Delicious Spanish Desserts – A Few Of The Very Popular Spanish Desserts
[I:http://iulren.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/TorresFernando44.jpg]Spanish desserts are truly amazing and it appears that there is a sweet shop in every corner in Spain. Passing by, you’ll see a a number of beautiful, mouth-watering types of sweets.. Combined with the aroma as you walk by, it is tough to not step in for a better look and taste. Besides splendid pastries, there are numerous classic or traditional Spanish desserts, so this list includes some of very loved sweets in Spain.
Mantecados – Traditional Spanish Crumble Cakes Say “mantecados” to a Spaniard and observe their eyes widen recollecting those rich flaky cookies they eat at Christmas. They really are a real favorite. And, not surprisingly – they are so soft, they’ll literally melt in your mouth. Light, with a soft anise taste, words cannot do them justice. You’ll need to personally bake them to find out why they are a Spanish favorite and why no Spanish home is without “mantecados” during Christmas!
Turrn – Spanish Almond Candy Turrn is a very old, conventional sweet of Moorish (Arabic) foundation. This Spanish Almond Candy or Nougat is a customary Christmas delicacy in Spain. Made primarily from almonds and honey, it comes in an ample assortment of textures and flavors.
Flan – Custard with Caramel Sauce Vanilla egg custard, topped with caramel sauce is one of the very popular desserts, served anywhere in Spain.
Catalan Cream – Crema Catalana Catalan Cream or Crema Catalana is the Catalan variety of the creamy and soft “crme brule.” It is also called “Crema de Sant Joseph” or St. Joseph’s Cream, traditionally prepared on March 19th, St. Joseph’s Day. (St. Joseph’s Day is Father’s Day in Spain and other Catholic countries.)
Polvorones – Almond Cookies Rich and flaky, these conventional “polvorones” is a scrumptious cookie, especially famous during the Christmas season. As the name suggests, they’re “dusty” – very rich and practically melt in your mouth!
Churros – Spanish Fritters “Churros” are fritters that look like big French fries, but taste very different. The best way to explain them is to say that they are the Spanish equivalent of doughnuts. Instead of a ring like a doughnut, “churros” are lengthy and erect and typically have ridges. They are sliced into lengths and topped with honey or sugar. Served with thick hot chocolate, they are undeniably a preferred late-night Spanish dessert or even breakfast!