Azorean Sweet Treats: Queijadas de Vila Franca do Campo
Nuns of the old Convent of Santo André, in São Miguel Island, created a recipe that became one of the most wanted typical sweets from the Azores. Since the 16th century, when the Convent was built, this recipe has been enjoyed by many generations of Azoreans.
Nowadays, the recipe is no longer produced by the Convento, but by two families that keep the original recipe in secret. The main ingredients are milk, eggs (mostly the yolk, the whites were use to starch clothes) and the sugar, which creates a unique texture and an unmistakable flavor.
Make sure you try one (or two!) ‘Queijadas de Vila Franca do Campo’, one of the most precious treasures of the sweets to hail from a Portuguese .