the only thing that makes me happy, now that summer it’s completely gone, it’s food. in particular hot ginger lemon tea, chestnuts and these bloody delicious classic panellets.
what are these super cute little balls? panellets it’s a classic catalan dessert that we make in fall for the Castanyada, same day as Halloween. I bake them all the years with my mum, so here you have this incredible recipe that can’t be wrong.
they are so energetic because of the sweet potatoes, pine nuts and almonds. also an addiction for everyone, you eat one and you’re automatically lost forever in the sweet sweet catalan world of panellets.
makes about 60
· ingredients ·
200g sweet potatoes
500g ground almonds
500g caster sugar
2 free range eggs
200g pine nuts
300g grated almonds
· step by step ·
fill a pot with some water and boil the sweet potatoes.
with a wooden spoon mix the boiled sweet potatoes with the sugar.
add bit by bit the almond ground and knead the batter.
cover with a cling film and leave it in the fridge for 24hrs.
make little balls (2cm diameter aprox.).
whisk just a bit the egg whites and with a cooking brush cover all the balls.
wrap them with grated almonds or pine nuts.
whisk the egg yolk and with a cooking brush pour a bit on the top of them.
in a baking tray, prepared with baking paper, bake them into the oven a 180 ºC for about 8 to 12 min. until they are golden and a bit brown on the top.
· tips ·
you can cover them with grated coconut, or cocoa powder, or ground coffee or dip them in different chocolates!!!