I’ve been staring at the Ines Rosales Sweet Olive Oil Tortas in our Despana Basket, thinking that they would probably just be a standard cracker-like bread. I’m feeling a little bit under the weather, and that’s when I want crackers. When I opened the package up, the wrapping of each in wax paper made sense. It was oily, but only to your fingers, not in your mouth.

Sweet Olive Oil Tortas

Admittedly, I guess I didn’t pay attention to the word “sweet” in the name, so it was a little shocking for me when I tried it. It was lightly sweetened, but more jarring was the strong anise flavor.

Bitten Tortas 1

Once I got over the unexpectedness, I thoroughly enjoyed it. The light crisp torta was sweetened just right and the anise made it sophisticated. It’s the perfect substitute if you’re bored of biscotti.
Obviously, it’s available at Despana, but these Tortas from Seville, Spain, can also be purchased on-line.
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