Portuguese custard tarts on pretty blue patterned plates

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French bakery manufacturer Bridor has unveiled a range of baked goods inspired by Portugal.

The Panidor range, named after the city in which the baked goods are manufactured by Bridor, includes Pastel de Nata, Bolas de Berlim and a selection of four mini bread rolls. It forms part of the manufacturer’s efforts to showcase the bakery cultures of the world.

The Pastel de Nata taps into rising demand for the Portuguese pastry, particularly in the UK. Bridor’s version is made with free-range eggs, milk, and cream infused with lemon peel and cinnamon sticks. It has a generous filling and is the ideal format for on-the-go consumption, Bridor said.

Chocolate filled doughnuts with a chocolate drink and blueberries

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Also featured in Bridor’s Panidor range is the Bolas de Berlim – a Portuguese version of the renowned Austro-German Berliner, or doughnut. Made with a soft-fried dough that has a slightly honeycomb taste, there are several variants to choose from: the Plain Bola de Berlim in an 80g format, which can be personalised with cream, jam or chocolate; and the Cocoa-Hazelnut Bola de Berlim or a Creamy Bola de Berlim, both of which are 120g.

Available in boxes of 20 and ready-to-serve, the products just need to be defrosted beforehand.

Research shows that 39% of those surveyed by Bridor in Europe regularly consume doughnuts, and of those, 53% say they enjoy them as an afternoon snack. Bridor said the introduction of Bolas de Berlim to a hospitality outlet will pull in consumers looking for an afternoon sweet treat.

The Panidor range is completed with a selection of four mini bread rolls, which weigh in at 33g each. There are several options to choose from including:

  • Rustic Mini Rolls, which are made with a blend of wheat, rye and malted barley flours
  • Cereals & Seeds Mini Rolls, which feature a mix of seeds in the dough such as flax, sesame, sunflower, oat flakes and rye flakes
  • Dark Mini Rolls, made with carob flour
  • Fig & Honey Mini Rolls, which have a slightly sweet note

Rustic bread rolls on a dark slate background

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