Tocinillo de cielo (Heaven's little pig) is one of the most
surprising desserts of the Spanish gastronomy. We could compare it, in sweet
version, with the potato tortilla. From ingredients of common use (eggs, water, sugar) and
using a technique of not at all particular elaboration, we get incredible
results with little effort! Created in the early years of the last century, when wineries from Jerez de la Frontera donated the leftover
egg yolks of the clarification (the egg whites are used to clarify the wine) to
the nuns. These, with divine success, mixed them with syrup and they treated to
the bath Maria, thus was born tocinillo de cielo... God blesses them!