I´ve had the pleasure of visiting lots of supermercados in Spain including the national biggie Mercadona. My favourites though are Eroski (just the name conjours up something exotic – sort of a Russian adult show) and Consum (conjouring up a vision of consumerism at it´s best).
The other day I was wandering down the aisles of Consum, looking for some savoury snacks or biscuits to accompany our afternoon drinkies, when I saw these.
To be honest, I had seen these Tortas several times before and was just looking for an excuse to buy them. I was drawn to the fact that each Torta is individually wrapped and has an attractive graphic and inscription about ´Legitima Torta Saint Martin De Porres´on the greaseproof paper. (I´m also drawn to the individually wrapped Amaretti for the same reason.)
Yesterday I finally opened the packet so we could enjoy the Tortas with Tapenade. They looked so lovely and crisp with their salty coating. Except is wasn´t a salty coating. It was a sprinkling of crunchy sugar crystals. Tortas, as it turns out, are crisp and flaky, slightly sweet Tortillas with a faint taste of anise.
They were no good for the Tapenade but are great for a mid morning snack with coffee. If I don´t finish them all in the next few hours, I might try dipping one in my Hot Chocolate tonight. What a happy little accident!