Pastel de Tentúgal is a typical sweet of Portugal, which speciality recipe came from the Nossa Senhora da Natividade Convent located in the village of Tentúgal (Centro de Portugal Region). The recipe dates back 1890 when the guest house Hospedaria Dona Maria da Conceição, the only one in the way between Coimbra and Figueira da Foz, began to bake and to sell these sweets that in the past were known as puff pastry sticks. A relative of Mrs. Conceição Faria, who worked as an assistant in the Convent, taught her the recipe and its baking art. Until the 50’s decade of the 20th century, this family was the only one to have the exclusivity rights over the recipe. But soon another baker began to produce and sell these popular sweets, known as “Tentúgal pastries”. Since then production has increased and helped to increase employment and local wealth at Tentúgal town. In 2011 the Pasteis de Tentugal were one of the 20 finalists of the 7 Wonders of Portuguese Cuisine contest.