Every day at tea time we learn a little more about Portugal. It started with queque, little muffins which are lovely to have with tea. I’m sure Proust would have approved. Then we discovered the Pasteis de Nata. These little custard tarts were so good that it took us a couple of days to move on. Even after that, we got a little hung up on various queijadas, which are filled tarts. The Pasteis de Nata are just one example. We had one filled with passion fruit, another with apricots and topped with roasted almonds.
But yesterday at tea time we discovered a wonderful bread with a sweet coconut topping which is called, very poetically, Pao Deus. The web is full of recipe after recipe for this wonderful tea-time delicacy.
It seems to me that if I were to be in Portugal for another two weeks I would be able to walk into a pastelaria and order a snack without having to point at things.
food posts always make me smile.. let me go check out the recipe to see whether I can replicate.. little buns of heaven with a sprinkle of coconut shavings.. 🙂 Custard tarts.. 🙂 I’ve had something called custard bombs, almost like the popular lava cake with custard oozing out of it.. 🙂
Happy cooking. If you like it, please blog about it.
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whenever I do, will do.. 🙂 loved the concept enough to try sooner.