Today, on the blog of Hotel Florida Spa, we would like to talk about one of the most typical products of the Malaga region: the mollete.
Not many people in Malaga can imagine a good breakfast without a mollete. This kind of bread bun together with a bit of olive oil and fresh tomatoes or even a few slices of black footed ham is no doubt a beautiful combination able to delight those who try it.
The mollete is not a common bread, it is kind of round and flat and it is baked in a non very powerful oven and not for very long, therefore its colour is quite light. You always eat it hot as it is necessary to toast it, its flavour is delicate and its smell is amazing as it is the typical freshly baked one. It contains very basic ingredients so it has no fat and therefore it is a very healthy product that helps us fight against cholesterol.
It is thought that the arabs were who introduced this product in the Iberian Peninsula. Although this kind of bread is baked in many Andalusian towns the most typical mollete is the one from Antequera, a beautiful town in inland Malaga just 1 hour away from Fuengirola.
You can give it a go and try a mollete in most cafés in Costa del Sol, or even buy them in any bakery, though if you have the time we recommend you to make the most of your stay in Hotel Florida Spa and visit Antequera, not only because there you will be able to eat the authentic molletes but also because you will get to see and enjoy one of the most beautiful and not so well known towns in Malaga.