April 23rd marks one of Cataloña´s favorite holidays – St. George´s Day, or la diada de Sant Jordi. Here it practically equals to Valentine´s Day when the girls give the guys books and receive roses in return.
This holiday is also famous for its traditional sweets and pastries, which we certainly recommend trying.
– Bread of St. George with four red stripes in the cut, resembles the Catalan flag. It doesn´t carry any dyes, only fillings: sobrasada, walnut and Emmental cheese.
– Saint George´s cake. This cake originated in the beginning of the twentieth century and consists of sweet layers with different types of cream. The shape of the cake is reminiscent of a book. It pairs perfectly with a glass of cava.
– A lot of pastry shops, such as La Pastisseria Barcelona, prepare rose-shaped cakes. We also recommend trying Jordi Roca´s Rocambolesc, as every year he comes up with something new to celebrate this special day.
Author: Julia Chesnokova