5-Popular Hispanic Christmas Food Recipes Which Are Better in Taste

Last Updated on December 21, 2021 by Amanda P. Brown

Christmas is a significant occasion for the Spaniards. This occasion is observed with great pomp and pageantry. There is a bunch of food to eat and drink accordingly. In addition to outdoor food or restaurant food, they make delicious food at home. And they are cautious in preparing food at home also. 

So, if anyone wants to visit Spain and enjoy their variety of delicious food, they should go to Spain on Christmas or any other famous festival. Hispanic Christmas food recipes are great and easy to make. 

5-Popular Hispanic Christmas Food Recipes

If you like Spanish Christmas foods so much that you want to make them at home, nothing to worry about. Let’s take a look at some famous Hispanic Christmas food recipes, which will help you to understand how easy it is for you to enjoy Spanish food at home-

  1. Spanish Flan
  2. Turron
  3. Spanish Almond Cookies (Polvorones)
  4. Spanish Garlic Shrimps
  5. Spanish Tetilla Cheese Puffs

1. Spanish Flan

It is one of the famous desserts of Spain. It is very Delicious, smooth, and creamy. This dish is much-liked not only in Spain but also around the world. It’s so tasty and easy to make that I think once you try it, you’ll want to make and eat it at home again and again.

Ingredients

  • Egg: 6
  • Evaporated Milk: 1-can
  • Condensed Milk: 1-can
  • Vanilla Extract: 1-spoon
  • Water: as required
  • White Sugar: as required

Instructions

  • With 1-spoon of water, you have to dissolve the sugar. To get caramel, boil it. Then, prepare a pie dish and pour the caramel into it.
  • Combine the evaporated milk, condensed milk, vanilla extract, and sugar. Whisk and make a smooth mass.
  • Pour the mixture over the caramel. To make a perfect flan, cover it with aluminum foil.
  • For about 45 minutes, bake it in the preheated oven.
  • Refrigerate it for at least 2 hours.
  • Now this flan is ready to serve

2. Turron

Turron is one of the famous dishes of Spain. It is so delicious that you can’t escape it from your special food list. You can make this yummy food at your home very easily. Let’s see the recipe at a glance-

Ingredients

  • Sugar: 1 ¼-cups
  • Water: 2-tablespoons
  • Honey: 1/3-cup
  • Salt: 1/8-teaspoon
  • Egg White: 1-large (room temperature)
  • Lemon Zest: ½-teaspoon (finely grated)
  • Marcona Almonds: ¾-cup (very coarsely chopped)
  • Wafer Paper: 2-sheets (8- by 8 -inches trimmed)
  • Nonstick Cooking Spray

Instructions   

  • Take one heavy-duty foil sheet and an 8- 8-inch baking pan. Now line the baking pan with a foil sheet (lengthwise). Then, to create a sling, line the pan crosswise. With spray, coat the sides lightly.
  • In a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine honey, sugar, and water. Stir it with a wooden spoon until sugar dissolves completely (for 7-10 minutes) over medium heat. Boil the syrup until the thermometer records 250F for 2-3 minutes, then to medium-high, increase the heat.
  • For about 2 minutes, on medium speed, whip the egg white with salt until it turns soft and smooth.
  • Add hot syrup in a slow and steady stream to egg white with a mixer. Until it makes thick and glossy, beat the mixture for about 10 minutes. Next, add and beat lemon zest to combine it with the mixture.  
  • Now, with a cooking spray, coat the rubber spatula lightly.
  • Stir in almonds
  • Prepare a pan. Now, place a rimmed sheet of parchment paper or rice paper in this pan. Into the pan, scrape turron mixture. With a spatula, whisk the mixture in an even layer. Use parchment paper or rice paper (2nd sheet) for topping. Next, to compress and flatten, with a flat-bottomed ½ cup measure, press it down lightly. 
  • To make a perfect turron, let stand it at room temperature for about 1-2 hours until set. Now, with a sling, transfer turron to a cutting board.  
  • After removing the sling and discarding the turron, first, you can cut it into 8-pieces; then, you can serve them with a nice decoration.

