Thursday, 13 August 2015

Sweet Barcelona

We spent three hot Summer days in Barcelona and made sure to taste test some of the local treats.

I read about the pine nut covered almond truffle/biscuits, a local sweet worth trying, so I was eager to try it and of course I was excited to taste test a couple of other fun looking biscuits once I saw the selection on offer at Dolceria de la Colmena. 

The pine nut balls were not as sweet as I imagined they would be and they had a subtle marzipan flavour which was nice. 

The other biscuits were again, not as sweet as I imagined but were enjoyable (I suppose my sweet tooth is based on my American tastebuds which were raised on far too much corn syrup).

It was hot during our visit, very hot (30C/90F). The obvious choice for a cooling treat is ice cream!

I chose an odd looking pineapple and coconut ice lolly which was absolutely amazing and really hit the spot. It looked like something you would make yourself in a styrofoam cup as a child during Summer break but the flavour was full on and I was very happy with my choice.

And of course, no trip to Spain would be complete without this next delight, we had to try a hearty portion of churros y chocolate (makes me giggle as that was the name of our high school Spanish text book).

Wow! They did not disappoint. 

I'm not sure that any of us could have managed to actually drink the thick rich cup of hot chocolate, (are you meant to?) but it was just perfect for dipping the sugar covered swirls of sweet fried dough into.

This massive portion was gone in a few moments with only sugar remaining on the plate.