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    Doçaria Pastries and Desserts

    With the production of sugar cane and resulting sugar trade between Europe, Africa and Asia in the 15th century, as well as cultivation of other new agricultural products, the pastries and desserts of the region became very diversified and somewhat exotic. Sugar, which was in abundant supply in the region and of very good quality was referred to as “white gold” in 15th century writings and was a source of wealth for the island in the 15th and 16th centuries.

    The climate makes it possible to grow a wide variety of fruits, such as Surinam cherries, Cattley guavas, custard apples, avocados, passionfruit and bananas, among others. These fruits are often used to make delicious puddings, cakes, liqueurs and sorbets.

    Some of the regional specialities include bolo de mel (honey spice cake), queijadas (sweet cheese tarts), broas de mel (molasses biscuits) and passionfruit pudding.




    A Fábrica de Bolachas Saborável / The Saborável Biscuit Factory

    Born in 1905 in the city center of Funchal, gives the city a variety of products made with traditional recipes. The Biscuit Factory Saborável features 160 products including cookies, sugarcane honey-syrup biscuits and sweets made with regional products.

    Location: Rua dos Ferreiros, nº206/207
    Tel: +351 291 222 565
    Email: saboravel@sapo.pt

    Fábrica Santo António / Santo Antonio Factory

    Working for more than 120 years Santo António Factory delights daily the inhabitants of Funchal with the aroma of the sweet.
    It offers its customers confectionary very diverse and always traditional. Their pastries sold to the weight pass through marmalade, biscuits, sugarcane honey-syrup biscuits, pastries and the traditional honey cake, made from sugar cane honey. Still having regional fruit sorbets.

    Location: Travessa do Forno, nº27/29
    Tel.: 291 220 255
    Email: fabrica.sto.antonio@netmadeira.com

    Outros Gastronomy

    banner Funchal, the capital of the Madeira archipelago, was declared a city in the 1500s, and became an important point between the old and new worlds. The laid-back city owes much of its historical prominence to the white gold, the Madeiran sugar. Today Funchal is known for its appealing temperatures, wine and crafts. Top spots to visit include the open Worker's Market, Blandy's Wine Lodge and the Sacred Art Museum. Friendly locals, walkable streets and cheap taxis make the city easy to get around. SEE ON TRIPADVISORseta Mapa Turístico do Funchal

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