It all started with a bumper crop of figs this summer, we couldn´t use them fast enough so we laid down sheets and dried them in the sun for use them in our Chrismas cakes and mince pies.
As we are not fans of suet and see no need to use it as a binder in a mince pie, we have cooked down dried figs with moscatel raisins, apples, plums and apricots ending up with a stunning vegetarian version of the winter clasic.
Next came time to collect the Marcona almonds which were then split open using a rock,
one at a time,then peeled and ground and mixed with egg yolk, vanilla, and sugar to make the Spanish classic, Turron de yema.
From the poster you can see the number of local artisans that will be here to help you work your way through your Christmas gift list. Not only are you getting quality hand crafted items you are helping to support the local community, keeping alive skills such as leather tooling, glass blowing, hand knitting, weaving and much more. As well as all this there will be beeswax candles, fresh breads and cakes, hand made toys and
jewellry, raw chocolate, yoga clothing and greeting cards. Al lago´s kitchen will be serving market plates at 10.50 euros, either chicken or vegetable with rice, flatbreads and chutneys. Come and enjoy the atomosphere, meet up with friends from the area and suppport us this December oh and enjoy hot mulled wine whilst you do!!