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The Santiago Cake: The Oldest Traditional Recipe of Galicia
Learn how to make the Santiago Cake, the Oldest Traditional Recipe of Galicia
By: Eat & Walkabout
The Santiago Cake is a traditional dessert from the capital of Galicia, Santiago de Compostela, that has been baked for many years, dating as far back as 1577. It is one of the most praised recipes of the region, an exquisite dessert and a must-try if you are visiting this city, or following the Camino de Santiago (The Way of St James) as a pilgrim to the shrine of the apostle St James (Santiago).
Taste the History of the Way of St James
This cake is full of history and has a strong connection to the way of St James one of the most important religious peregrinations in the world. Numerous pilgrims travel to Santiago de Compostela, one of three holy towns in the world, to get forgiveness for all of their sins and also to try this special cake, a treat for the pilgrims who reached the tomb of St James the Great. There are different pilgrimage routes that you can walk on the Way of Saint James (Camino de Santiago), including the French Way, the Northern Way, the Silver Way, the Portuguese Way, the English Way, the Portuguese Coastal Way, the Primitive Way and the Finisterre Way to the Land´s End (Puerto de Finisterre Way).
If you´d like to visit the city of Santiago de Compostela virtually join our Santiago de Compostela Virtual Walking Tour of the Cathedral and Old Quarter. Even walk with us virtually a lost camino trail of O Morrazo.
Both the Way of St James and the city of Santiago de Compostela are full of cultural and gastronomical traditions, not forgetting about the local typical Galician dessert the Santiago Cake. In fact, you cannot leave Santiago de Compostela without trying the Santiago Cake (Tarta de Santiago). If you can´t travel to Santiago de Compostela at the moment to taste it in person, we can bring this amazing recipe to your computer screen on our live virtual cooking demos where you can learn how to make the Santiago Cake, the Oldest Traditional Recipe of Galicia! (https://www.eatandwalkabout.com/
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