It is curious to think that in a world like 2022 in which the prices of everything rise, there are prices that remain the same. Even more so when it comes to a popular measure such as panellets, icon of the festivities of all saints in Catalonia and one of the most emblematic sweets of Catalan confectionery.
Like every year, the Panàtics company rewards the best of the season and on this occasion the award went to the Carrió pastry shop (Carrer Bailén 216), a Barcelona institution opened more than 40 years ago in which the third generation of the Carrió family is responsible for managing this small bakery inspired by the classics of French pastry.
The prize, awarded by the Route of the Best Artisan Pine Nut Panellets of Catalonia organized by Panàtics, consolidates the Carrió, regulars in the circuit of gastronomic awards in Catalonia, since they already had a third place for the best coca in San Juan in 2019 and another third place in 2021 with the best classic tortel.
Those wickers explain from Fanatics as the organizer of the contest, it was evident that Carrió’s panellet of pine nuts was going to maintain the standards of traditionalism. Almond, water, sugar and a little potato, explains the champion (Oriol Carrió, a member of this third generation) as the wicker to make his panellet in an artisanal and traditional way.
Without science, the pastry chef explained that first make a finely chopped almond, to which you add the water, the potato and the sugar, and let the mixture sit for a couple of days. After that time, they add the pine nuts, shape the balls and then bake them so that they are golden on the outside and slightly crispy but the inside is tender.
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They also explain that although The consumption peak of the panellets has not occurred, the demand for this typical sweet of all saints is already beginning to be noticed. In addition, they explain from the pastry shop that this year the prices of the panellets are not going to rise because they are going to remain at 65 euros per kilo, since the price of the pine nuts has not changed (in fact they have gone down) something strange with these times of inflation they run.
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