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The Sweets of Santiago de Compostela

Written By: jeff

Posted On: July 9th, 2010

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While out filming in the streets of Santiago de Compostela, Spain I was invited into Pasteleria La Perla, a great bakery and chocolate store serving traditional Galician sweets. I was first shown the Pedras de Santiago, or “rocks of Santiago”, which are chocolate covered almonds. The other highlight for me was the traditional Galician cake with its characteristic powder sugar Galician cross.  The sales woman told me that their cakes are eaten by the royal family of Spain and sent to the Vatican.

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