Top Secret Tarts: Guarding Portugal’s Culinary National Treasure

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Guarded behind lock and key in the back of a small pastry factory in Belém, Portugal, sits a 180-year-old secret. Currently, only six people know the recipe for “Pastéis de Belém,” among the oldest—and perhaps even the original—egg custard tarts.

 

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Top Secret Tarts: Guarding Portugal’s Culinary National Treasure

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