A little something to share with you for Christmas that I’d not come across before. I was tipped off to these by a good friend Helen who lives and works in Spain – you may have come across her blog The Diary of a Cake Maker.
I was asked to take part in Expedia’s World on a Plate Blogger Challenge and this Spanish Christmas recipe is just perfect.
Mantecados are a traditional Spanish Christmas treat – a Crumble Cake. They are extremely light and flaky, a delicate treat that will melt in your mouth. They will certainly be a regular Christmas treat in our house from now on.
They are served in waxed paper wrappers – owing to the fact that they will fall apart as you eat them – and I’ve found a nifty way of making my own with waxed paper and tissue paper too – all the instructions are below.
250g plain flour
160g lard (or white vegetable fat ie. Trex as a vegetarian alternative)
Pinch of salt
Zest of ¼ lemon
50ml sweet white wine (Moscatel)
Caster sugar to coat
For the wrappers:
Christmas Tissue Paper
Waxed paper (If you’re crafty with other projects not just baking you may have come across this in hobby supply stores, if not then it’s available on Amazon and eBay) Continue reading