My Basket of Goodies

Not that basket of goodies.

My Christmas basket of goodies!

I never got around to eating… sharing a large sampling of traditional Spanish Christmas sweets and cookies with everyone, so I went to my favourite shop, El Caramelo De Oro (The Golden Candy), and asked the owner Miguel if he still had any Christmas treats in the store. He had one gift basket with a great assortment.

I bought the assortment and have been researching, testing, and photographically documenting each and every item (wrapped and unwrapped).

I’ve been forcing myself to quickly sample (consume) it all, so I could share the results with you. Yes, in case you hadn’t already been made aware (by me), I’m selfless.

(Click the images to see how big the basket is.)

MY OTHER BASKET.
FUNBAR: CHOCOLATE, HAZELNUT…
NOT A VERY TRADITIONAL-SOUNDING NAME, BUT SO GOOD.
ROSCO DE VINO Y ALMENDRA
(WINE AND ALMOND SPANISH SHORTBREAD RING)
MANTECADO DE ALMENDRA.
(ANOTHER VERSION OF SPANISH SHORTBREAD, WITH ALMONDS.)
MANTECADOS SABOR CANELA.
(LEMON-FLAVORED SPANISH SHORTBREAD.)
ANOTHER MELT-IN-YOUR-MOUTH SWEET.
(I CAN’T REMEMBER WHICH ONE.)
TURRON (NOUGAT).
TRUFADO AL LICOR WHISKEY.
(TRUFFLE-FILLED TURRÓN FLAVOURED WITH WHISKEY.)
HOJALDRE IS PUFF PASTRY.
THIS OBVIOUSLY IS NOT. HOWEVER, IT DID HAVE DELICIOUS FLAKY LAYERS.
CHOCOLATE-COVERED COCONUT BALLS (BOLAS DE COCO).
I’M EATING MY SECOND BALL RIGHT NOW.
THIS IS ALL THAT’S LEFT. WELL, EXCEPT FOR THE PRALINE IN
GREEN WRAPPER. WHICH SAN GERALDO JUST ATE…
AND THE TRUFADO CRUJIENTE IN BLUE WRAPPER, WHICH I JUST ATE…
OH, AND THE TURRON CRUJIENTE IN FRONT, WHICH I JUST ATE.
OK. THIS IS WHAT’S LEFT…

Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

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