Art & Culture

Sweet temptation

Category: Art & Culture March 25, 2021

La Santiaguesa (© Álvaro López del Cerro).

An irresistible sin that takes us straight back to our childhood. With Easter just around the corner, there’s not a kitchen in Spain that isn’t filled with the distinctive aroma of cinnamon and lemon coming from freshly cooked torrijas, the favourite sweet treat of everyone in the city at this time of year, read on to find out where you can try it.

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