Seven typical sweets from Zaragoza that are a real delight

Seven typical sweets from Zaragoza that are a real delight
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From the slopes of Moncayo to the banks of the Ebro, Saragossa It is full of traditions and flavors that everyone loves.

On this tour we will discover the Typical sweets from Zaragoza: from the traditional Pilar cobblestone until the irresistible fruits of Aragon.

Join us as we immerse ourselves in the sweet heart of Saragossa and to explore its most emblematic delicacies.

  1. Fruits from Aragon
  2. Cobblestones
  3. Relics of Saint Agatha
  4. Lanzón de San Jorge
  5. The mantle of the Virgin
  6. Anis donuts
  7. 5 puff pastry

Fruits from Aragon

The fruits of Aragon are very popular as a typical gift

There’s a typical Zaragoza dessert that never fails at an after-dinner meal, are the fruits of Aragon.

Is about candied or candied fruits, such as oranges, cherries, figs or peaches, which are then dipped in dark chocolate. These fruits are very popular as typical giftespecially when you visit friends or want to make a special detail at a national and international level.

A distinctive feature of the fruits of Aragon It is their packaging, which is usually brightly colored cellophane paper, which makes them even more visually attractive and appetizing. This type of sweet is highly appreciated both for its flavor and its presentation, becoming a gastronomic symbol of the Community of Aragon and a popular gift for special occasions.


Cobblestones are a very popular souvenir

Between the sweets from Zaragoza cobblestones are the most precious, they are a souvenir very characteristic and popular for those who visit Saragossa. As the name suggests, these are candy blocks that resemble bricks.

They come in a wide variety of sizes, from the smallest to impressive blocks of up 5 kilograms. In addition, they offer a variety of typical flavors such as orange, strawberry, lemon and anise.

The most striking thing about the paving stones is their wrapping, which generally presents the image of the Virgen del Pilar, patron saint of Zaragozaand its ends are bent to remember the shape of the cachirulo

But the surprise does not end there: when you open them, you will find a small surprise inside: the lyrics of the chorus of a jota, a musical genre and traditional dance of Aragon.

Relics of Saint Agatha

The Relics of Saint Águeda are made in honor of the patron saint of women

The Relics of Saint Agatha They are a traditional sweet that is made in honor of the patron saint of women: Saint Agatha, whose holiday is celebrated on February 5. On this date, it is customary for devotees to go to the parish of Our Lady of Portillo to venerate the relics of Saint Agatha.

This sweet consists of a nipple-shaped cake, filled with truffle and cream, and covered with a layer of chocolate. In addition, it usually has a cherry on top as a decoration.

The combination of flavors and textures, along with the peculiar shape of the sweet, makes it a highly appreciated delicacy during celebrations in honor of Saint Agatha.


Lanzón de San Jorge

Lanzón de San Jorge is the typical sweet to celebrate April 23

He Lanzón de San Jorge It is an emblematic sweet that marks the April 23rd with a unique flavor in every corner of Aragon. This delicious dessert not only celebrates the patron saint of the Community, Saint Georgebut also captivates with its rich history and deep-rooted tradition.

Its origin dates back to 1982, when a group of local pastry chefs created this delicacy that has become a symbol of Aragonese gastronomy during the Aragon Daybeing one of the most requested sweets in the region.

He Lanzón de San Jorge seduces with a recipe that skillfully combines intoxicated sponge cake with Liqueur 43, cream, toasted yolk and Jijona nougat. In addition, it incorporates elements representative of local culture, such as the flag of Aragon and the cross of Saint Georgewhich give it a distinctive character and full of meaning.

The mantle of the Virgin

The mantle stands out for its exquisite flavor and simplicity

He mantle of the Virgin It is a traditional sweet that stands out for its simplicity of ingredients and its exquisite flavor. Although there may be some variations between different bakeries, the basic elements are usually the same.

To prepare this delicious dessert you need simple ingredients: cream or cream (or even both depending on preference), puff pastry and egg yolk. Optionally, you can add sugar glass to give an extra touch of sweetness.

The structure of mantle of the Virgin It is quite simple but effective in its final result. You begin by placing a sheet of fresh puff pastry or flaky sponge cake, on which the pastry cream or cream is distributed. Then, another sheet of puff pastry is placed on top to close the sweet. Before assembling it, it is important to paint the puff pastry with egg yolk to obtain that characteristic golden brown when baked. Once assembled, it is baked and filled later.

Anis donuts

Donuts date back to Muslim times

The Anis donuts They are a very popular traditional sweet in the province of Zaragoza and its capital, although its fame transcends the borders of the Community. It is a dessert with a long history, dating back to Muslim times and which is still appreciated by sweet lovers.

The basic ingredients to prepare these delicious donuts are anise, milk, oil, sugar, flour, yeast and eggs. The combination of these ingredients results in a unique sweet, with a characteristic flavor and a spongy, soft texture.

Since their arrival in Aragonese territory during the Muslim era, the Anis donuts They have remained a classic in local pastries, being a symbol of the region’s gastronomic tradition. Their popularity endures over time, and today they can be found in many bakeries and homes. Saragossa and its surroundings.

5 puff pastry

The “5 de puff pastry” is an emblematic dessert of Cincomarzada. (Photo: Pastelería Nava)

The “5 puff pastry” is an emblematic dessert that is enjoyed in Zaragoza on March 5during the celebration of the “Cincomarzada“. This festival commemorates the heroic behavior of the people of Zaragoza in the face of an attempted Carlist attack in 1838. To celebrate this event, the inhabitants of Zaragoza go out to the Parque del Tío Jorge to enjoy a day of picnic and outdoor activities.

One of the sweetest traditions of the “Cincomarzada” is to savor the “5 of puff pastry”. This dessert consists of a puff pastry cake in the shape of the number 5, filled with cream. Its preparation is relatively simple but Its flavor is exquisite and its presentation is symbolic.since it evokes the date of the festival.

The “5 of puff pastry” has become an integral part of the celebration of the “Cincomarzada“, adding a sweet and festive touch to the day. It is appreciated both for its delicious flavor and for the historical and cultural significance it represents for the people of Zaragoza.

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