Meanwhile, in the house, our plans to celebrate day of the child were thwarted by a menstruating maid. Yes, apparently, you can not make good dulces if you have your period....they just won't turn out right. Sure enough, they did not. The recipe was a tried and tested one, the Spanish translation a bit rough but adequate. In my opinion, it was a measuring problem not a bleeding one, too little flour.
So, I guess nothing sweet for a week a month. Probably not such a bad thing after all.