Conventual Pastry and Honey. Sweet temptations
This travel trough Salamanca can't finish without tasting any of the numerous recipes of the delicious conventual pastry. With the most simple and natural ingredients, the most diverse sweets are elaborated: repelaos, amarguillos, perrunillas, sponge cakes, wafers, sweet buns, almond crumble cakes, ring-shaped pastry, etc.
An option to buy these products is directly addressing the convents and monasteries dedicated to theses specialities: Benedictinas in Alba de Tormes; Clarisas in Ciudad Rodrigo and Cantalapiedra; Agustinas in San Felices de los Gallegos, Carmelitas in Peñaranda de Bracamonte or Dominicas-Dueñas in Salamanca, amongst others.
Among the main ingredients of these “sweet temptations” is honey, a significant product in Salamanca, due to its quantity and quality. In fact, the province of Salamanca ranks the first one in production of honey and pollen at a regional level.
To taste honey from Salamanca is like travelling through senses towards virgin blossoms of moors, thyme bushes and forests of oak tress that carpet the whole province.