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Técula mécula is an original recipe from Casa Fuentes in Extremadura. According to the locals, the recipe was found in a chamber and registered as a brand, thus keeping it a secret. Técula mécula means “for you, for me” in Arabic.
- Spread with butter about 22-23 cm of puff pastry.
- Line a round cardboard mold with the sheet of puff pastry.
- Make a syrup with the water and sugar, and let it cool down a bit.
- Measure the sugar and water, and combine in a saucepan (use an equal amount of both ingredients).
- Turn on the heat under them and do not let it boil.
- Stir until all the sugar crystals have dissolved (they usually dissolves within a few minutes).
- Wash sugar off the side.
- Set aside the syrup to cool.
- Whisk the yolks and add them together with the egg to the syrup.
- Grind the almonds and add.
- Add two tablespoons of lard at room temperature and wheat flour.
- Beat everything until it is well mixed.
- Use this mixture to fill the puff pastry with the shape of the mold.
- Put in the oven at 170 °C (340 °F) for 40-50 minutes.
- Melt the chocolate and fill a pastry sleeve.
- Remove the puff pastry from the oven and let it cool for 20 minutes.
- Decorate with the pastry sleeve the top of the puff pastry and write the words Técula mécula.