Saints and Sinners

All Saints Day, Sitges

“To each day a saint, and to each saint a cake,” or so the saying goes.. Spanish holidays are steeped in tradition and every tradition comes with a tempting sweet, most often available only at that particular time of year. At Easter you can enjoy the anis-flavoured, donut-like bunyols de Quaresma. On Saint John's Day (24th June) you should try the sugar-coated coca de Sant Joan.

This month, in early November, around All-Saints Day (1st November), you can find the delectable panellets, traditionally made of marzipan and pine nuts. The best ones are the freashy baked panellets from the bakeries.