*Alfeñique (candy) is sugar paste cooked and stretched into very thin and twisted bars. Sometimes it's made into shapes.
**Tickle the child on the last line.


"My version is the Cuban one but we can add another line at the end, 'Los de Roque, alfondoque' ...the latter another type of candy or cake." -Lee

You can see alfeñique and alfondoque (alfeñique mixed with ground anise and grated cheese) being made in this video (in Spanish).



Many thanks to Milexis Torres for singing this song for us!

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Lee Cancio for sharing and translating this song!