If you're coming to El Hierro during your holidays, you'll find plenty to do. We've already spoken about some of them here at Payless, your budget car rental company in El Hierro: visit the natural pools, the lighthouse of Punta Orchilla, or the spectacular natural wonder of El Sabinar, for example. And today we're going to offer you something completely different - something for those of you with a sweet tooth! For the perfect holiday, don't miss out on these traditional desserts!
We all know that the local cuisine is a huge part of the tourist experience. When you travel, you want to try new flavours and textures, and in the Canary Islands you'll find a wealth of different dishes, from the traditional potatoes in mojo sauce all the way to the unusual "pella de gofio", made from a unique local grain. And of course, there's a huge number of sweet treats on offer, too. Here are the three desserts that you don't want to miss out on during your Canarian holiday:
in El Hierro, quesadillas are quite different from their Mexican equivalent. In fact, "quesadillas de El Hierro" are a Canarian version of cheesecake, made using a local cheese known as Herreņo. This is mixed with a pinch of salt, anise, honey and lemon. The result is a deliciously smooth-textured cake with a sweet, fragrant flavour. If you're visiting El Hierro, you'll find these quesadillas on offer in a number of cafes and other local restauants. Get in your low cost rental car, go for a drive, and finish your day with a plate of these delicious sweet treats and a cup of coffee. The perfect day out!
2. Polvito Uruguayo:
Despite its name, which means "Uruguayan powder", this dessert actually originates here in the Canary Islands. In fact, it was invented in a restaurant in Gran Canaria, when a chef made the inspired decision to mix dulce de leche, meringue, and biscuit crumbs. This delicacy can be found in a number of bars and restaurants. Look out for a number of varieties - you can even get this as a type of cake or ice cream!
3. Principe Alberto:
We're not sure why this is named "Prince Albert", but it doesn't matter. Hailing from La Palma, our final suggestion is every chocolate lover's dream. Biscuits are dipped in bitter coffee, and mixed with the crunchy texture of hazelnuts and ground almonds. Everything is then coated with chocolate for a truly intense flavour. Nobody with a sweet tooth can go home without trying this culinary marvel!
As you can see, you'll have plenty of options to choose from if you want to enjoy the best of Canarian cuisine. Remember that at Payless, we have offices for low cost car rental in the airports of El Hierro, La Palma and Gran Canaria. You can get your car as soon as you land, then set out immediately to explore the entire island in search of the perfect dessert. Why not give our Canarian dessert challenge a go, and let us know which one is your favourite?