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Which area of Spain is it typical?

Autonomous region:
Balearic Islands

Baleares


Description

The ensaimada is a typical spiral shaped pastry from the Balearic Islands, specifically from the Island of Majorca. It was described by Josep Plá as 'the lightest, airiest and most delicate confectionery product in this country'.

The ensaimada is a spiral shaped sweet bun with powdered sugar on top and filling, often 'cabello de ángel' (pumpkin strands in syrup). The main ingredients are: eggs, flour, sugar and butter. Originally, the ensaimadas were not made with fillings, rather sobrasada, pumpkin sweets and apricots were spread on it. It is sold on the market in different sizes, from 35 to 12 cm in diameter, and always in cardboard boxes. It should also be noted that, although the original filling for this sweet is 'cabello de ángel' (pumpkin strands in syrup), it may also be filled with whipped cream or confectioner's cream.

More information

Product information

Type of product:
Others

Season:
Year-round.

Origin:
Although it is made on all of the islands in the Balearic archipelago, they are originally from Majorca.

To drink with it:
Dessert and sparkling wines.

Recipes:
Ibizan greixonera

Varieties:
The available varieties of this sweet are classified by their filling; 'cabello de ángel' (pumpkin strands in syrup), whipped cream or confectioner's cream.

Nutritional information

Energy:
Alto

Cholesterol:
Medio

Comments:
Rich in carbohydrates and lipides.




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