A traditional Aveiro confection made of a delicious “sweet egg-yolk paste” wrapped in a wafer-thin pastry shaped like oysters, clams, cowries and fish, as a tribute to the maritime traditions of the region.
The “Soft Eggs from Aveiro” are an outstanding example of this fine art, and come either in pure paste form inside miniatures of the wooden barrels carried by the local fishing and transport boats that ply the "Ria de Aveiro" routes, or enclosed in a wafer-thin pastry shaped like oysters, clams, cowries and fish, as a tribute to the maritime traditions of the region.
3 Soft eggs myths conservation
1. Soft eggs do not require cold environment
In fact the origin of this sweet had as first priority the use and conservation of the plenty egg yolks existent in convents, hence using sugar in high temperatures cooking was enough to ensure optimal preservation at room temperature, since at that time there was no way of refrigeration.
2. Soft eggs should be stored at room temperature sealed in the box avoiding air and light exposure. Its shelf life is about 15 days.
Indeed conservation in the refrigerator changes the filling ideal conditions. Cold leads to sugar crystallization, which subverts the pleasure of proof which should be creamy without beads.
3. However you can freeze them within the box and take it out 4/6 hours before consumption placing it at room temperature. Herewith who can resist these Aveiro awarded and delicious temptations to freeze.
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