Travel Photo of the Day: Pastel de Nata
These bite-size treats are prized pastries of Portuguese origin
If you want to eat like a local in Portugal, then seek out a pastel de nata, the popular bite-size custard tart that’s easily found in bakeries across the country.
Tarts from the Pastéis de Belém bakery in Lisbon are particularly praised for their authenticity, since the 200-year-old establishment is believed to bake an original recipe developed my nuns at the Jerónimos Monastery. The religious order disbanded during the 1820 revolution and the recipe was sold to a confectioner.
Although one might have to travel to Lisbon to taste this particular recipe, variations of the simple and delicious tart can be found in regions worldwide with a significant Portuguese influence, including Macau, Brazil, Canada, France, and Luxembourg.
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