3. Spanish Almond Cookies (Polvorones) 

These cookies are also called Polvorones, which are very popular among Spaniards. It is a common dessert item that enhances the beauty of the dining table on Christmas. If anyone has not eaten this cookie before, they can undoubtedly try this dessert for sure.

Ingredients 

  • Almonds: ¾-cup (raw)
  • Flour: 1 ½- cup
  • Sugar: ¾-cup
  • Margarine: 4-ounces
  • Cinnamon: 2/3-teaspoon 

Instructions

  • For about 10 minutes, in a separate baking pan, toast the almonds and flour.
  • After baking the flour and almonds, make almond flour. For this, you have to put the almonds in the food processor.
  • Prepare a bowl. You need to mix sugar, margarine, and cinnamon with the almond and flour.
  • Now, you have to flatten the mixture. You can use a rolling pin for this purpose.
  • Make even circles from the dough by using a cup.
  • For about 20 minutes, you need to bake the cookies
  • Allow the cookies to cool
  • To decorate the cookies, sprinkle extra sugar over them.
  • Now you can serve the cookies nicely and enjoy with your family.

4. Spanish Garlic Shrimps

It is one of the simplest Hispanic Christmas food recipes. This dish is also one of the most famous Spanish traditional dishes yet. It requires very few ingredients to make and takes very little time to prepare.

Ingredients

  • Shrimps: 1-pound
  • Smoked Paprika: 1-teaspoon
  • Garlic: 5 to 6-cloves
  • Lemon Juice: ¼-cup
  • Butter: ¼-cup (unsalted)
  • Olive Oil: ¼-cup
  • Pepper and Salt: as required

Instructions

  • In a pan, sauté olive oil, butter, minced garlic, and pepper for about a minute over medium heat.
  • Add paprika, lemon juice, and shrimp. For another few minutes, sauté them also.
  • Season it after shrimps are done.
  • Your shrimps are ready. Now you can serve it, with crusty bread.

5. Spanish Tetilla Cheese Puffs

Tetilla Cheese Puffs are another popular food in Spain. These cheese puffs usually take place on the top of their Christmas Food List. Let’s see how you can cook these cheese puffs at your home.

Ingredients

  • Eggs: 2
  • Flour: 2/3-cup
  • Paprika: ½-teaspoon (both)
  • Baking Powder: as required
  • Tetilla Cheese: 3-ounces
  • Olive Oil and Salt: as required
  • Manchego Cheese: ¼-cup

Instructions

  • Prepare a mixing bowl. Combine the flour, salt, paprika, and baking powder and mix these ingredients in the bowl.
  • Beat the tortilla cheese, manchego cheese, egg whites, and egg yolks in another bowl with the previous flour mixture.
  • For about 20 minutes, refrigerate the mixture.
  • Make rolls with the mixture (which you have refrigerated earlier)
  • Heat the oil.
  • Fry the puffs
  • Remove the extra oil by using a paper towel. Now it’s ready to serve. 

Which Foods Do Spaniards Like the Most?

Spaniards like all kinds of food, more or less. Almost all kinds of their food are delicious. These include spicy, salty, and sweet foods. Some foods are made at special festivals, and they like these foods very much.  

These foods are- paella, Cochinillo Asado, Spanish ham croquetas, Galets, seafood, Spanish tortilla cheese puffs, Boquerones en Vinagre, Spanish garlic shrimps, Iberico ham, Roscon de Reyes, marzipan, Spanish flan, etc. 

How Do Spaniards Celebrate Christmas?

The Spaniards celebrate Christmas with great delight and gladness. They love to eat various kinds of food at Christmas. They prepare delicious meals at home to enjoy the family party with guestsAlso, they go out to different restaurants to celebrate the occasion.

Final Verdict

Hispanic Christmas food recipes are so simple that anyone can perfectly make these dishes. I have tried to make some of these recipes at home; I did not find it difficult. You also can follow these modern and so delicious recipes at home. I’m sure you’ll fall in love with them as soon as you make them. These recipes will become ideal for your Christmas food.

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