What are the Capitulations of Santa Fe? Local Granada Fiesta in April
The Capitulations of Santa Fé changed the history of Europe and the World. This town is to the west of Granada. Santa Fé was where the Capitulations were signed in 1492. Yet is also well known for its Pionono cakes. Everyone associates the name of Santa Fé with this typical Granada treat.
Piononos de Santa Fé
Pionono´s are cakes made by Ceferino Isla in Santa Fé in 1897. They contain lots of sugar and cinnamon. Honey and cinnamon are typical in Muslim cuisine and were incorporated into Spanish cuisine.
Origin of Piononos
Piononos took their name from Pope Pius IX or Pio Nono in Latin. Piononos were designed for the Pope´s visit to Granada. Ceferino Isla a local religious man, wanted to honour this important visit. The shape of the cake is the same round top as the Pope´s headdress. The original bakery La Isla is on Calle Real in Santa Fe and is still open today.
Buy piononos in cake shops throughout Granada. Try one if you get the…
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