Golden Boat

Pastel de Feijão de Viseu

(6 customer reviews)



Awarded 1 Star in the Great Taste Awards 2020.

A treat from central Portugal that is as simple as it is delicious. All it takes is some haricot beans and caramelised egg yolk, sugar and flour. And a bit of magic.

Golden Boats are rare pastries from Viseu in Central Portugal, known in Portuguese as Pastéis de Feijão de Viseu, combining a crispy pastry with a soft sweet filling made with puréed white beans and egg jam. They taste sweet with a savoury hint, and come individually wrapped. The recipe used to make them dates back to the mid 1950s, and is known to only two families.

INGREDIENTS: yeast-free WHEAT flour, sugar, water, conserved haricot beans [haricot beans, water, salt and antioxidant (E-385); contains SULPHITES], EGG yolk, margarine [vegetable fats (palm fat, hydrogenated palm fat, partially hydrogenated palm fat), vegetable oils (karité, rapeseed), water, salt, acidity regulator, citric acid, sodium citrate, powdered MILK serum (LACTOSE), emulsifiers (mono and diglycerides, lecithin), potassium sorbate, flavouring, anti-oxidant (natural extract rich in tocopherols, ascorbyl palmitate), colouring (carotenes)], salt.
(For allergens see ingredients in BOLD)


Energy 366KCal
Fat 9.5g
Saturates 4.9g
Carbohydrate 65.2g
Sugars 51.3g
Fibre 1.2g
Protein 4.4g
Salt 0.6g

6 reviews for Golden Boat

  1. David

    I just bought one of these Golden Boats walking past Spitalfields Market. I have to say it was unexpectedly good. I would certainly recommend these to anyone looking for a tasty treat. Also I got that special feeling from the owner telling me they really passionate about their product and they have put a lot of love and care behind this.

    • admin

      Hi David, I am glad you enjoyed the Golden Boats. Yes, this is a labour of love, and I am delighted that it is slowly starting to be recognised. Please do come see me again to try the rest of the line, which I promise you will love too.

  2. Caroline Wilson

    I tried a Golden Boat at the Chelsea Market. It was absolutely delicious! I will be back to try more pastries!

  3. Elaine

    this is one of the most delicious sweet things I’ve ever eaten! I want to send some to each of my sisters – do you sell these online? if not, why not??!!

    • admin

      Hello Elaine, thanks for the great feedback. We hesitate to send the Golden Boats by Royal Mail because they are likely to be damaged in transit, but our other options are very robust and ship everywhere in the UK.

  4. Paulo

    Delicious treat – bought one of them at a pop up in my office building and regret not having bought a box load! Thanks for bringing these to us!

    • admin

      It was our pleasure. And if you desperately need some more, you can find us at One New Change, just up the street from the Walbrook Building, every Friday. We also hope to return to your building before Christmas, and look forward to providing you with some more Golden Boats.

  5. Monica

    Amazing and very delicate sweets! You all should try it. I’ve never tried something so nice….

    • admin

      Thank you, Monica! We are delighted to read that the Golden Boats hit the spot.

  6. Susie

    Both the kids and we loved these!

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