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Which area of Spain is it typical?

Autonomous region:
Castile-Leon

Castilla y León


Description

Also called 'Salamanca wedding cakes' or 'marriage sweets" because of their association with traditional Salamancan weddings, the "bollo Maimón" is a home-made cake with an ancient tradition..

Since the Spanish Golden Age, the presence of this cake has been common at celebrations and banquets. It is a very spongy cake usually eaten soaked in chocolate. It is ring-shaped and about 20 centimetres in diameter, with a smooth surface. Its ingredients are flour, sugar, eggs and yeast. It is a sweet associated with weddings and other traditional celebrations that has even come to give its name to a form of dance typical in the county of Salamanca, which is danced around a table presided over by the "bollo Maimón". From this custom comes the expression 'bailar la rosca' (dancing the cake).

More information

Product information

Type of product:
Others

Season:
All year round.

Origin:
It is a product typical of the whole province of Salamanca. It can also be found in some towns in the provinces of Zamora and León.

To drink with it:
Dessert wines.

Where to buy:
The "bollo Maimón" can be bought in confectioner's and specialised cake shops in the province of Salamanca.

Recipes:
'Bollo maimón'

Nutritional information

Energy:
High

Cholesterol:
Average

Comments:
Rich in lipids and carbohydrates.




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