Nestled in the heart of the historic town of Tejeda, now with it’s beautifully restored streets and store fronts you’ll find a hive of restaurants, bakeries and dulcerias. Voted one of Spain’s most beautiful towns (Pueblos más bonitos de España) Tejeda is picture perfect, white walled houses with terracotta roofs front the dramatic backdrop of Roque Bentayga and lush mountainsides of almond trees and green landscape.
Founded in 1946, the Dulceria Nublo mostly use the almond as it’s main focus for their sweet dulces (pastries) all of which are made on site, you’d be forgiven for being a little overwhelmed at the variety on offer and with each pastry only setting you back €1.20 it’s easy to go overboard, which we often do. The offerings here include almond and sweet potato cakes, a small humble looking very sweet and slightly chewy cookie which melts in the mouth, almond biscuits, coconut macaroons, almond jam filled pasties, danish plaits, fresh marzipan the list is literally endless, added to this most items are offered with or without lashings of chocolate - perfect!
The giant Palmeras are a favourite of ours, this is a very sweet highly buttered filo pastry base shaped like a heart (or palm) topped in a variety of flavours from chocolate caramel, lotus biscuit, white chocolate, orange, lemon, dulce de leche the list goes on and with new flavours being created all the time, you’ll never be disappointed. A word of advice unless you’re feeling particularly hungry, best order these to share, they are massive! We’re yet to listen to our own advice when it comes to the serious decision of ordering just one or not, the decision most always being not 😉
This is pretty much our number one stop for sweet treats, often we’ll plan a ride around visiting here as enjoying the dulces are made all the sweeter when surrounded by such majestic views of Roque Bentayga.