Tortas de Algarrobo from Axarquia set to go continent wide

Taking the cake to Europe with modern twist on ancient Moorish recipe

LAST UPDATED: 17 Mar, 2016 @ 15:19
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A SWEET treat from the Axarquia is set to take the European cake market by storm.

Tortas de Algarrobo (Algarrobo cakes) are popular snacks made with olive oil, sugar, cinnamon and aniseed in a recipe that dates back to the Moorish empire.

TORTAS: Traditional Axarquia sweets
TORTAS: Traditional Axarquia sweets

Producers are now preparing to enter the European market by obtaining the necessary certification of quality.

One firm, Carmen Lupiañez, which produces 1,000 cakes daily, has begun expanding its premises in order to increase production and marketing.

Boss Mark Gil Lupiañez, the seventh generation of a family dedicated to manufacturing the cakes, said the company aims to produce 700,000 cakes daily from its Algarrobo bakery in the future.

“We believe in our product and we want to take it to other markets,” he said.

“You cannot launch a product in Europe without having prepared the proper certifications and the production facilities have to carry it out,” he added.



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