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Traditional Christmas confectionery in Madrid

By | 2 January, 2020 | 0 comments

Dulces navideños en Madrid

One of the most important parts of a Christmas party is, of course, the food, and that’s true in Madrid and every other city in Spain.  Christmas is a time for eating and big family dinners that often result in very full bellies. It is also the perfect time to enjoy desserts, and that’s why there are a whole host of typical festive sweets.

Traditional sweets at Christmas

We’re going to discover the most typical confectionery eaten at this time of year. If you visit Madrid over the festive period, make sure you don’t leave without trying them!

1. Turrón

Without doubt, this is one of the most typical Spanish Christmas sweets, even though you can find it on sale at any time of the year. There are many types of turrón, with different textures and ingredients, so you have many options to choose from! The most popular are those from eastern Spain, particularly Alicante and Valencia.

2. Roscón de Reyes

Roscón de Reyes is prepared for the Epiphany and it has different filling options, such as cream, custard and truffle. It is characterised by the candied fruit placed on top.

3. Polvorón

Polvorón is the undisputed symbol of festive cuisine. There are many different types of polvorón with many possible ingredients. It’s a typical sweet dish that is mostly made in Andalusia and it is made from lard, flour, sugar and almonds.

4. Marzipan

This is one of the best loved Christmas sweets in Spain and every shop sells it. It is made from almonds and sugar, making it a favourite of those with a really sweet tooth.

5. Alfajor

This is a typical sweet from Andalusia and Murcia made from a paste of honey, nuts and almonds. It can contain other ingredients, depending on where it is made.

In short, these are some of the typical Christmas sweets that are eaten in Spain. Now it’s your turn: find the best candy store in Madrid and fill your shopping basket. In the area around our hotel you will find shops selling traditional turrón.


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