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Tasty treats

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Puzzler61 Thu 29-Oct-20 11:33:07

Has anyone else found a “tasty treat“ they have discovered or made themselves, since Covid started to invade our lives? My DH and I found Pasteis de Nata at Lidl. Delicious individual portuguese custard tarts in flaky pastry.
We have them twice a week (don’t even question the calories). Made fresh daily at the Lidl bakery, 49 pence each.
(Do try them if they sound like your kind of thing. Mmmmm....)

Fuchsiarose Thu 29-Oct-20 11:34:24

Does anyone suffer flytipping in their area.

Illte Thu 29-Oct-20 11:34:57

My favourite, favourite thing when Im in Portugal. 😀

Charleygirl5 Thu 29-Oct-20 11:36:43

Thankfully I do not like custard or anything custard related.

monk08 Thu 29-Oct-20 11:53:55

Quite agree Puzzler one of my favourite treats brings Portugal to me as we've had to forgo this year.

Puzzler61 Thu 29-Oct-20 11:54:23

Illte I didn’t try one when I went to Portugal. I will if I ever
get there again.
Charley what is your favourite treat?

GrandmaKT Thu 29-Oct-20 12:04:02

I agree Puzzler61 the Lidl Pasteis de Nata are yummy! Their bakery is very good - croissants, Danish pastries - dangerous place to go!

EllanVannin Thu 29-Oct-20 12:06:27

The best custard tarts I ever tasted were from a deli shop in Rouen near to the cathedral. Real melt in the mouth and moreish. Friend and I sat on a bench nearby to enjoy every mouthful. Never tasted their like since.

BlueSky Thu 29-Oct-20 12:11:23

Luckily I’m not keen on sweet stuff so my treats have been pasties from the local bakery! They have traditional as well as newer fillings, I used to try to avoid them because of the fat content but at the moment I need some comfort food!

Puzzler61 Thu 29-Oct-20 12:28:35

Are you in Cornwall by any chance Bluesky? We love their pasties too 😋
Food tastes great when you eat outdoors, on a bench, nice view, having a chat. Though by the sea you have to beware of those pesky thieving seagulls!

tanith Thu 29-Oct-20 12:30:21

My dil in Gibraltar buys these every time they pop across the border into Spain or Portugal I’ve yet to try them although my son assures me they often eat them before they get home. Maybe I’ll pop to Lidl’s in the morning.

Puzzler61 Thu 29-Oct-20 12:31:04

At a French Patisserie you are spoilt for choice Ellan . 🥮

Lucca Thu 29-Oct-20 12:34:47


At a French Patisserie you are spoilt for choice Ellan . 🥮

Agree. Where I live there is a very famous cafe And patisserie but to be honest any town in France has at least one patisserie just as good, probably better !!

Lucca Thu 29-Oct-20 12:35:15


Does anyone suffer flytipping in their area.

.? How is this connected to pastries

MawB2 Thu 29-Oct-20 13:35:57


Does anyone suffer flytipping in their area.

Anybody planning on flytipping a Pasteis de Nata can just bring it round to me instead. grin

Lucca Thu 29-Oct-20 13:43:56

Great minds

Bluebellwould Thu 29-Oct-20 13:46:35

Tipping the flies onto the custard tarts 🤢

aggie Thu 29-Oct-20 13:57:21

Lidl stopped stocking these in our store !! Shock horror !, but they do have them back again , they are toooooo nice !

Patsy70 Thu 29-Oct-20 14:00:32

Yes, we love the Portugese tarts, Puzzler61.

Katyj Thu 29-Oct-20 16:17:25

I’ve just found these too Puzzler very tasty 😉

PollyDolly Thu 29-Oct-20 16:22:07

Been to the original bakery in Lisbon, oh what a delight! Nothing quite like an original Belem Tart!

Callistemon Thu 29-Oct-20 16:25:06

I haven't been to Lidl for months but yes, I do like them.

Off to find a recipe now (but it will probably say 'makes 1 dozen tarts')

Callistemon Thu 29-Oct-20 16:26:14

I need puff pastry

AGAA4 Thu 29-Oct-20 16:30:32

They look delicious Puzzler. My kind of treat.

Puzzler61 Thu 29-Oct-20 17:11:22

I just looked at the photo I posted - it looks a little like ET’s head with the tarts being huge eyes 🙄
I promise I’m drinking nothing stronger than apple spritzer!