Thursday, September 6, 2012

Portugal....and Pasteles de Belem!


In every place that we have been, we eat something that after makes us remember those days. Few years ago, we visited Portugal. A beautiful country, tasty food, and wonderful people. Some of the flavours that are still in my mind not only are bacalau, olive oil, wine, but also Pasteles de Belem....

A sweet, savory, delicate piece of heaven....that is how I describe these tasty sweet.....

I have tried many recipes, but when I saw this one in Labidu's blog, and she saw from Belen's blog, I knew I have to make it. Why? Because the way they shape the dough to make the recipient of the cream. I knew it was the right recipe.

It was one of the hottest week of the summer, and although I promise myself not to turn on the oven.....I couldn't resist the temptation.....Yes.....they are fabulous, and I will make them more than once....Thanks Labidu and Belen! Thank you very much!!

Puff pastry home made (I used 175 grams of flour and 175 grams of butter to make 12 Pasteles de Belem)
Filling according to Labidu and Belen
I don't have individual molds, I used my mold for muffins. I made 12 pasteles.

Buy your puff pastry or make it at home. Roll it, and cut it in 2.5 cms width.

Carefully, smash with your hand the dough
Grease the muffin tins, place the dough and shape it. Place the filling. Cook it according to the instructions....ENJOY!!



  1. Pues te han quedado preciosos, y seguro que riquisimos, con esta receta de estas dos grandes de la cocina no hay duda de que son un exito asegurado. Besicos

  2. que rico el pastel y que hermosa la fotos