This is a typical Catalan sweet that you normally eat on November 1st, the day of “All Saints”. It is not very well known outside Catalonia and that is really a pity because they are actually very good, easy and tasty.
My recipe to make 30 Panellets, ingredients for the base dough:
- 250 gr. Very fine ground almonds
- 200 gr. Caster sugar
- 150 gr. Potatoes’ or Sweet potato
- Zest of ½ lemon
Clean the potatoes and boil them with skin until they are soft, drain well and peal them, then make puree and allow to cool down completely. After that add the sugar, almond and lemon zest, using a fork mix well but not too long otherwise it will too soft and will not cook well. Before you start making the Panellets you will need to stove your hands with flour. (more…)