Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Saint Blaise

Yesterday we celebrate Saint Blaise, but before I tell you this story, you must know that in Spain there are LOTS of Saint´s celebrations, and every one of them has it´s special food related tradition.
The first one of the year, we celebrate in Vitoria-Gasteiz, is Saint Blaise who is believed to intercede in cases of throat illnesses, especially for fish-bones stuck in the throat. Because of this, around this time of the year, bakeries are offering these "Rosquillas of Saint Blaise" so you can take them to Church for being blessed and then eat them, with the confident that you will get no throat pain during the rest of the winter.
These rosquillas are made in four different flavours: chocolate (on the left), annisette (on the right), almonds and sugar glaze. And the dough seems to be like sugar cookies, but a little tougher, they taste good but they are even better if they can make miracles in you!!

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