Ensaïmada, also known as “Ensaïmada de Mallorca”, is a popular pastry from Majorca, Spain and is also quite common in the Philippines and the Spanish regions of Latin America. The name of the pastry is derived from the term “saiim”, which means pork lard that has been and still is the main ingredient along with strong flour, eggs, water, sugar and mother dough.
History of Ensaïmada Recipe
Preparation of Ensaïmada
Variations of Ensaïmada Recipe
Other varieties are the ones that are filled with sweet cream, chocolate and even turron paste and another popular variety is the one that are covered with apricot. Almond puree with ice cream and custard cream are other sweet fillings of this delicious pastry.
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