On this page you will find all of our Spanish dessert recipes including popular classics such as Crema Catalana and Churros. We will also have modern versions of old classics such as Torta de Santiago and some new recipes that you may not have seen before like our Catalan Jam Sandwich.
Spain has a delicious variety of cakes, desserts, biscuits and pastries available. Many are sold in pastelerias (right) that will often have fantastic window displays designed to lure you in from the street. These shops will also sell bread, preserves and sometimes even wine. Many larger pastelerias will also have space to sit and drink coffee and can be used as meeting places to catch up on the local gossip and to stock up on bread, cakes and wine.
Some of the most popular Spanish pastry dishes such as Churros and ensaimadas (from Majorca) can be enjoyed at any time of the day but are often eaten at breakfast time; the Spanish love to start the day with sweet hit of sugar energy!
Cakes are not often served as dessert after a main meal in Spain but are generally eaten as a snack with coffee or home-made for special occasions such as Christmas, birthdays and the many religious fiestas and festivals that take place across Spain throughout the year. Everyday desserts can often consist of fruit served simply with juice or yogurt or a plate of good qaulity cheese and bread served with marmalade, fruit preserves or membrillo (quince paste).
A popular treat in Valencia is Turrón; a delicious nougat made with honey, sugar, egg whites and almonds. It is sold it bars as a snack or occasionally in cake form and can be either hard of soft depending on the recipe. Another popular sweet snack, which is often eaten at Christmas, is Guirlache.
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