Sweet sugar almonds to celebrate Easter in the Algarve

In Portugal, the widespread practice of offering a gift to the godchildren at Easter is a Catholic tradition. It is still usual to offer Easter Cake with eggs (“folar com ovos”) or sugar-coated, chocolate or caramelised almonds, to the godchildren, family and friends. One of the meanings of almonds during Easter is the same as the eggs – they are a symbol of fertility and renewal. Continue reading…