Panellets Recipe


Panellets Recipe

400 g of peeled and grated almonds
Sugar 300 g
200 g of “dry” potato
Zest of one lemon
1 teaspoon instant coffee
100 g of grated coconut
200 g pine nuts
Wash well a potato than new, whole and unpeeled bake (you can wrap it in foil to prevent browned). Hot peel and pass through the food mill or chafamos well with a fork.

Knead the dough potato with grated almonds, sugar and lemon zest. We form a cylinder and store it in the refrigerator, wrapped in plastic wrap or a plastic bag, and let harden for 6 or 10 hours to create a basic mass panellet.

One advantage of panellet is the variety of flavors that can be performed. Once we have the basic dough we can add as many flavors as we can think, but the most common are:

Panellet Coffee: In a bowl add a quarter of the basic mass and some soluble coffee powder. Mix the ingredients forming a long narrow churro and we cut into small pieces. We mold a ball, hands, and make some cuts in the center, like a coffee bean.

Coconut panellets: In a bowl add another quarter of the basic dough and mix with grated coconut. We are a long narrow churro and cut into pieces. Knead well and we shape mushroom with its stem.

Panellets sprocket (the classic): Beat an egg, making sure that no lather, add the pine nuts and mix everything. With hands full of pine nuts (soaked in egg white) form balls with the dough embedding sprockets.
You can do a wide range of flavors; for example, we can decorate with pieces of candied fruit, whole almond, walnut and even chocolate.

Once completed the process of taste, put the panellet on a baking tray with baking paper oven, preheated to 200 ° C. We let it bake for 5 to 7 minutes with simultaneous grill and fan, without actually that much brown obtain a white color.

We took panellets tray and once they are cool is time to savor this delicious autumnal dessert.

With the indicated amounts they can get about 50 panellet (25 grams / unit).

Panellets are traditional desserts fall, an original recipe of Catalonia preparing for the feast of the chestnut (November 1). They eat at the same time chestnuts, accompanied by a sweet wine.

Is a dessert with a high content of polyunsaturated fatty acids, vitamins and calcium. It is suitable for cold weather and a snack for children due to its high concentration of nutrients.