If you are heading Spain soon and you have a sweet tooth do not miss the list with the 5 Spanish pastries names you need to know before visiting a Spanish bakery.
5 Spanish pastries names you need to know before visiting a bakery in Spain
1. Napolitanas. The most important of the Spanish pastries names
Napolitanas are very similar to Pain au Chocolat. The main difference is that they can be filled with different ingredients and not just chocolate.
In Spanish bakeries you will find them filled with chocolate (Napolitana de chocolate) with cream (Napolitana de crema) or with jam and cheese. (Napolitana de jamón y queso)
2. Fartons. A sweet treat from Valenia
Fartons are pastries originally from Valencia, where they created them to dip in the local drink horchata, a very refreshing juice made from the local tiger nuts.
They are long and glazed with sugar. They flavour is somehow similar to doughnuts but the texture is more airy inside.
3. Churros. The most famous of the Spanish pastries names
They are a sweet treat but you will not find churros in bakeries as they have have to be freshly made just before eating. In Spain you will find them either in “churrerías” or pop up stores located in popular areas.
You will normally have them as a special treat breakfast with a warm cup of chocolate to dip them in.
4. Ensaimadas, the sweet treat from Mallorca
Ensaimada is a spiral-shaped sweet pastry made with dough, eggs and lard. This type of pastry is particularly famous in Mallorca, where the original one is from, but you will find them all over Spain.
5. Palmeras. The pastry name you need to remember if you have a sweet tooth
Palmeras are a pastry made of sweet puff pastry covered in either chocolate (Palmera de chocolate) or sugar (Palmera). Deliciously crispy!
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