o Turrón de Doña Pepa.
"Turrones" (or nougat) are of several varieties. One common variety to be found in Lima is "Turrón de Doña Pepa", anise and honey nougat that is traditionally prepared for the "Señor de los Milagros" (or Lord of Miracles) procession, during October. Eating "turrones" is an Arabic tradition the Spanish brought with them during the conquest. But the "Turron de Doña Pepa" has a particular history. The legend says that an old slave named Josefa, better known as "Pepa" who was paralyzed was healed after praying to the "Señor de los Milagros" (Lord of the Miracles) during its procession. To thanks the miracle, she created this dessert made with stick-shaped anise cookies, molasses and colorful candies and gave it to the people during the procession. Since that day, and for the last 300 years, every October Limenians eat this dessert to remember the power and miracles of the "Señor de los Milagros".
"Tejas" (pronounced teh-has) are a popular dumpling-shaped confection from the Ica Region of Peru. It contains "manjar blanco" filling (similar to dulce de leche) and either dry fruits or nuts. The exterior is usually a sugar-based fondant-like shell. Also available are chocolate versions known as "chocotejas".