If there is a Christmas sweet par excellence in Spain that is turrón. It is a sweet solid dough normally sold as a bar which main ingredient is the almond. Its production process is authentically traditional, though nowadays modern machines take part on it.
This is a very typical Christmas sweet exported to many countries, being Spain its first producer worldwide.
Very similar to Spanish turrón is French “nougat”, Italian “torrone” and Danish “fransk nougat”… ¿Have you tried any?
Turrón is known and eaten everywhere in Spain but it originally comes from the Spanish levante, being the Alicante and Valencia regions its main producers.
There are two main varieties: The Alicante kind (also known as “hard turrón”) and the Jijona kind (or “soft turrón”). The hard kind is made with whole almonds while the soft kind is made with grounded almonds and therefore it has a doughy texture.
These are the two main varieties and both of them still follow the traditional recipe, though apart from these two nowadays there are many and innovative types of turrón. Even if turrón is a very typical and traditional sweet it has also evolved in order to satisfy all customers.
Here in Hotel Florida Spa, your hotel in Fuengirola, not only we love Christmas, but we also have sweet teeth, so as you can imagine we are big fans of turrón. We can’t wait to start eating it as it is difficult to imagine a Christmas in Spain with no turrón.
Do you also have sweet teeth and you like turrón as much as we do? Are you ready for a happy and sweet Christmas? We certainly are, so come to Hotel Florida Spa and make the most of your Christmas!