Gachas is a traditional Andalusian dish. In Fuente de Piedra they are cooked on the 31st of October, before All Saints’ Day. In the afternoon, they are distributed in the village square for a snack and all the villagers come to celebrate La Ureña.

To prepare this dish you will need

  • 500ml milk
  • 100 ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of wheat flour
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 pinch of sweet aniseed
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • Sugar to taste
  • Ground cinnamon to taste
  • Lemon peel
  • Sliced loaf bread (hard)

Step by step:

  1. Heat the milk with the lemon peel and cinnamon. Do not let it boil
  2. Cut the bread into croutons
  3. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan and fry the croutons.
  4. Remove with a slotted spoon and leave on absorbent paper.
  5. Strain the oil to remove any impurities from the bread.
  6. Add the flour with a little salt and stir to toast it.
  7. Add the milk without the cinnamon and lemon and cook, stirring constantly to dissolve any lumps.
  8. When the dough begins to thicken, add a dash of aniseed liqueur and sugar.

*It can be served with croutons, ground cinnamon or cane honey.

More info:
Tel: 952 73 54 53
Oficina de Turismo. Calle El Castillo, 1 
29520 Fuente de Piedra (Málaga)

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