Pestiños are another typical sweet, which is usually cooked during Easter.

To prepare this dish you will need

  • 500 grams of wheat flour
  • 3/4 glass of extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds (white sesame)
  • 2 teaspoons matalaúva
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 glass of sweet wine
  • 1 glass sweet aniseed
  • Olive oil for frying
  • Sugar for coating

Step by step:

  1. Heat the Extra Virgin Olive Oil and flavour with the lemon zest. When the lemon is golden brown, remove it.
  2. After this, add the sesame seeds and the matalauva.
  3. Place the flour in a bowl, leaving an egg in the centre. Add the oil with the sesame seeds and the matalauva, the aniseed, the sweet wine and the salt.
  4. Mix all the ingredients well and knead with your fist for one minute. The dough should be elastic and mouldable.
  5. Cover the dough with a cloth and leave to rest for 15 minutes.
  6. Gradually take out the dough, shaping it into the shape of a pestiño. Then fry the dough. The temperature of the oil should not be too high so that they are well done inside and out. (Medium-high temperature).
  7. Drain on absorbent paper and then dip in sugar or a honey bath.

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