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Lanzarote recipe – “Huesos de Santo”

November 1st is All Saints’ Day and a Spanish tradition is to eat “Huesos de Santo”, which are finger shaped marzipan pieces with a sweet yolk filling. So here is a nice and easy recipe for you to do at home! Anyone with a sweet tooth will love these!


  • 1 pack of marzipan or make your own (recipe below)
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 125 grams of white sugar


  • Roll out the marzipan until it is about 3 or 4 mm thick.
  • Cut strips of around 5 cm wide, and then cut those strips into 5cm squares
  • Roll the squares into a tube shape and seal with a teeny bit of water, and also seal one end
  • Leave to dry on a baking sheet for a couple of hours
  • Then make a bain marie over a saucepan
  • Add the sugar to the water into the Bain Marie and stir until dissolved
  • Turn down the heat to a simmer and add the egg yolks mixing constantly (don’t let it boil or it will curdle)
  • Once the mixture thickens, pipe it into your marzipan tubes
  • Sprinkle with icing sugar or cinnamon and serve.

If you would like to make your own marzipan (because let’s face it… it’s not always easy to get this stuff in Lanzarote) then this should help.


  • 200grams of sugar
  • 100 ml of water
  • 150 grams of ground almonds


  • Make a really strong syrup by mixing t0gether the water and sugar over a low heat
  • Once fully dissolved, stir in the almonds and leave to cool.


Try filling the tubes with other goodies… such as chocolate spread, peanut butter, nutella, or cream. Go wild – it’s only your imagination that limits you.

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

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