Sugar and honey, this is the time of Andalusian pastries (pestiños) in Málaga

Sugar and honey, this is the time of Andalusian pastries (pestiños) in Málaga

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April is one of those pretty months from start to finish. A month with the aroma of orange blossom, carnations and geraniums throughout Andalusian and in Malaga, additionally the essence of pastries (pestiños), a gastronomic delight famous throughout the world. Yes, April is the month for these delicious pastries from Malaga so if you have decided to treat yourself to a weekend at Petit Palace Plaza Malaga, an hotel in the centre of the city, you can learn the secrets of the recipe and find out where you can try the most well known and exquisite pestiños.

With their traditional form in the shape of a bow, the sweet pastries from Malaga are excellent. A sweet pastry well known everywhere, they are always eaten at this time of the year (you could say that the season starts one week before Easter). A pastry that is made according to the traditional recipe with a base of flour, egg, olive oil and honey and experts agree that the origin dates back from the 16th century in Andalusia.

They are truly delicious whether you eat them alone or together with tea, coffee or chocolate, these pastries really are a must during your visit to this beautiful Andalusian city. Where will you find the “temples” dedicated to the elaboration of these typical pastries? 

Although you will find many excellent places to choose from, an obligatory stop should be made at the Confitería Aparicio. A large confectionary shop, situated in Calle Comedias, famous for their cakes and particularly their pastries. Aparicio is also one of those confectionary shops with centuries of history where you can enjoy seeing how the cakes were made originally or how the shop was in those times.

Another confectionary shop called Tejeros situated in the Calle Obispo Salvador de los Reyes are well known for their magical touch when producing exquisite cakes and pastries. Specializing in all types of confectionary for special occasions such as Epiphany cake, fritters (typical at this time of the year) and delicious doughnuts.

These two places are outstanding in the city, however, it is also true that there is nothing better than the kitchens in the convents in Malaga where you can try pastries worthy of a king. In fact the Roman Catholic Diocese of Malaga has enabled a great route passing by all the convents where nuns and friars produce these sweet delights. Unique recipes that Petit Palace invite you to discover.

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