Jose Barroso

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,
Toledo, Spain.