Andalusian Alfajores. The alfajor is a sweet typical Andalusian but like everything, there are different variants. It seems that all of them coincide in the use of honey, hazelnuts, almonds and spices, which is what makes this sweet something very special and different from the sugary sweets that are out there these days.
The city of Medina Sidonia in the province of Cadiz, the pastry capital since the times of Al-Andalus, has had a lot to do with its conservation, in modern times and continues to produce high-quality alfajores for which it has obtained the PGI (Protected Geographical Indication). Honey, hazelnuts, almonds, flour, breadcrumb, ground cinnamon, cloves, coriander and sesame. Those are the ingredients. Take some with you if you can. Always good to have a tasty reminder of the place you’ve visited and these are very easy to pack in travel.