One of my family legends (every family has at least one, doesn’t it?) places the origins of my grandmother’s side in Cadiz, Spain, up until the year 1478, when part of the family managed to escape in the nick of time, before the Expulsion Edict and the fires of Inquisition. Whether this claim has any veracity to it or not, many of our family recipes have a decidedly Sephardic (Spanish Jewish) flavor. This one also has a Sephardic history and etimology. Enjoy it, Beautiful People, and have a sweet and joyous year!