( Easter )Folar Cakes and Sugar Almonds

During Easter week, fairs are held across the whole of the Algarve featuring the renowned images cake 2Folar-pascoa-Portuguese-Eastern-sweet-cakeFolar cake. As traditional to Portugal as the Easter Egg is to Northern Europe, the cake is sweet, moist and topped with a hard boiled egg still in the shell.  Sugared almonds are another Easter favourite and are given as gifts for children – adults too munch their way through as many of them as they can.