Spain prides itself on its unique and distinct cuisine, and while their hearty meals will certainly fill you up, we do recommend that you save some space for the desserts – because they’re absolutely amazing..!
Here are five favorite Spanish desserts you must try…
Flan is a type of egg custard topped with caramel sauce. It’s jelly-like in texture, and melts in your mouth. It’s one of those dishes that you’ll be able to finish no matter how full you think you are after the dinner meal.
This is the Catalan version of crème brulée, with a crispy top of burnt sugar, and a soft pudding inside.
Generally prepared on Spain’s Father’s day, but you can find it throughout the whole year as well.
Turrón is a very old traditional sweet of Moorish (Arabic) origin. This almond candy / nougat treat is a typical Christmas sweet in Spain.
While almonds and honey are the main ingredients, it also comes in many different flavors and varieties.
Bunuelos de Viento
Spanish fritters have to be among the best fried snacks there is! Light and fluffy, these fritters filled with egg custard, marmelade or pastry cream literally melt in your mouth!
Another Christmas cookie, the Mantecados are a favorite among locals and something to look forward to every winter.
The rich crumbly cookies have that significant anise flavor that few other cookies manage to balance this well.
Polvo is the Spanish word for dust, and as the name suggests these cookies are very dusty and crumbly in texture.
They’re soft and heavy, made of flour, sugar, milk and nuts – and are very easy to make.
Although traditionally a Christmas cookie, people eat these all year round today.
These are just a few out of many delicious Spanish treats and desserts, enjoy!