The taste of artisan sweets and the most exquisite heavenly pleasures…
The revolving window of the Third Order Regular Franciscan nuns of the Convent of the Mother of God (Convento de la Madre de Dios) brings you the best artisan sweets prepared by these cloistered nuns so that you can delight in the centuries-old flavours through their extensive cookbook. These delicacies include “roscas de piñonate” (candied pine nuts), “mantecados” (shortbread sugar cookies), “brazos de gitano” (cake rolls), “mazapanes” (marzipan), “yemas” (candied egg yolks) and “galletas surcadas” (butter cookies). Other special treats that add distinction to the traditional pastry-making are the “roscas bañadas” (glazed doughnuts), “coquillos” (fried dough pastry), “perrunillas” (small biscuits), “huesos de santos/difuntos” (bone-shaped marzipan sweets) and “bolluelas” (small sponge cake).
Make your Christmas even more special by sharing this sweet ritual with family and enjoy the delicious artisan desserts made by the venerable nuns in the convent’s ancestral oven with the choicest natural ingredients in the old-fashioned way. The tradition has been kept alive for centuries in this conventual kitchen with the delicacies that represent the most flavourful and authentic baking recipes of the City of Coria. It humbly brings back the forgotten flavours of the cloistered pastry-making of yesteryear on the Spanish tables to multiply the pleasures of food tasting. These famous sweet delights can be purchased any time of the year.