It is also not clear why pastry should be enjoyed on the beach.
For some it is the sweet salty mixture, due to the salt on the mouth after swimming, that makes the pastry so delicious. Others think that the sugar that sprinkles it sticks to your fingers, but that you can immediately get rid of it in the ocean.
So many good pretexts to taste the famous Bola de Berlim, the pastry shop associated with summer, the beach, idleness!
It is a biscuit, fried like a doughnut and sprinkled with sugar before opening it in half and filling it with pastry cream. Note that the German original is mainly filled with red fruit jam.
The best beaches near Lisbon to enjoy this delicious pastry shop? Caparicain the south of Lisbon but especially Carcavelos, near cascais-Estoril.
The “Bola de Berlim” can be found all along the Portuguese coast.
Price: between 1.5 and 2 euros.