Spanish Dessert Recipes

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These traditional Spanish dessert recipes are sure to please you, as they come from a country that possesses a rich culinary heritage. Spanish desserts are known for being delicious and wholesome, and you'll be proud to serve them to your guests on any occasion. Deliciosos, fáciles e irresistibles!

Spanish Fritter Puffs

Dr. Chase’s Third, Last and Complete Receipt Book (1891)

The Spanish fritters recipe is easy to make, and the fritter puffs are plump and delicious.

Powdered sugar, 1 tablespoonful; butter, 2 ounces (2 tablespoonfuls); salt, 1 teaspoonful; water, 1 cup; yolks of 4 eggs; flour. Directions: Put the water into a saucepan, add the sugar, salt, and butter, and, while it is boiling, stir in flour enough to have it leave the pan, then stir in, one-by-one, the yolks of the eggs; now drop a teaspoonful at a time into boiling lard and fry to a light brown. If nicely done they will be very puffy.

Spanish Bun

Second Edition of The Neighborhood Cookbook (1914)

The Spanish bun or cake may be made without frosting, if you prefer. It is nice when made either way.

One cup butter, two cups brown sugar, yolks of four eggs, whites of two (other whites to be used for frosting), one cup sour milk, one teaspoon each vanilla, cloves, and cinnamon, one-half teaspoon nutmeg, two cups flour, one teaspoon baking powder. Frost and bake as instructed below. Sprinkle one cup of chopped nuts on top of cake. Cake to be baked in long pan.

Frosting: One cup brown sugar, two whites of eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, allspice, and cloves. Put on cake before baking. Bake in slow oven.

Spanish Chocolate Cake

The Perry Home Cook Book (1920)

1 cup sugar; one-third cup butter; ½ cup boiling water; 1 cup sour milk; yolks of 2 eggs or 1 whole egg beaten to cream; 1 teaspoon soda; 1 teaspoon baking powder; 2 cups flour; chocolate for flavoring. —Mrs. Bernard Montague

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Whether it's the old time fritter puffs, the frosted Spanish buns, or the rich chocolate cake, you will enjoy eating these old fashioned treats. Try one of these international dessert recipes from Grandma's collection today, and treat your friends and family to something special.

Taste the glorious days of Old Spain when desserts were homemade and family recipes were passed down and treasured.

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