17/02/2008

#48 - Pasteis de Belém


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In 1837, the baking of the 'Pasteis de Belém' was begun in buildings joined to the refinery, following the ancient 'secret recipe' from the monastery. Passed on and known exclusively to the master confectioners who hand-crafted the pastries in the 'secrets room', this recipe remained unchanged to the present day. In fact, the only true 'Pasteis de Belém' contrive, by means of a scrupulous selection of ingredients, to offer even today the flavour of the ancient portuguese confectionary industry.

8 comments:

Carraol said...

This place looks wonderful and cozy!

oldmanlincoln said...

Nice place to stop and get a drink.

Petrea said...

A beautiful room. I love the ceiling and the high cabinets.

Luis F said...

Parabens pelas imagens e por dar a conhecer o que de bom há em Portugal...

Julie at Virtual Voyage said...

Great tour - I would love to try some!

Sonia said...

Que beleza de estabelecimento! Lindas as fotos, mostrando o belo teto e os encantadores azulejos!

Um abraço de São Paulo, Brasil. Tendo tempo dê uma passada no meu blog, Leaves of Grass.

materfamilias said...

I've heard so much about these culinary treasures, I can't wait to try them for myself in June.

pastel lover said...

Oh, God. I love those pasteis so much. I don't know whether they are better with chocolate milk or with espresso. When they are fresh and warm . . . so delicious.