Friday, November 10, 2006

Panellets - Catalonia Cookies

According to Wikipedia, "Panellets are the traditional dessert of the All Saints holiday in Catalonia, together with chestnuts, sweet potatoes and sweet wine. Panellets (Catalan for little breads) are small cakes or cookies in different shapes, mostly round, made mainly of marzipan."

Funny, until recenlty I though pannellets was Catalan for fuckin amazing- because they are. They remind me of all the different types of cookies that people make during Christmas.

Street vendos also fill the streets this time of the year selling roasted chestnuts and grilled sweet potatoes. I've enjoyed sweet potatoe back home, but they've never tasted as good as they do here. Knowning that they'll be gone soon, I buy them almost every night and eat them with no butter or
sugar. Click on the photo for a larger version. Yum!


3 comments:

Ivan said...

Do you like realize that like marzipan is like my most fuckin' favorite thing in like the whole world?!

Carrie said...

See, those were the pastries I was talking about!!! Isn't it interesting how their portions are a lot smaller than in the U.S.? You rarely see sweets as big as, let's say a bear claw like they have here. Enjoy! :)

Anonymous said...

Dude your making hungry!