Bread or nougat from Cádiz is one of our star products that we have been making since the beginning, in the first half of the 19th century.
It is a laborious job that only the women in the factory know how to do. Some fill it and the specialists cover it, close it and decorate it as they wish. In the past, thimbles, scissors, knives and some creative inventions of the workers were used for this work.
Here is a video of the making of the base of the bread of Cádiz, specifically, the Yolk: Normally they are served individually or in boxes of 5 kg. We also have 250 grammes, 1 Kg and even our customers who sell them by weight or by the slice ask us for 4 Kg and 6 Kg.
Origin of Cadiz bread
Let's talk a bit about history. The origin of Cádiz bread dates back to the 19th century. At that time, the French invasion left Cádiz under siege and the population was forced to use all the almonds stored in customs for the overseas colonies as a product which, if well prepared, could replace traditional bread.
This form was later sweetened and gradually came to be known as 'mazapán de Cádiz' (marzipan from Cádiz) because of its origin. This recipe has been preserved and used up to the present day.
Nowadays we make the recipe as traditional and artisan as possible. Many large factories have automated and industrialised this process, but we prefer the traditional way.
Marzipan: Almond (60%), sugar, water, stabilizer E(-420) and preservative (E-200). Fillings: (sweet potato (50%), sugar, glucose syrup and preservative E-200), (egg yolk (50%), sugar, glucose syrup, preservative E-200 and emulsifier E-466), (pumpkin fruit, sugar, glucose and fructose syrup, preservative E-202, acidity regulator E-330 and colourings E-120, E-100 and E-142), cinnamon, wafer: potato starch (99%), high oleic sunflower oil (sunflower oil and antioxidants: E304, E310 and vitamin E). Painted with whole egg. May contain traces of wheat, sulphites.
Average values per 100g of product
|Energy Value||1790 kJ (428 kcal)|
|of which saturated||2,4 g|
|of which sugars||4,5 g|
|Ingredientes||Mazapán, azúcar fruta, batata y yema|
|Formato||Producto enrollado en celofán|