This golden and crisp circle, awakens incredible sensations when you bite it !!! Pastel de Belém or Pastel de Nata, is an icon of Portugal, so you can not miss it, it is easily found in any pastry shop, but the most famous is the pastel de belém, which you should eat in Belém.

The story In 1837, in Belém, near the Jeronimos Monastery, in an attempt to make a living, the clergy of the monastery put up some cream puffs for sale. At that time, Belém and Lisboa were two distinct locations with access secured by steamboats. The presence of the Jeronimos Monastery and Belém Tower attracted countless tourists who contributed to spread the Belém pastels. Following the liberal revolution of 1820, in 1834 the monastery closed. The convent’s confectioner decided to sell the recipe to the Portuguese businessman from Brazil Domingos Rafael Alves, continuing to this day in the possession of his descendants. Initially, the pastries were offered for sale at a sugar refinery near the Jeronimos Monastery. In 1837 the premises were inaugurated in an annex, then transformed into a pastry shop, “The Old Confectionery of Belém”. Both the original recipe and the name “Pastéis de Belém” are patented.

Sit , relax put cinnamon on the pastel de nata and enjoy …