Cuisine: Spanish

Tarta de Santiago

Tarta de Santiago (St. James cake)

A "Tarta de Santiago" (or St James cake) is a delicious regional cake original from Galicia, in the north-west of Spain. This medieval almond cake has a characteristic moist texture, obtained by using ground almonds instead of flour, which also makes it gluten free. The distinctive touch of citrus and cinnamon combines perfectly with the nuttiness of the almonds. It is what we call a very effective and simple recipe, as it uses only 5 ingredients, takes no more than 30 minutes to make and the result is guaranteed to impress all of those who try it. The top of the cake is traditionally decorated with the "Cruz de Santiago" (Cross of Saint James) and icing sugar.

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Garlic chicken wings with mushrooms

Garlic chicken wings with mushrooms

This classic of the traditional Spanish cuisine has been one of my favourite dishes since I was very little. Chicken, rustic herbs and garlic, a lot of garlic! None of them could work without the other and they all contribute equally to obtaining a mind blower sauce. It is so good that I simply can't resist to dipping loads of bread in it (always thinking in making the life of my dishwasher easier, of course)

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Cod loin and garlic mayo puff tart

Cod loin and garlic mayo puff tart

Puff pastry tarts are thankful recipes that allow your creativity to run pretty much free and the chances to get them wrong are still rather low. For this one we have used good quality cod loin, potatoes and gratinated home made garlic mayonnaise. It will make a great starter or even a main if served with some green salad for example.

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Gazpacho

Andalusian style Gazpacho

There are few things as refreshing in summer as an ice-cream, but definitely one of them is a good bowl of chilled Gazpacho, a cold soup typical from the south of Spain that helps coping with the sometimes unbearable Spanish summer heat.

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Spanish Tortilla

Spanish Potato Tortilla

One of the most typical and inexpensive dishes of the Spanish cuisine, pure comfort food! As delicious as controversial, everyone has a say on how to prepare the "proper" one. Simply get in the kitchen and give our recipe a try, afterwards you'll be able to decide for yourself and tweak it if needed.

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