Easter fairs showcase delicious Folar cake

Portugal’s famous Folar cake is an essential part of any Easter celebration. Recipes vary from region to region, but it is typically a doughy and sweet type of bread cooked with an egg in the middle to symbolise the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

The Algarve is well-known for its famous variations of the cake, which is the star of a number of fairs taking place this weekend throughout the region.

In the western Algarve, Odeceixe will host a fair featuring the Folar and sweets made by local confectioners.

Taking place from Friday to Sunday (April 14-16), it will also feature entertainment, handicraft, and even Zumba dance lessons.

On the same days, the small town of São Marcos da Serra in Silves will host its own ‘Feira do Folar’, which besides presenting the town’s take on the yummy cake will also include concerts, Fado and religious celebrations.

Last but not least, Quarteira will be presenting a “giant, 100-metre Folar” on Rua Vasco da Gama this Saturday (April 15).

Starting at 3pm, locals and visitors will be able to taste the huge cake created by the pastry team at Duo Doce.

All events are free to attend.