This typical Mallorcan pastry, originally from the seventeenth century, appears everywhere in cafes and bakeries throughout the island. Over time it has become our sweet ambassador and accompanies tourists to their homes packaged in its characteristics octagonal box.
There are different fillings, custard, chocolate, pumpkin jam or peach. It can also have other fillings but most traditional is the plain enseimade. The enseimade dough made with flour, sugar, eggs and lard (seim) is placed in spiral shape which rises on baking. The name Enseimade comes from the ingredient “seim”.
An article written by Miguel Angel Vicente de Vera from El Periódico-El Pais