Category Archives : Desserts


Quince Jelly

Quince Jelly Quince jelly or membrillo is a typical Spanish dessert. It consists of a very sweet, dense jelly made with the fruit of the quince tree. Quince paste is usually eaten with cheese, such as  Manchego.   Ingredients 1 kg/2 lbs quince fruit Juice from half a lemon 1.5 l/6 cups water Half a cinnamon […]

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Torrijas (Bread Pudding)

Torrijas are similar to French toasts, but the bread slices are soaked in milk, coated with egg and then fried. Because of that, torrijas are soft on the inside and crispy on the outside. Sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar, every bit is sweet and full of flavor. Apart from being really easy to prepare, the […]

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churros, fritters

Churros

Churros are Spanish fritters. Quick and easy to make, you only have to mix water and flour to prepare the dough, and then fry. To get a sweet touch, they are sprinkled with sugar. Churros are similar to doughnuts, but instead of having a ring shape, they are long and straight or slightly curved. Churros are […]


polvorones, cookies, almond

Polvorones

Polvorones are crumbly almond cookies. They are called like that (“dusty”) because they are covered with powdered sugar. These delicious Spanish cookies are very traditional and especially popular at Christmas. Polvorones just melt in your mouth, and you will melt with them!   Ingredients 350 g/ 12 oz plain flour 100 g/ 4 oz almonds […]


Natillas (Spanish Custard)

Natillas are one of the most popular traditional desserts in Spain. Natillas consist of a smooth yellow cream which tastes of vanilla and cinnamon, although you can also flavor the cream with chocolate or hazelnut, for instance. This recipe is to prepare vanilla-flavored natillas. The preparation is easy and quick, and you will have a great […]

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Ensaimada

Ensaimada is a sweet bread or pastry. It’s spiral-shaped and sprinkled with powdered sugar. It’s typical from Mallorca. This delicious roll is perfect for breakfast, tea time or dessert.  The recipe is easy and you don’t need many ingredients, but you will have to spend some time rolling up the dough and waiting for it to […]

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Flan (Egg Custard)

Flan consists of egg custard topped with caramel sauce. It’s one of the most popular Spanish desserts for its delicious taste and easy preparation method. Flan makes a great finish to any meal because it’s a sweet but light dessert.   Ingredients For the caramel 3 tbsp sugar ½ tbsp water   For the flan […]