Which area of Spain is it typical?
- Autonomous region: Castile-Leon
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).
- 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'
- Energy: High
- Cholesterol: Average
- Comments: Rich in lipids and carbohydrates.