Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Ovos Moles de Aveiro

Ovos Moles de Aveiro (soft eggs from Aveiro) is a local sweet very well-known and appreciated in the country, from Aveiro, Portugal, made of egg yolks and sugar.

It is a regional sweet from the traditional pastry of Aveiro, whose formula and method of production is due to the original nuns from various convents that existed there until the nineteenth century - Dominicans, Franciscans and Carmelites. The nuns used the egg white to ironing clothes, while the gems, not to be wasted, constituted the basis for the making of the candy. After the extinction of these convents, the manufacture of these soft eggs remained, thanks to these ladies educated by the nuns. Since the beginning of the line of railway Porto-Lisboa which is traditionally its sale during stoppage of trains at the Aveiro train station, made by women wearing regional costumes.

The "mass of fresh eggs” are sold in wooden barrels painted externally with moliceiros and other themes of the Ria de Aveiro (Aveiro Lagoon). Also comes in ceramic bowls  involved in the wafer (special pastry from wheat flour), molded in various forms of marine elements such as clams, fish, shells and snails, which can be passed by a sugar syrup to make them opaque and provide more consistency.

Since 2006, it’s a product with Protected Geographical Indication.


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