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help me identify a tart from a portuguese bakery!

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help me identify a tart from a portuguese bakery!

lilaki | Apr 26, 2010 08:57 AM

this weekend, my friend showed up with 12 tarts from a portuguese bakery. he knows that i LOVE the egg tarts. however, included in the mix were two tarts that i have not had before. one of them was a coconut tart (i think) with a maraschino cherry on top. the filling looked like it had been piped in. it was okay but nothing to write home about.

the second tart was something that blew my mind. it was sticky. there was no crust. it was shaped like a tart but when i peeled off the paper muffin cup (v sticky), i noticed that it was one big 'blob'. it was pale yellow-ish on the outside but more clear/white/translucent on the inside. when i took a look at the inside (after a few bites), it almost looked like there was a translucent, jelly-like noodle. it was very sweet. i didn't pick up on any nut flavours (i thought it might taste like almond but it didn't). i can't really say what else it tasted like though! i should've taken a picture but I was too busy savouring each bite.

i called my friend to ask him what he bought but doesn't speak portuguese and apparently the person helping him didn't speak english!

sorry if i've butchered the description but i'm hoping SOMEONE out there knows what i ate!!! if you could tell me the name and/or share a recipe, i'd be so grateful!

thanks!!!

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