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Typical Asturian dessert, it is a kind of fried empanadilla, with a filling of chopped nuts, anise and sugar, although sometimes hazelnuts are added.

They can also be cooked in the oven, in this case, puff pastry is used instead of the traditional dough.

This is the most traditional recipe, with a lot of filling anda very thin dough, as I like it ?.

Ingredients for the dough

500 gr of flour

Two teaspoons of chemical yeast

1 yolk

1 pinch of salt

150 ml white wine

150 ml of soft olive oil

Ingredients for the filling

250 gr of peeled and finely chopped walnuts

A splash of milk

150 gr of sugar

4 spoons of anise


Prepare the dough first. Mix in a bowl the wine, the yolk, the oil and the pinch of salt, integrate well and then add the flour along with the yeast. Mix well with your hands or the food processor until all the ingredients are integrated and you have a ball of dough that does not stick to your hands. Wrap the ball of dough in transparent paper and let it rest. Meanwhile, prepare the filling?

Personally I like nuts very finely chopped, so crush them with a food processor. Mix the nuts in a bowl with the sugar, milk, and anise and mix well.

We now start to assemble the casadiellas and then fry them.

Spread the dough with the help of a rolling pin on the floured work table, try to make it as thin as possible.

Then cut the dough into equal rectangular portions, approximately 12 x 10 cm.

Then place along each portion the filling of nuts, about a teaspoon and a half; close the casadiella on itself and seal the edges with a fork.

Fry the portions in a deep pan with plenty of hot oil (so that casadielles float) on both sides until golden brown. Place the casadielles in a dish with kitchen paper so that it absorbs the remaining oil and then coat the casadiellas with sugar.

I encourage you to prepare this easy and delicious dessert of my land.


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Lemon and nuts bundt cake

Before making this cake I would never have imagined that lemon and walnuts would make such a perfect and smooth combination, but that’s right, this is such a juicy sponge cake that has just entered the list of recipes that I do the most.

Here I explain the recipe, of course, can be made in any mold for sponge cake.


4 eggs

300 gr of sugar

15 gr of baking powder

1 pinch of salt

The zest of two lemons

The juice of a lemon and a half

1 trickle of vanilla extract

150 gr of fine chopped nuts (I chopped them with a food processor)

300 ml of milk

200 gr of butter


In a bowl, beat the eggs with a kitchen robot or hand mixer until they are pale, then, slowly add the sugar and continue beating until you get a frothy cream.

Add the vanilla extract, the lemon zest and the lemon juice.

Now add the sifted flour together with the yeast, the pinch of salt, and the chopped nuts, mix at low speed.

Heat the milk in a separate bowl without reaching the boiling point and add the butter, stir until melted, add to the rest of the ingredients slowly and beat until everything is well integrated.

Pour the mixture into the previously greased mold and take it to the oven, which must be preheated to 180 ° C, for 30 minutes or until the stick comes out almost clean.

It is very soft and juicy cake very delicious, very nice. Enjoy!