Tarta de Santiago

A good way to tarta your day

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It won't get you very far down the trail, but a Tarta de Santiago and a cup of coffee with leche contributes to a good mental start. 

The cake is a traditional sweet often eaten for breakfast in the Galician region of Spain. It is dense and fruity, full of almonds, cinnamon, and citrus zest. It is baked in a circular pan and dusted with powdered sugar--except for a the symbol of Saint James that is stenciled on the top.

I eat mine sitting on a plastic chair at a plastic table. The umbrellas that protect the afternoon diners (and card players) are not yet open.  

Check out this video here if you want to make this sweet treat in the place where you are. 

Buen caminó!


If you enjoy good food, you should consider joining Mark and Vicki for a Mediterranean cruise this October. See the link here for details. Naturally, we'll be visiting sensational sites but we'll also do some fine dining. Did you know that cruisecritic.com calls our ship, the Celebrity Reflection, "a food-lovers fantasy"? That got my attention!