鶴屋の丸ぼうろ Marubouro at Tsuruya

先日は佐賀を代表する丸ぼうろのベーカリー鶴屋を見学させてもらいました。鶴屋は1639年に創業、二代目のオーナーは出島に行ってもともとポルトガルからのお菓子、丸ぼうろのレシピをオランダ人に習ったと言われています。

370年後の今でも、丸ぼうろは昔ながらの作り方で作られています。材料はシンプル(小麦粉、卵、砂糖や蜂蜜)で、優しい甘さがします。見た目はクッキーですが、食感はふわふわでケーキに似ています。焼き立ての丸ぼうろをいただいてみたのですが、最高においしかったですよ♪

The other day I visited a bakery of one of Saga’s most famous sweets: marubouro. The bakery, Tsuruya, was founded in 1639, and though the marubouro itself is originally from Portugal, it is said that the second generation owner of Tsuruya learned the recipe at Dejima from the Dutch.

370 years later, marubouro is still made in the same way. Its ingredients are very simple (flour, egg, sugar, honey, etc.), and it has a delicate sweetness. Though it looks like a sugar cookie, the texture is softer and a little chewy. I tried a freshly baked marubouro just out of the oven, and it was so good!

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