Spanish Recipes for Mantecados and
Hispanic Society of America

These Spanish recipes are not just for baking. Feeding both one’s stomach and mind guarantees a well-balance, nutritious diet.

In between mixing ingredients for mantecados, I thought of a recent trip to the Hispanic Society of America. Existing for over a century, it is a free museum and reference library for the study of arts and cultures of Spain, Portugal, and Latin America.

A gate leading to the Hispanic Society
The gate leading to the Hispanic Society

Founded by Archer Miller Hungtington (1870-1955) in 1904, the Hispanic Society has an extensive collection of decorative arts from these countries. Ceramics, Spanish lusterware, ancient and classical sculptures, paintings, prints and photographs filled the exhibition areas.

An equestrian statue of EL CID in front of the entrance doors
A statue of EL CID and Spanish flag in front of the entrance

Located in New York City, between 155th and 156th Streets on Broadway, the Hispanic Society opens to the public at no charge. Hours are Tuesday–Saturday from 10:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.