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Tray of pestiños
Alternative namesBorrachuelos
Place of originSpain
Region or stateAndalusia
Main ingredientsDough, sesame, olive oil, honey or sugar

A pestiño is a Christmas or Holy Week pastry that is popular in Andalusia and other regions of southern Spain. It is a piece of dough, deep-fried in olive oil and glazed with honey or sugar.



Normally the dough is flavoured with sesame. Its form and composition vary from region to region and are different in Medina-Sidonia, Cádiz, Chiclana de la Frontera, Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Rota and other towns in Andalusia. In these towns they are typical for Christmas but in the rest of Andalusia they are eaten throughout the year.

In Málaga they are called borrachuelos.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Aguirre, Lakshmi. "Tertulia". Borrachuelos.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Pestiños at Wikimedia Commons