Sunday, November 25, 2012

The Head Bone's Connected to the Stomach Bone

HUESOS DE SANTO (SAINT'S BONES).
MARZIPAN, SWEET EGG YOLK FILLING, GROUND ALMONDS, SUGAR, LEMON, CINAMMON...

I know. I know. The head bone is not really connected to the stomach bone. I think the head bone is actually connected to the neck bone, but I majored in Art. I did take plenty of art students' anatomy classes and I did work in Medical Illustration for a while, but I don't remember all the parts and their order.

SAINT'S BONES UNDER GLASS (IN THE TOWN OF ARCOS DE LA FRONTERA).
(THAT'S A STATUE. I THINK MAYBE JUST A "FINGER BONE" IS REAL — AND NOT VERY TASTY.)

I mentioned earlier in the month that 1 November was the Dia de Todos Los Santos (All Saints Day) and that I hoped to sample Huesos de Santo (Saint's Bones). The pastries, not the relics. I didn't get around to looking for the sweets before the holiday, but the other day I happened to find some in a wonderful bakery not far from home. I bought four. Saint's Bones are delicious and they are now directly connected to the stomach bone.


18 comments:

  1. Is the entire outer part of the huesos de santo made of marzipan? If it is then I'm in - I love marzipan!
    And what's more I have interrupted AGA's harpsichord playing by listening to your video of 'Dry Bones' turned up very loud. . .
    Kirk

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    1. Kirk:
      Yes, that's all marzipan and it was so good.

      I don't need much of an excuse to stop listening to the harpsichord!

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  2. Mitch, you are such an 'old soul' at heart, if that makes any sense at all!
    At first I thought they were haddock fillets!! And I thought stuffed with marzipan? Now what is San Geraldo up to! lol

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    1. Jim:
      San Geraldo would probably love haddock filets stuffed with marzipan!

      As for me, a very immature old soul!

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  3. The head bone is directly connected (in men) to another bone, not the one in the stomach.

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    1. Spo:
      Yep. Isn't that the central nervous system?

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  4. Eating pastries shaped like bones seems pretty gory to me. But then, I guess eating chocolate-covered marshmallow Santas and reindeer isn't much better. Enjoy "dem bones"!

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    1. Ms. Sparrow:
      And what do kids love to bite off first on those Santas, reindeers, and Easter bunnies?!?

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  5. Someone is enjoying a trip through you posts...would that be Jim...yes and he's reading them to me....keeping going Jim!

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    1. Ron:
      I'm so grateful Jim is doing that. Early on, I told lots of stories very special to me that most of my wonderful followers missed out on. I've been thinking of re-posting some of them. I hope you don't mind being read to!

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  6. I'm going to assume Saint's bones taste better than they look.

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    1. Stephen:
      I've seen pictures that show some slightly more attractive presentations. But, no matter what, they definitely taste better than they look.

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  7. Marzipan is my crack. When eventually visit, make sure these are in the pantry. xox

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    1. Nubian:
      Come around the time of All Saints Day and they'll be fresh in the bakeries.

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  8. Hi Carm:
    Thanks so much for visiting and commenting. That altar is in the 13th-century cathedral in Arcos de la Frontera. The main part of the altar itself is from the 8th century. It's an amazing structure with some other really beautiful altars and chapels.

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  9. Looks like Cheese Blinzes. So whats going on for Thanksgiving in Spain? Do they have a Thanksgiving? Beautiful alter. Just watched a Tv show on Gaudy the architect. Great buildings. Be well.
    Renee (daughter's) Moving truck arrived, we are buried in boxes.

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    1. Hola Yvonne,
      Nothing went on for Thanksgiving here. Well, tapas and gin tonics! I would love to get up north to see some of Gaudi's work. Ugh to the moving boxes! Hope all went well.

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