March 29, 2012
Spain, Part VII: Scarcely an hour's train ride from Madrid, the hilltop town of Toledo is well-respected for its handcrafted marzipan products.
These sweet treats are sold on nearly every corner of Toledo's narrow, winding streets (prepare to get lost here _ everybody does!).
The basic ingredients in these are straightforward: almond paste, sugar and honey.
Sweet stuff, with a somewhat medicinal flavor that might be an acquired taste.
Cookies and pastries are available too _ lots of them!
Fear not: Long fingernails, but clean fingers (really!).
Fabrica de Mazapan Jose Barroso,