pastéis de belém

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pastel de Belém

One of the highlights of my trip to Portugal was a visit to Antiga Confeitaria de Belém, considered the mecca of portuguese egg tarts. Normally you can get custard tarts in any Portuguese snack bar by asking for “pastéis de nata”, but the best ones are to be found at this bakery, served warm out of the oven, and specially called pastéis de Belém.

An excellent description of this Portuguese institution/legend can be found on Leite’s Culinaria.

  1. Jay

    I am *totally* jealous. My favourite pastry-thing of all time, I think.