Today is San Isidro Labrador, Patron Saint of Madrid (and of farmers). It’s a big festivity and is characterized by colourful processions, festivals, attractions and various traditional performances. The celebration mainly takes place in the Meadow of San Isidro where people like to have picnics near the Saint’s shrine.
This painting by Francisco de Goya can give you an idea of the appearance of the Prairie during this feast in the late eighteenth century.
Last year I baked the famous Rosquillas del Santo, today I bring to you wafers, more simple and easy to make but also delicious. These are a very good example of the Madrid’s popular cuisine.
Saint Isidore’s Wafers
- 50 g butter, melted
- 50 g flour
- 50 g of icing sugar
- 2 egg whites
Preheat oven to 200 ° C (390 ºF) and cover a baking tray with baking paper.
Melt the butter in the microwave. Beat egg whites until foamy. Mix sugar and flour in a bowl, add egg whites and butter and mix until creamy and smooth.
Bake for 3 minutes (this is very important!), remove from oven and quickly roll up on themselves before they harden.
These waffles are the perfect companions of ice creams and milkshakes.