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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2019
Bon Nadal i Feliç Any Nou 2019
Feliz Navidad y Prospero Año Nuevo 2019
Feliz Natal e Feliz Ano Novo 2019

With warmest regards and “Cheers!” from the sunny Mediterranean,

Ursula, Joanne, Kirstie, Juan & the Gourmand Breaks Team

and don’t forget, if a Private Tour of Spain, Portugal and/or SW France for 2019 (or further afield) is on your Christmas list we’ve got lots of options over on our Gourmand Breaks Website

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2018
Bon Nadal i Feliç Any Nou 2018
Feliz Navidad y Prospero Año Nuevo 2018
Feliz Natal e Feliz Ano Novo 2018

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We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Healthy & Prosperous New Year 2018 filled with lots of lovely Food, Wine and Cultural Experiences!

With compliments of the festive season from Ursula, Joanne and the Gourmand Breaks team!

“Cheers!” from Spain

and don’t forget, if a Private Tour of Spain, Portugal and/or SW France for 2018 (or further afield) is on your Christmas list we’ve got lots of options over on our Gourmand Breaks Website

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2017
Bon Nadal i Feliç Any Nou 2017
Feliz Navidad y Prospero Año Nuevo 2017
Feliz Natal e Feliz Ano Novo 2017

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“Cheers!” from Spain :-)

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Healthy & Prosperous New Year 2017!

With compliments of the festive season from Ursula, Joanne and the Gourmand Breaks team!

FELIZ NAVIDAD / BON NADAL / FELIZ NATAL

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS

Happy Xmas 2015

“Cheers!” from the Priorat Wine Region of Spain :)

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Healthy & Prosperous New Year 2016!

With compliments of the festive season from Ursula, Joanne and the Gourmand Breaks team ! 

 

 

FELIZ NAVIDAD / BON NADAL / HAPPY CHRISTMAS

from your Gourmand Breaks team!

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Healthy & Prosperous New Year 2014

 

Turron is a typical Spanish, nougat style, delight available all over the Christmas period.  Turron flavors are diverse and there are many different varities including chocolate, truffle, lemon, cherry brandy, whiskey and so much more.   Many people gift turron to family, friends and neighbors, but this easy recipe for traditional Spanish Christmas Turron, including honey and almonds,  can be easily adapted with your favorite ingredients for an original gift this Christmas time.

Ingredients for Traditional Spanish Christmas Turron Recipe:

• 1 cup orange blossom honey
• 1 cup finely ground almonds
• 2 egg yolks
• 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
• 1/8 teaspoon lemon zest (optional)
• 1 egg white, beaten stiff

Method for Traditional Spanish Christmas Turron Recipe:

Pour the honey into a saucepan and warm over a medium-low heat to 140 degrees F (60 degrees C). Stir the almonds into the warm honey and remove from the heat.

Mix the egg yolks, cinnamon, and lemon zest into the almonds. Fold the egg white into the mixture.

Line a dish with parchment paper. Pour the mixture onto the parchment paper and smooth to a 1/2-inch layer.

Place a sheet of parchment paper on top of the mixture and then place a cutting board over the paper; place a few items on top of the cutting board to give it some weight.

Once your traditional Spanish  turron has been left to dry for 3 days – cut into 1-inch squares to serve.

This Spanish sweet delicacy is best accompanied with a glass of sweet fortified dessert wine such as Moscatel or even a sweet cava.

If you would like to learn to cook traditional and authentic Spanish recipes with a professional Spanish chef, our private Cooking Tours in Northern Spain will introduce you to the best of Spanish cuisine as well as a range of culinary delights such as Michelin starred dining, exquisite wine tastings and authentic gourmet tapas tours.

 

Wishing everyone a Happy Christmas and a Healthy & Prosperous New Year 2013!