Suspiros de Pajares, the traditional Asturian cookies to make at home

Those known as sighs of Pajares or Asturian sighs of Payares are made following the old traditional recipe of the area, quite caloric, but suitable to withstand the low temperatures of the region. They can be prepared with both normal butter and clarified butter., although to make it suitable for all audiences, since clarified butter is not always easy to obtain, in this recipe we will make the Pajares sighs with normal butter. These cookies have an intense butter flavor, they are crunchy on the outside but at the same time they melt in the mouth like a breath, hence their name. As there are so few ingredients, it is advisable to use them of the highest possible quality, so the result of the pasta will be unbeatable.

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recipe information

    • Preparation time: 10 minutes
    • cooking time: 15 minutes
    • total time: 25 minutes
    • rations: 10, 30 units
    • Category: desserts
    • type of cuisine: Asturian
    • Calories per serving (kcal):378

Ingredients for the sighs of Pajares for 10 people

    • 250 g very soft butter
    • 175 g of white sugar (125 g for the dough + 50 g for the coating)
    • 1 egg M
    • 340 g of wheat flour
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How to make sighs of Haystacks

We mix 250 grams of very soft butter with 125 grams of white sugar until both ingredients are fully integrated.

We beat the butter with the sugar from the sighs of haystacksMarina Corma

Add 1 M egg and mix well.

We add the egg of the sighs of haystacksMarina Corma

Add 340 grams of wheat flour and fully integrate into the previous mixture. When there are no traces of flour, we will have the dough ready.

We incorporate the flour of the sighs of haystacksMarina Corma

We make 30 balls and leave them on a baking tray covered with parchment paper. Preheat the oven to 180 ºC with heat up and down.

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Coat the balls of dough only on one side with 50 grams of sugar and place them back separately on the baking tray. We bake them for about 10-12 minutes or until we see that the edges begin to brown.

We coat with sugar the sighs of haystacksMarina Corma

Remove the cookies from the oven and let them rest for 5 minutes on the tray. Next, we let them cool completely on a wire rack.

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Once cold, we can now taste our delicious Suspiros de Pajares.

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Easy preparation summary

    1. Mix the butter and sugar
    1. We add the egg
    1. We integrate the flour
    1. We make balls with the dough and preheat the oven to 180 ºC with heat above and below
    1. Coat the balls with sugar and bake for 10-12 minutes.
    1. Let cool completely
    1. We serve and enjoy!