Happy Sunday & Happy International Vegan day!!
Today I want to share with you a traditional Catalan treat.
In Spain we don’t really celebrate Halloween but All Saints instead. In this day people go to the cemetery to visit their familiars and then we all eat together & eat chesnuts and sweet potatoes and panellets!!
Panellets are these bliss balls made with almonds & pine nuts!! Don’t miss the recipe 😀
1/2 Kg of ground almonds
1/4 kg of sweet potato
350 g of brown sugar
1/2 Kg of pine nuts
1 tbp cocoa powder
How to do it
Peel, cut the sweet potato into pieces and boil for 20 min.
Strain the sweet potato and mix with the ground almonds and the brown sugar. Mix well until you get a compact dough.
Separate the dough in three bowls. Put cocoa powder in one bowl, lemon zest in the second bowl and leave the third bowl as it is. Mix all the ingredients together kneading the dough with your hands.
Make little balls with the dough. Use your hands & get messy!!
Once you are done with the balls it’s time for the toppings. Add the pine nuts to the dough that has no flavour (put the pine nuts in a bowl and sink the panellets so the pine nuts get sticked in the balls).
For the lemony and chocolate dough just coat them in sugar.
Put in the oven for 8 min. at 180ºC.
Note: If you can’t find ground almonds you can crush them with a blender.
Happy All Saints Day!!!
P.S. If you want to learn more spanish typical recipes make sure to check out my NEW COOKBOOK!!