tira de melindros (kind of pastry)

English translation: please see exp. below

10:01 Aug 27, 2001
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Spanish term or phrase: tira de melindros (kind of pastry)
A kind of pastry, I have to translate this for a menu.

An explanation would be as useful as anything. Ta.

Note that the area is Catalonia.
Lia Fail (X)
Spain
Local time: 16:12
English translation:please see exp. below
Explanation:
I'm not quite sure how to translate this, although it could be considered to be some type of biscotti. See the attached website. It gives a full explanation in Spanish and shows pictures of how they are made. Hope this helps! :)
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AngelaMR
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The pics and explanation were perfect, I called them sponge biscuits as being the nearest/best explanation of what tehy are
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namelindros
Patricia Lutteral
nasee description
tazdog (X)
naplease see exp. below
AngelaMR
namarzipan coated with sugar icing
Oso (X)


  

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9 mins
marzipan coated with sugar icing


Explanation:
Also:
Fritter made with flour & honey.

The correct name in Spanish is "melindres" o "buñuelos"

Greetings from Oso ¶:^)



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Oso (X)
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16 mins
please see exp. below


Explanation:
I'm not quite sure how to translate this, although it could be considered to be some type of biscotti. See the attached website. It gives a full explanation in Spanish and shows pictures of how they are made. Hope this helps! :)


    Reference: http://www.apicius.es/aula/bizcocho/
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The pics and explanation were perfect, I called them sponge biscuits as being the nearest/best explanation of what tehy are
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16 mins
see description


Explanation:
Here's a description....

This is the most famous chocolate shop in Barcelona. The specialties are melindros (sugar-topped soft-sided biscuits). http://jessicacates.tripod.com/labs/page3.html

They're shaped like "lenguas de gato", and the above is an accurate description.



    my husband's from Barcelona :-)
tazdog (X)
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19 mins
melindros


Explanation:
Hi, Ailish

I wouldn't translate the name. It's originally "catalán" (sorry, don't know the English word). Here's the explanation:

LOS MELINDROS.
Los melindros o melindres son esos bizcochitos que se suelen ver en algunas pastelerías, formando bastoncitos sobre un papel en tiras. Estos bizcochos a parte de poderse comer así como están, acompañando un buen chocolate o café con leche, sirven como base a charlotas, puddines, flanes, etc.
http://www.bongust.com/noticias/20/firmas/murua/651/
(Recipe included in this site)

Se pican los melindros junto con el mazapán y los confites de anís; una vez troceados se mezcla con la carne picada, 100grs. de azúcar y un poquito de sal hasta que quede una pasta bien homogénea
http://www.turiscat.com/espanol/altemp/gastro_menu.htm

Es picolen els melindros, junt amb el massapà i els anissos; un cop aixafats es barreja amb la carn picada, 100 grs de sucre i un polset de sal fins que quedi una pasta ben homogènia
http://www.turiscat.com/catala/altemp/gastro_menu.htm

Regards,

Patricia

Patricia Lutteral
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