A traditional sweet that's sugar-dusted heaven, and sold in shops all over Minorca

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Ensaimada Pastries

A sweet-tooth special

No one knows exactly how they originated (probably during Moorish times), but ensaïmadas are the Balearic Islands' classic traditional pastry. A swirly bit of business made from flour, eggs, sugar, and pig lard (called saïm, which gives the pastry its name), then dusted with powdered sugar, it comes with various fillings, including whipped cream, chocolate, and others. They make great gifts and/or tasty mementos, and one of the top places to buy them is Cas Sucrer on Maó's Plaça de la Constitució and Carrer Nou (it also sells various other sweets typical of Minorca).

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