Madeiran Cuisine - Desserts

As for dessert, you have various choices, mainly because Madeirans have a sweet tooth. So you could try from:

  • the various delicious puddings ( such as passion fruit pudding, velvet pudding, mango pudding and also all other fruit puddimgs);
  • Bolo de Mel "Honey cake" (a traditional cake, considered to be Madeira's oldest dessert, which could be stored for up to 5 years);
  • Broas de Mel "Honey Scores", Christmas traditions are behind the most popular sweets in Madeira, such as the famous honey cake or these scones, also made with cane molasses extracted from the sugar canes growing in the island.
  • Queijadas, a small cake made of cottage cheese, eggs and sugar;
  • fresh and delicious fruit salads;
  • Family Cake, a traditional cake in Madeira, common in the Christmas season, made of honey and nuts;
  • Capelas de São João, sort of round cake overlapped by another smaller one, very popular at the time of S. John's festival, which is the most important festival of the island;
  • Broas de Mel "Honey Scones", Christmas traditions are behind the most popular sweets in Madeira, such as the famous honey cake or these scones, also made with cane molasses extracted from the sugar canes growing in the island.
  • Madeira Cheesecakes, made with cream cheese, eggs and sugar, the Madeira cupcakes have a conventual origin and are one of the most cherished delicacies among the local sweets.
  • Madeira' Rotten Cake, similar to the typical honey cake. The mode of preparation is similar, just reducing the amount of nuts, or other expensive ingredients, and increasing the spices. Like the honey cake, it can be kept for a whole year.

Just to speak about all this desserts, my saliva is coming to my mouth! But I should warn you: You will cry for more and You will wish that your mouth be bigger!

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Carlos Verdinho
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