Sobaos Pasiegos

These are rich and fluffy cakes typical  from the north of Spain that take almost no time to make (once one has developed the necessary origami skills for the paper cases) and are deliciously perfect for a holiday morning breakfast with a big cup of milky coffee.

Happy New Year!

SobaosSobaos Pasiegos

Makes 6  of them:

  • 250 g softened butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 250 g flour
  • 220 g sugar
  • 30 g honey
  • grated zest of a lemon
  • 8 g of baking powder
  • pinch of NaCl
  • 3 sheets of baking paper, size A4, cut in two

First shape liners out of baking paper following this diagram:

Moldes para sobaos pasiegos

Sobao Cases


Preheat the oven to 160 °C fan.

Beat together butter with sugar, honey and salt until light and fluffy. Then beat in the lemon zest and the eggs, one at a time.

Fold in the combined and sifted flour and baking powder.

Divide the batter among the 6 liners placed in an oven tray (with some space in between them), and spread it with a spatula. Bake for 25 minutes. The tops will be browned, but you can cover them with foil after 15 minutes in case you prefer them whiter.

Storing them in a plastic bag once cool will give them a softer texture.



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