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Saintly Sweets: Nov. 1st, All Saints Day Sweets.

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    Posted: 11 October 2018 at 15:26


El dia de Todos Los Santos, or All Saints Day, is a Spanish National Holiday that is celebrated on November 1st, in accordance with the Roman Catholic traditions that trace back to the 7th century.  Throughout Spain, different regional customs mark this day. 

However,  as with all holidays, one thing remains constant, the confection and consumption of the traditional sweets that hail the arrival of this autumnal event ..

The 3 Most Popular Desserts For November 1st in Spain:

1)  BUÑELOS:  
Buñelos  are essentially dough balls made with flour, butter or lard and eggs fried in Spanish Olive Oil.  

Buñelos signify " puffed up " and these doughy sweets are often attributed to the 10th century  Sephardic Dished called " Bimuelos "  that was later adopted  for the Catholic Saint´s  Day tradition.

The Moorish also ate Buñelos dipped in honey ..


2)  HUESOS DE SANTO: 

These sweets  are associated with Castilla León and are documented in The Francisco Martínez Cookbook, called:   Arte de Cozina. Pasteleria, Vizcocheria y Conserveria in 1611.

The title of the book in English is:  The Art of Cooking, Pastries, Cakes & Preserves.  

This dessert resembles a White slender tuve ( 6 cm. ) and are ridged on the exterior and hollow within.  
They are actually marzipan and filled with a sugary glaze & sweet egg yolk .. 

A variation are the tiny round YEMAS DE SANTA TERESA ..  Which are renowned in Ávila ..  Castille León ..  

3)  PANELLETS ..

These almond, marzipan, lemon zest, sugary egg White tiny cone shaped morsels are covered in a variety of coatings ranging from:  Quince, Hazelnut, Chestnut, Coffee or Chocolate. 

These desserts are sipped with  Cava or Moscatel Sweet White Wine traditionally on this day ..

As promised,  Ron,  Happy All Saints Day .. 





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