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Técula Mécula Recipe - Popular Spanish Dessert

Recipe - Tecula Mecula

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.



  1. Spread with butter about 22-23 cm of puff pastry.
  2. Line a round cardboard mold with the sheet of puff pastry.
  3. Make a syrup with the water and sugar, and let it cool down a bit.
  4. Measure the sugar and water, and combine in a saucepan (use an equal amount of both ingredients).
  5. Turn on the heat under them and do not let it boil.
  6. Stir until all the sugar crystals have dissolved (they usually dissolves within a few minutes).
  7. Wash sugar off the side.
  8. Set aside the syrup to cool.
  9. Whisk the yolks and add them together with the egg to the syrup.
  10. Grind the almonds and add.
  11. Add two tablespoons of lard at room temperature and wheat flour.
  12. Beat everything until it is well mixed.
  13. Use this mixture to fill the puff pastry with the shape of the mold.
  14. Put in the oven at 170 °C (340 °F) for 40-50 minutes.
  15. Melt the chocolate and fill a pastry sleeve.
  16. Remove the puff pastry from the oven and let it cool for 20 minutes.
  17. Decorate with the pastry sleeve the top of the puff pastry and write the words Técula mécula.