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.
Consejo Regulador de la I.G.P. Alfajor de Medina Sidonia
Plaza de España, s/n
11170 Medina Sidonia (Cádiz)
Tel: (+34) 956 413 252
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Production figures are given only as from 2004, the year the PGI was granted.
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Raw materials / Origin
Pure bees' honey, almonds, hazelnuts, flour, breadcrumbs and spice (coriander, clove, anise, sesame and cinnamon).