Maravilhas (Custard Pastries)

June 14, 2011

This recipe brings back so many wonderful memories.A Portuguese classic, creamy and sweet “bet you can’t eat just one even though you should” recipe.If you are looking for low calorie or low fat this is not it,but  once in a while these warm the soul.Courtesy of my longtime friend,Fatima,who is pure Portuguese,this recipe has been passed on for many generations in  her family.She was kind enough to make a batch and take some photos for me to blog them. Maravilhas translates to “marvelous”. And they are,as is my longtime friend.Thank you Fatima,not just for doing this but for being there for me always.I love you!

  • 3 cups milk
  • 2 ¾ Cup suagr
  • 9 1/4 T. Flour
  • 1 1/2 T.Cornstarch
  • 6 T.stick butter melted, minus 1/8 one line(then cool or chill in frig a few minutes) ok to sub margerine
  • 3 eggs

Blend all ingredients.

Grease & Flour 2 trays of cup cake tins. The best thing to use is Baker’s Joy, which is basically PAM that includes four…the best!
Make sure you spray the bottom & all away around the sides,or they will be difficult to remove.

Pour into greased and floured cup cake tins.Bake in pre-heated 350 oven for 35 – 45 minutes, or until the top is golden brown.

Remove, and use a knife to go around each tin to loosen them.Allow to cool a few minutes, then remove and serve or chill.
They are “marvelous” chilled, if not served warm.(You will not want to pass up one right out of the oven!R.) They look pretty with just a bit of powdered sugar on them.

Fatima also suggests for when they are being served “fancy” a fresh raspberry coulis and fresh rapberries on top to contrast with the sweetness. After blogging these tonight,I know I will be making them soon. Enjoy one of my favorite desserts from one of my favorite friends ❤

Hope you get to make some soon.


One comment

  1. Have always loved custard and this is a delicious and different way to serve it. Miss P

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