Making Turrón – Mallorcan style

The Christmas Season is now upon us: the lights are on in the streets and the shops are stocked with delicious traditional Spanish sweets, like Turrón, Polvorones and Mantecados. An apt time then, to experience a Cooking Class on how to make Turrón! Mallorca Restaurants 121 had the chance to see (and taste!) the creations of pastry chef Jaume Fabrego and chef de cuisine Jordi Calvache: two top-class chefs at the five star Castillo Hotel Son Vida in Mallorca.

It is said that the Moors invented turrón over 500 year ago in Jijona, a small town about 30 miles north of Alicante. Almonds are the main ingredient used in turrón (the marzipan is created with almond flour and sugar). Nowadays there are so many different flavours of turrón, it is hard to keep up with new varieties which include yema or egg yolk, glazed fruits, praline, chocolate and even kiwi!

You can enjoy cooking classes presented regularly in Spanish by chef de cuisine Jordi Calvache, who is now at Gran Hotel Son Julia in Llucmajor.

Please see the Mallorca Restaurants 121, now the SkyBlue Mallorca calendar for more information.