Popular in Granada, the last stronghold of the Moors, who ruled Spain for 800 years until expelled by the Inquisition in the late 15th century. During that time, they influenced Spanish kitchens to a huge extent, not least by introducing almonds to the repertoire of ingredients. Interestingly, Christian nuns took over the confectionery business when the Moors were expelled from Granada. Serve with a bowl of whipped cream, nata montada, for dipping, and a cafe cortado - coffee with just a 'cut' of milk. *NOTE*:While the recipe says "whisk" I prefer using a hand mixer.