After all the happiness of the carnival events, Spain starts getting ready for the Holy Week. This traditional festival, fill up the bakeries with all kind of delicious dessert. Delicatessens only available at this time of the year. Easter is a great time to taste this unique gastronomy. Sugar lovers only. Read more about “Semana Santa”
Our top 10 Easter sweets:
MONAS DE PASCUA
In a couple of weeks, it will be easy to buy the ring shape cake with boiled eggs on top. Yes, eggs on top. Available in the patisseries of Valencia and Castilla la Macha region.
The most popular sweet in Semana Santa. Every pastry chef or every grandma have their own recipe. The main ingredients are: bread slices, milk, cinnamon, lemon, a good liquor, sugar, eggs and flour.
The sweetmeats in the south of Spain when the Easter time arrives. Pestiños are very easy to make and the ingredients are probably already in your kitchen – regular flour, sesame seeds, white wine and oil. Roll, cut and fry. Once fried, dip them in warm honey and enjoy!
Fluffy and soft dough , similar to the donuts middle part, that could be filled with pastry cream, egg custard or marmalade.
“Leche frita” dessert is truly a Spanish classic dessert recipe. It is a sweet and cold milk-pudding. Delicious choice if you are in the North of Spain.
It is the oldest recipe from the Holy week with an Arabic background. In Algodonales, small town famous for this Easter sweet, says that eating ganotes is the best therapy for everythin:. for the face wrinkles, for a winter flu, to grow up strong and healthy….
FRUTAS DE SARTE
Another antique pastry from the Sephardim cuisine, culture that long time ago was living in Spain. It is a very delicate dessert that you will find in the restaurant menus in Castilla la Mancha and Andalucía region.
ROSQUETES DE MIEL
Honey pastries from the south of Spain.
BOLLOS DE SEMANA SANTA
Who don’t know about the hot cross buns? There is also a Spanish version of these sweets. The “Bollos de Semana Santa” are made with sesame seed, almonds and cinnamon.
Another Easter delicatessen. It is base of flour dough and filled with the sweeter sauce “Cabello de angel”.
I hope you enjoy this sweet selection. This is another reason to visit Spain”