You will see the city like a local and see the best attractions in Lisbon. A crème caramel or ‘flan’ is as you guessed it, a custard dessert, with a layer of caramel topping. While living in Portugal I’ve quickly discovered how much the Portuguese and myself love indulging in desserts! Toulouse-Lautrec didn’t call it chocolate mousse initially, but instead called it chocolate mayonnaise. treacle or molasses. Tentação, which translates as temptation, is a Portuguese dessert that tastes quite similar to Tiramisu, although there are lots of different variations on this recipe that alter the flavour (e.g. It all depends of your preferences. There are several ways to serve this dessert. The Portuguese recipes all tend to use very dark chocolate, so it’s quite rich and decadent. Most people believe the dish was originally called Malakoff, which was the name of a major battle that was fought during the Crimean War, and later was renamed during WWII after Russian politician Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Molotov. In this article, I will be sharing with you my top 10 Portuguese desserts! This convent cake from Central Portugal involves a sweet almond and egg filling wrapped inside incredibly fine filo pastry. do you have the recipe for these cavacas? I learned how to make these on a Lisbon cooking class. Shaped like a lamprey fish, this Portuguese dessert is made from 50 egg yolks and lots of sugar, decorated with candy to give a face to the sea creature. If you want you can also join our food tour in Lisbon! I so regret not sampling some of these things when I was just in Portugal. Anna also lived in Madrid for a year. So, the list goes on! Tarte de Maçã is an apple tart and, like mousse de chocolate and arroz doce, there’s a chance you’ve had this dessert before: there’s no real difference between the recipe for Portuguese apple tart and those found in other countries. Serradura means sawdust pudding, referring to the ground-up Maria biscuits. Recipe here. Best tried at Piriquita or Queijada da Sapa, which have been preparing the local delicacy for over 200 years! Pêras bebidas are one of the lighter Portuguese desserts. If you're interested in visiting or moving to Portugal, why not get my free insider tips and resources by email? To the uninitiated, they might not look that special but trust me, and those who love them, there’s more to Portuguese cakes and desserts than meets the eye. Sorry I can’t help with the name of the Cinnamon bread, never seen it before, must be a regional cake I never tried. Well, any more anyway. However, it still is one of the most popular desserts in Portugal. The Bolo-rei start being seen at bakeries and pastry stores from the beginning of December until mid-January. I don’t know if anyone really knows what the ‘fruit’is They are good though. I couldn’t find one using Google. You won’t have any trouble finding it around the country. It’s one of the nicest desserts: not just in the Algarve, but in the whole of Portugal. It’s simple and oh, so nice. In the north many eat them with a glass of port. Go ahead and fill those hungry bellies! The original recipe from Jerónimos Monastery in Lisbon was sold to a local bakery and they own the rights to the secret recipe and the name Pastel de Belém. This is definitely one of Portugal’s most unusual desserts: it’s a dessert made with egg yolks and sugar and shaped like a lamprey fish. The locals love to have one or two with their coffee. See you soon! Also, if you happen to go to the beach and see someone yelling and selling “bolas de berlim“, buy one! Meanwhile, grease each muffin tray's cup with butter and line with puff pastry. Portugalist covers everything from things to do, eat, and drink to places to stay and advice on moving here and making Portugal your permanent home. Pardina lentils with white wine, Serrano ham and pimentón by Rick Stein. Did you manage to pick up a copy of “Fabrico Próprio – The Design of Portuguese Semi-industrial Confectionery”? One day she only had a few eggs and condensed milk, so she made a dessert with these two ingredients. The recipe of the Pão de ló was born in the eighteenth century. Bola-de-Berlim … it means Ball of Berlin ….