Miguelitos are a type of cream filled puff pastry, which can also be referred to as a cake. Originated in La Roda, in Castilla–La Mancha, Spain. Manuel Blanco the creator of these flaky desserts, was born in La Roda in 1925. After being a part of the military in 1960 he migrated to a place called Pamplona where his masterpiece was created. The name Miguelito came, after he decided to give his friend Miguel the first bite of his creation, from there the name had stuck. La Roda de Albacete started to be known with various pastry chefs throughout Spain, causing the expansion of the dessert.