25 December 2009

Portuguese Christmas Sweets

In my recent vacations, I went to my hometown and took some pictures of Portuguese sweets to share with Portuguese Menu readers:




Some of my hometown, Setúbal, typical sweets: "Bolinhos Secos de Amêndoa", "Tiras de Laranja", "Esses" and one bottle of "Moscatel" sweet wine.





Traditional Portuguese Christmas cake made with different type of fruits, called "Bolo Rei" (King Cake). Pastelaria Abrantes.




Another version of "Bolo Rei" made with "Gila" and "Amêndoa".




This picture´s quality isn´t as good as the previous ones but I want to post it anyway because it´s the only one I took that shows "Laço de Natal".
This Christmas I made "Azevias" and "Filhós". I will post pictures of my Christmas sweets later.
A Sweet Christmas to all!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

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WizzyTheStick said...

My mom is 3rd generation Portuguese but the culture here has been lost. I am trying to learn a bit about the food so I am very excited to have found this blog!

Empty Streets said...

I always get hungry here heheh :)
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Anonymous said...

Hi I'm trying to find a receipe for a sweet that i ate when I was a kid in Hong Kong both my grand parents and parents are Portuguese and they dont know the receipe. It was called alua, I think it was served during the christmas time. If you know I'll check back to your blog? Thanks in advance