Papos de Anjo is Portuguese which literally means "angels breasts, chins, throats, or tummy" . In cooking, Papos de Anjo refers to Portugal's s yellow-colored egg cakes in syrup; a name given to a very special little cake which recipe dates back to the13th century. In Portugal, Papos-de-Anjo are also known as Doces Conventuais, or "sweets from the convent". This cake saved many convents from ruin when they were threatened during the civil wars of the mid-nineteenth century. After being stripped of all their possessions, the nuns' only recourse for survival was to do what they knew best - make sweets and sell them.

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