Portuguese pastries are variations on the theme of egg yolk and sugar that emerged from convents and monasteries over centuries. Theories abound as to why egg yolk was so abundant (one being that the egg white was needed to starch the habits), and we are thankful that it was: it not only lasts very long when mixed with sugar, but it also offers infinite variety. Oh, and it tastes divine too!
Unique and rare pastries can be found in every single part of the country; at the Gold Rush we offer a selection of our favourites, made by small-scale artisans we know personally.