Another identifying product which, like sobrasada, can boast a Protected Geographical Indication. The ensaimada is a sugar dough food product which is fermented and baked, made using strong white flour, water, sugar, eggs, baker’s yeast and lard.
The earliest references to the cake date back to the 17th century, and from the following century on it became popular amongst the middle and upper classes, and was habitually consumed at afternoon teas to accompany hot chocolate.
The Protected Geographical Indication indicates two types of this sweetmeat: the plain Ensaimada from Mallorca (with no filling), and Ensaimada from Mallorca filled with ‘angel hair’, or sweet pumpkin strands.
Ensaimada de Mallorca
Companies registered: 23
Total production: 69,844 kg