Spanish Food & Drink

Receta de Churros (Churros recipe) [en español e inglés]

Los churros son unas pastas típicamente españolas. Estas pastas dulces suelen mojarse en chocolate deshecho y suele ser el almuerzo del domingo para muchas personas. Los churros son muy simples de hacer y, una vez fritos se conservan durante unos días aunque siempre están más buenos si son acabados de hacer. (Churros are typical Spanish pastries. These sweet pastries are usually dipped in melted chocolate and many people usually have them for a Sunday lunch. Churros are simple to make and once fried keep well for a few days although they are always better when freshly made.) Continue reading

Receta para Sangría (Sangría Recipe)

Get a feeling of summer with this traditional recipe for Spanish sangría:
Aquí tienen una auténtica y tradicional receta española para sangría.
(Here you have an authentic and traditional recipe for sangría.)

Ingredientes (cuatro personas): Ingredients (four people)

1 litro de vino tinto (1 litre of red wine)
2 naranjas de zumo exprimidas (juice of 2 oranges)
4 melocotones troceados (4 diced peaches)
5 cucharadas de azúcar (5 spoonfuls of sugar)
2 cortezas de limón (2 lemon peels)
2 pellizcos de canela molida (2 pinches of ground cinnamon) Continue reading

A taste of Spanish summertime; Receta para gazpacho

Gazpacho is a cold, raw vegetable soup typical of Andalucía in the south of Spain but consumed all over Spain, Portugal and parts of South America. It is mainly consumed during summer due to its refreshing qualities and cold temperature. It is believed that it was introduced in to Spain as an Arab soup during the invasion of the moors. The traditional ingredients were garlic, olive oil, salt, vinegar and stale bread. It became particularly popular amongst farmers as it was a good way to cool off in the summer and to use up seasonal vegetables and stale bread. Now there are many varieties which may include ingredients such as meat, seafood, watermelon and grapes. However, the most traditional modern gazpacho recipe (see below) consists of tomato, cucumber, peppers, onions, garlic, olive oil, vinegar, salt and stale bread. Continue reading

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