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We come today to heartily wish you all happy holidays, especially a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
And what better way to do it than with a platter of Filhós? What are Filhós, you may be promptly asking? Why, it’s one of Portugal’s traditional Christmas treats, a delicious fried dough pastry.
You can typically have them sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar or drizzled in honey, and there’s always an eloquent discussion among Filhó aficionados about the best way to eat them: hot or cold (definitely hot!).
This little fritter is a must in the Iberian Peninsula but it has reached out to far places like Brazil and even Japan!
One of the things we also love about the Filhó, is the historical fact that its name comes from the Latin word Foliola, meaning little leaf.
We instantly got to ask, what’s your country’s delicious, fried dough delicacy? Are you having some during this season? We sincerely hope you do!
Until next time, we dearly wish you all again a very Merry Season and… have a Filhó!