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The Bollo de Mantequilla is an iconic Basque sweet, especially revered in Bilbao, where it has become a symbol of local confectionery.

This soft and fluffy roll, filled with whipped buttercream and often garnished with icing sugar, offers a delicate flavour and a melt-in-the-mouth texture, making it the perfect accompaniment to coffee or tea.

The history of the Bollo de Mantequilla dates back to the Basque bakeries and patisseries of the 19th century, evolving from traditional pastry recipes.

Originally, it was a luxury reserved for special occasions, due to the generous use of butter, an ingredient then considered a sign of opulence. Over time, this pastry became popular, becoming an essential element in celebrations and family gatherings, as well as in the everyday life of the Basques.