Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Just Tenerife Desserts

Tenerife produces some of the most delicious exotic fruits you’re likely to find anywhere on the planet but that wasn’t always the case. Until irrigation methods found ways to bring water up from underground galleries, water was precious and rarely used for anything so frivolous as fruit. Consequently, traditional desserts had to rely on basic ingredients which were plentiful, and Tinerfeño housewives learned how to make the most of eggs, sugar, lemon, cinnamon, gofio and almonds. So much so, that you could fill an entire recipe book with the traditional postres or puddings, all of which use the same half dozen ingredients, give or take an addition or two.

Just Tenerife Desserts

Fluent in Spanish and having spent 16 years on the island, Pamela Stocks has now been translating, researching and publishing information on customs and events in Tenerife for 25+ years. This takes a considerable amount of time and effort, for which she receives no payment whatsoever. If you find this work useful or interesting, please buy her a coffee. Buy Pamela Stocks a Coffee

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