Portugal Belem Pastries


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‘Pasteis de Belem’ presentation, Portugal on Thursday, May 04, 2006. In the beginning of the Nin (...)
‘Pasteis de Belem’ presentation, Portugal on Thursday, May 04, 2006. In the beginning of the Nineteenth century, in Belem, next to the Jeronimos Monastery there was a sugar cane refinery linked to a small general store and as the liberal revolution took
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Description ‘Pasteis de Belem’ presentation, Portugal on Thursday, May 04, 2006. In the beginning of the Nineteenth century, in Belem, next to the Jeronimos Monastery there was a sugar cane refinery linked to a small general store and as the liberal revolution took place, back in 1820, monasteries were shut in Portugal. In an attempt to survive, someone from the monastery offered sweet pastries for sale at the shop, which rapidly became know as “Pasteis de Belem”. Since 1837 that the “Pasteis de Belem” confectionary is baking these extravagantly delicious pastries, following the ancient ‘secret receipe’ from the monastery and only know by the master confectioners who handcraft these pastries every day, on an average of 110.00 a week. 140 people work, every day, at the bakery. One of the so called ‘recipe secrets’ is based on the scrupulous selection of ingredients, contributing to the flavor preservation of the Portuguese acient confectionary industry.
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