Adeus, pastel de nata! Goodbye, cupcakes! Arrivaderci, Italian gelato! We hate to see you go…but we have a new favorite dessert. We are now in love with Miss Pavlova. Popular as a custom order specialty in Porto, Miss Pavlova (aka Ana Maio) is making her crunchy on the outside, soft in the middle and topped with...
Today, we’re going to learn more about two important local products….ovos moles and ceramics. Ovos Moles are sweets that have been delighting Portuguese for hundreds of years. They were first made in convents with only the two basic ingredients, sugar and egg yolks. We will get a close-up view of the production process….and hopefully, participate in the quality assurance taste testing!!
Much has been said about O Melhor Bolo do Chocolate do Mundo (The Best Chocolate Cake in the World). But now, there’s a new cake finding its way into the hearts--and stomachs--of dessert lovers in Portugal. And, it comes with very grandiose name, and a claim: O Melhor Pão de Ló do Universo (The Best Pão de Ló in the Universe)!
Carlos Lopes Bras calls it The Best Chocolate Cake in the World. Hmmm, at Portugal Confidential we like to think we know a lot about what is “the best”…and especially with regard to chocolate! We think Bras’ statement seems quite bold. So, we set out to investigate….