|Alternative names||Sobao pasiego|
|Place of origin||Spain|
|Region or state||Pas and Miera valleys|
|Main ingredients||Sugar, butter, flour, eggs, salt, lemon zest, rum or anise liquor, dry yeast|
|This article does not cite any references or sources. (September 2011)|
In the first primitive recipes the ingredients comprise simple bread dough, white sugar and butter. The ancient recipe of sobao pasiego also adds two eggs, lemon zest and anise liquor or rum. The modern sobao was developed in 1896, when the personal cook of the famous doctor Enrique Diego-Madrazo (known as Madrazo), Eusebia Hernández Martín substituted the bread dough for flour.
The recipe includes one kilo of sugar, one of butter, 900 grams of flour, 12 eggs, a pinch of salt, lemon zest, a spoon of rum or anise liquor and a bit of dry yeast. The butter and sugar are mixed together, then salt and lemon are added unter continuing stirring. One by one the eggs are added with the spoonful of liquor and finally flour and yeast are incorporated. As soon as all ingredients are thoroughly mixed the dough is ready, filled into a baking dish and baked in the oven.