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Updated on December 31, 2014

Spanish cuisine

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Typical Christmas sweet of Spain.

It is said that these Christmas sweets emerged in Spain in the late sixteenth century, because of the surplus of lard and cereals, as the tradition of eating grapes on New Years Eve.

The basic recipe consists of, among its ingredients, flour, lard, sugar, eggs, cinnamon and sesame. It is also common to add almonds.

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 35 min
Yields: 8

Ingredients

  • 250 grams Flour
  • 150 grams Sugar
  • 175 grams Lard
  • 2 Egg yolks
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon, ground
  • Sesame seeds, raw

Elaboration

  1. In a bowl, mix lard and sugar and whisk until a fine cream.
  2. Stir in cinnamon and a couple of tablespoons of sesame.
  3. Spread the flour on the baking sheet and dry it in the oven at 100 ° C for 5 minutes.
  4. When the flour is cold, incorporate it into the bowl and kneaded until all ingredients are joined.
  5. Stir in egg yolks to the bowl and knead until a smooth dough.
  6. Put the dough on a floured surface and flatten with a rolling pin, giving a thickness of about 1 finger.
  7. Cut pieces of dough, giving it a round, square or oval.
  8. Cover your sweets with sesame seeds.
  9. Deposit sweets on a baking sheet covered with teflon.
  10. Bake sweet with a preheated oven at 185 ° C for about 20 minutes. Let cool sweets and once cold, the you can wrap in tissue paper or save them in a box to present it to your guests.

Nutritional information.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 unit
Calories 107
Calories from Fat63
% Daily Value *
Fat 7 g11%
Saturated fat 4 g20%
Unsaturated fat 3 g
Carbohydrates 10 g3%
Sugar 5 g
Fiber 03 g12%
Protein 1 g2%
Cholesterol 13 mg4%
Sodium 48 mg2%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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