Wednesday, July 13, 2011

ÁVILA- Egg Yolk Candy, Yum?

In Ávila I found myself looking for my armor. The town is enclosed in a fortress and preserves the lifestyle of a true medieval town. Deciding to be adventurous culinary-wise I bought a box of the famous candies from Ávila  that have only two ingredients: sugar and egg yolk (drooling yet?). One bite into these little treats and I felt my morning breakfast almost come back up. This "delicacy" was invented by a Carmelite nun Saint Teresa of Ávila, and bless her soul, they obviously did not have Godiva back then. Not to let these interesting confections go to waste, I made sure to bring them back home with me and treat my parents to a lovely surprise. If you're curious what they tasted like, I can present you with this one image: my father taking a bite and running to the trash can to spit it out and then gargling with Listerine for 5 minutes straight afterwards, yum. 


  1. Oh my goodness i love your photos. You're giving me the travel bug with your posts! Thank you for sharing. Have a Happy Summer!

    xoxo, Plums and Pearls

  2. Yum that looks delish..and loving your photos, you really captured some great shots!

  3. Looks really yumiii :)

    Enjoy your trip hehe


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  5. awesome blog ~ just stumbled upon today ~ i love your photography!
    xo ~ kristina

  6. as always, ur photos are mesmerising :0 that egg yolk candy looks yummy, am searching for recipes now ;)
    thanks for following, i couldnt find google friend connect, so am following on bloglovin ;)