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Lisbon's love of egg based pastries

Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
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Everywhere you go in Lisbon you'll notice that all pastry shops sell hundreds of different variations of egg based sweets. Back in the middle ages, the church demanded "donations" from every citizen and the poorer ones who couldn't give money would donate eggs. The convents became specialists in the so called "conventual" sweets, which in Portugal means egg based pastries. The tradition has been kept through the centuries.
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by AMantersen

04-15-2015

I love the Portuguese sweet tooth...especially pasteis de belem's egg custards...