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© Regulatory Council Alfajor de Medina Sidonia PGI

© Regulatory Council Alfajor de Medina Sidonia PGI

Production area

Production and packaging take place in the town of Medina Sidonia, in the center of the province of Cádiz (Andalusia). The municipal district lies partly inside the Alcornocales Nature Park.

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Spanish Bakery & Confectionery

Alfajor de Medina Sidonia PGI

Cakes made in the Arab tradition in the town of Medina Sidonia (Cádiz), from pure bees' honey, almonds, hazelnuts, flour, breadcrumbs and spice (coriander, clove, anise, sesame and cinnamon).


Tasting notes

Golden brown when cut, with a slightly spicy aroma and a balanced flavor of nuts and honey.



Other notes

In the shape of small rolls, the cakes are sold individually or in boxes.

- Moisture (maximum): 12%

- Protein (minimum): 6%

- Fat (minimum): 9.50%

- Ash (maximum): 2%

 

Sources: 

 

Spanish Ministry of Agriculture

 


Production / Processing method

The cakes are made from a recipe that has been followed in this town for centuries. The procedure begins with heating the honey. The toasted, crushed hazelnuts and almonds are then mixed in together with the honey, breadcrumbs, flour, toasted sesame, coriander, clove and anise. While still warm, the mixture is cut and cooled to room temperature then molded into the characteristic long cylindrical shapes. Cinnamon may also be added to the hot mixture. Finally, the cut rolls are dipped in syrup, coated with sugar and dusted with powdered cinnamon. They are then individually wrapped.

Regulatory Council

Consejo Regulador de la I.G.P. Alfajor de Medina Sidonia
Plaza de España, s/n
11170 Medina Sidonia (Cádiz)
Andalucía
Tel: (+34) 956 413 252
Fax: (+34) 956 413 371
ifgalindo@telefonica.es

Total production
Year  2008   2007  2006   2005   2004   2003   2002 
Volume (tons)  21.6  20.72  17.83  16 N.A. N.A.  N.A.

Production figures are given only as from 2004, the year the PGI was granted.
No. of companies in the PDO / PGI / TSG / Sector (approx.)

3

Raw materials / Origin

Pure bees' honey, almonds, hazelnuts, flour, breadcrumbs and spice (coriander, clove, anise, sesame and cinnamon).

Plant / Animal Origin

Plant

Fresh / Processed (Canned) / Frozen

Processed

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