eaten the lot!

I didn't cook these against the clock, I can't do it, won't do it - otherwise we end up with car crash food.

There are plenty of great recipes in the book, although if you wish to cook only one of the suggested meal plans the method layout can be frustrating.

I hope you have a go at making these delicious tarts.


Kath said...

ooh yes my favourite treat when we are in Madeira too. They do them so well, and when paired with one of the little coffees - heaven!

The Caked Crusader said...

I made portuguese custard tarts earlier this year and loved them - the custard works so well with puff pastry

Zoe said...

I have bookmarked this recipe a while ago and hope to give this recipe a try too.

Nice to know you via blogging. Now following you via Twitter :D

Maggie said...

Kath - pleased to hear you enjoyed, Madeira, Portuguese Tarts and their heavenly coffee too:)
CC - I must make Portuguese Tarts with custard for my hubby.
Zoe - thank you for visiting. I now follow you on Twitter:)