Today, 20 December, website which, I started with such enthusiasm and is giving me so much joy, meets 3 months. So, only express once again my thanks to you all, Readers, fellow bloggers, friends,.. that pass through this little corner to discuss (thanks!, comments give life to a blog), share with me your experiences and culinary, your creations, your ideas, your doubts, … Thanks to all! Hopefully this virtual exchange last long, I really enjoy !

And we go with today's recipe, because we are getting closer to Christmas, and we are all making plans menus on designated days, planning or starting and purchases, … and sure feel like it, tene in the mind, make some sweet home, surprise the family with a treat made for you. Well, today I propose another Christmas dessert of lifelong, mantecados, although it is true that at any time of year we can enjoy them.

Although he had previously mantecados, this recipe is the first time that I, the elaborated specifically for a chat- snack in the nursery of my son Paul and, personally, I liked the result. The original recipe is a mix of two recipes from a great blog, Asopaipas, I would suggest it is most interesting. Good, and as I tell you these delicious shortbread …


  1. First roast the flour. For this, the spread in a baking sheet and bake about 120-140 º C for about 40 minutes. Throughout the cooking we occasionally stirring to dry on all sides equally.
  2. In a bowl mix the flour and icing sugar, the manteca de cerdo at room temperature, and the scratch of two oranges. Knead until all ingredentes are integrated to form a homogeneous mass.
  3. Roll out the dough on the table leaving 1-2 cm thick and, with the help of a pastry cutter or a glass, we cut and shaping our buns. We're going on a plate lined with paper baking parchment.
  4. Paint half of the buns with beaten egg and half threw them a few grains of sesame (reads the finish that he dáis queráis. In the photos you can see I did half and half).
  5. We put in the oven, preheated to 200 º C, about 20 minutes, but will depend on your oven that require a few minutes or less. Watching a lot, especially at the end.
  6. We let them cool completely to acquire the necessary consistency, and to enjoy !!!

Just tell you that this mass is a little difficult, is laborious and should be treated with great care and patience in shaping the buns. But in the end, Yum, yum !, are delicious !!! I hope you liked the recipe and I to make this Christmas animéis. See you soon!