EL TURRÓN: a sweet way to enjoy the Christmas holiday

El Turrón by Bed and Breakfast in Barcelona

El Turrón by Bed and Breakfast in Barcelona

The nougat, the typical dessert of Christmas and New Year, is a candy introduced by the Arabs. The story goes that the Arabs were seeking a nutritious food that could be maintained in good condition for long periods, with the idea of ​​feeding their army. Yet another source claims it was invented by a craftsman in Barcelona, Mr. Turro, who created this sweet using simple raw materials, an indispensable resource in times of scarcity and famine. But what is exactly the ‘nougat’? Well, the nougat is created by cooking honey, adding toasted peeled almonds and egg white. This mix will produce the typical ‘Alicante nougat’ and ‘Jijona’ which are considered the most authentic nougat.

However, the ‘nougat-industry’ has added over the years new ingredients like chocolate, coconut, candied fruit, coffee and liqueurs. With that they have created a delicious family of different nougats!

We’d recommend you strongly to take advantage of the holidays to try this delicacy!

Bon appetit!, wish you all the Bed and Breakfast in Barcelona team



About bedandbreakfastinbarcelona

ACCOMMODATION IN BARCELONA CITY CENTER, SPAIN Our Bed and Breakfasts are situated in the best area of the amazing city of Barcelona, close to most of the important touristic attractions. We aim to give you a relaxed stay in one of our Guest Houses by providing comfortable accommodation at an affordable price and cordial service. You'll find our Bed and Breakfasts in beautiful buildings of the Catalan modernistic style. Their beautiful interiors contribute to the warm and charming stay at our Bed and Breakfast, just what you need after a busy day of sightseeing. Each morning you will enjoy our delicious self-service breakfast buffet that will get you ready for a day full of activities. Whatever your purpose is to visit Barcelona, we will do our best to make your stay a pleasant one!
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2 Responses to EL TURRÓN: a sweet way to enjoy the Christmas holiday

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