In Other News – 2 September 2014

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I don’t have much of a sweet tooth; desserts and other sugar-laden confectionary are far less likely to get a rise out of me as much as a savoury snack – but every so often I get a craving for something sweet. And if there’s any one sweet thing that ignites the fires in my belly, it’s custard. Yes, that beautiful blend of dairy, eggs and sugar gets my taste buds all wet.

Often used as a filling in tarts, pastries and pies, there’s to my mind no better application for custard than the Portuguese custard tart, the Pastéis de Nata. Delightfully light, fluffy pastry cups are filled with a sugared egg-yolk custard  and baked, producing the most moreish little morsels.

Their origin is actually quite an interesting one. As with many Portuguese pastries, they found their origins in the clergy. Monks in Santa Maria de Belém in Lisbon used egg whites to starch and stiffen their clothing and linen – leaving them with large quantities of unused yolks. These yolks ended up being used in the myriad pastries and confectionaries we get from Portugal.

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Though you can find Pastéis de Nata anywhere that significant numbers of Portuguese folk gather, the very best to my mind can be got from a bakery in Queen Street in Johannesburg’s Kensington; Pastelaria Princesa. If you do go, make sure to try out their Prego rolls; the rolls themselves smothered in a garlic butter that marries beautifully with their marinated prego steaks. I also heartily recommend their Jesuita pastries (also, as their name implies, finding their roots in religion); another delectable custard pastry.

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Just make sure you leave with at least a half dozen of the Pastéis de Nata. You will want more.

Here’s the news we didn’t post because we were f*%king dis-custard.

In Other News:

News

Titanfall’s pilot-only mode goes live today
Beyond: Two Souls PS4 trophies emerge, director’s cut reported
Majority of Dark Souls 2 messages are helpful apparently
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call demo waiting in the wings
In Japan, PS Plus members get access to 250 PSP games this year
Tekken team reveals Project Morpheus game, Summer Lesson
Mighty No 9 playable beta launches today
Atari reveals Haunted House Cryptic Graves

Stuff

Over 600 game creators call for an end to hateful and harassing speech
Playing Moby Dick: The Card Game
Cosplaying as the witch of the wilds

Videos

Mighty No 9 – Gameplay trailer
Sonic Boom – Shattered Crystal trailer
Let It Die – TGS trailer

What’s on at The Movies

Bryan Fuller talks more about American Gods
Dammit Chloe! 24 may be getting a movie after all
You should be watching  – Vikings
The JJ Abrams Superman movie was nuts
Meet the new flock on the block in this trailer for Shaun The Sheep
Michael Bay revs up some Cosmic Motors
When you look at this trailer and posters for Horns, you see a devil

Last Updated: September 2, 2014

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • WarframedSquirrel

    Oh man I love those custard things in the header… I just can’t find any decent ones in my area though 🙁

    • Unavengedavo

      Are they the same as these cream filled éclairs?
      http://youtu.be/R9UqEU1C4fA

      • Anonymous

        They rather use the “egg white” to “starch” their clothing.

  • Mossel

    All these images made me super wet…in and around my mouth.

    • Admiral Chief Assassin

      O_O

      • Mossel

        Don’t act like you didn’t lick your lips!

        • Admiral Chief Assassin

          I didn’t tbh

    • Hammersteyn

      I feel a stirring… in the depths of my empty stomach!

    • Sith JJ

      Same thing happens to me every time I visit a wine farm. I think reasons differ though.

  • Admiral Chief Assassin

    Martha and Sandy must be proud!

    • hairyknees

      Who do you think rustled up these images? I ate them all… FOR SCIENCE!

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Great. Just what I needed to see before heading off to klap it. Bastard 😛

    • I am more concerned why Geoff has a thing for diaries…

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        I’m assuming it’s because he’s such a Vampire Diaries fangirl.

  • Mossel

    Tasty Tuesday just made me realize something…IT’S ONLY FUCKING TUESDAY!!!

    • Admiral Chief Assassin

      Indeed, nothing cocks up your Friday worse than realising it is ONLY TUESDAY!!!

    • Hammersteyn

      Yeah, they should move it to Thursday. Boobs makes me feel a lot better than food does.

    • Tell me about it!

    • Sith JJ

      Pure evil

  • He eats diaries?! The monster!

  • Hammersteyn

    That Project Morpheus game Summer Lesson….. where’s @umarbastra:disqus ?

    • BacchusZA

      “Summer Lesson puts players in the bedroom of a schoolgirl, where they then socialise and interact with her…….”

      “No further game details have been provided, other than a basic gesture
      system in which the player is able to communicate with the girl by
      nodding or shaking their head…..”

      Made in Japan?
      Teenage schoolgirl in a short skirt?

      Top couple of buttons undone on her blouse?

      I can see absolutely NOOOOOOO way at all in which this might go in horribly innapropriate directions…..

      You have to love the Japanese, really……

      • Hammersteyn

        And you use a VR headset O_o

    • PERSONA 5!!!! (Umar)

      busy playing it…..*fap fap fap*

      • Hammersteyn

        Hahaha that’s our Umar

  • WarframedSquirrel

    Oooo I’m going to be in the area of that place soon…. *rubs hands together*

    • You’re in for a treat 😛

      • WarframedSquirrel

        lol I see what you did there.

    • hairyknees

      BUY ALL THE THINGS!

      • WarframedSquirrel

        I grew up in a predominately Porra area in JHB… so there’s a high chance of that happening lol

  • Bianca

    Best custard pastries I’ve ever eaten were in Mozambique. For some reason they manage to make them so irresistible and delicious that if you come back to your little beach house with a box containing 10, people discard any type of formality and become barbarians.
    Ok. No that’s just me.

  • Mark Treloar

    Because your taste buds are usually dry?

  • Skyblue

    So I hate the food pics and the new look of the site, sorry, my opinion.

    Mighty No. 9 is looking sweet!

  • Skyblue

    2nd September and PSN still only offering us August PS+ games…?

  • Kensei Seraph

    I ate breakfast less than an hour ago and now I’m craving custard tarts.
    Geoff you magnificent custardy bastard.

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