The art of confectionary in Portugal began with the Arab occupation, which allowed knowledge of sugar to enter our territory very early.
In the XV century, with the overseas Discoveries, many raw materials such as sugar were brought at low prices and this allowed us to use them to create desserts.
Little by little, all over the territory a new art was developed: the art of confectionary.
This art had a particular evolution in convents since religion and desserts always went hand in hand. Some of the richest Portuguese recipes were created in convents with sugar, fruits and spices that were given to the nuns.