Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Ensaïmada - A pastry from Majorca

Last month for some reason i couldnt able to participate Defi Boulange, a fabulous bread baking event by Nadia and Manue. But this month i dont want to miss their incredible challenge, our this month's challenge is this ensaïmadas from Majorca. Quite a new pastry for me and when i saw the announcement of this ensaïmadas i know i'll be making these beauties without any fail.Its seems this pastry is quite common in Majorca,Spain and Peru.Its a typical pastry product and they are quite often made during festivals and celebrations in Majorca and Spain.

These ensaïmada is prepared with strong flour,water,sugar and eggs with a reduced pork lard named saîm, fortunately both Nadia and Manue suggested us to use butter in case if we dont find this saïm, thank god that i could make this pastry with butter. Usually this pastry is prepared simply with this famous saïm but nowadays we can find many stuffed ensaïmadas, obviously i baked mine with chocolate chunks.You can also prepared ur ensaïmadas with any filling of your choice, my next trial is with nutella or else with pastry cream. This ensaïmadas tastes fabulous with a cup of coffee and an excellent pastry to start a day. Thanks again to defi boulange for pulling me to make this wonderful pastry from Majorca.



1+1/2cups Flour
1/4cup+2tbsp Luke warm water
12g Fresh yeast
60grms Sugar
1no Egg
1/2tsp Salt
1tbsp Olive oil
100grms Melted butter
Chocolate chips or chunks (as per need)
Confectioner's sugar for topping

In a large bowl, take the flour,sugar,olive oil,salt and add the crumbled fresh yeast, add the luke warm water and beaten egg.

Knead everything for 10minutes until the dough turns soft and elastic.

Transfer the dough to a greased bowl and cover it, leave it aside for 2hours until they double their volume.


Take the doubled dough,punch down the dough and divide the dough as 4equal balls.

Grease the kitchen counter and roll the dough ball as a large oval circle.

Brush the circle generously with the melted butter and try to roll the circle as thinner as possible.

 Now sprinkle the chocolate chips as per need, roll an edge of the circle and form a long log.

Now roll again the log as spiral form or snail like form without rolling them tightly.

Transfer this unbaked ensaïmadas to a baking sheet lined over a baking tray and let them sit in a warm place for an hour.

Preheat the oven to 350F.

Bake this ensaîmadas for 15-20minutes in middle rack until the crust turns golden brown.

Let the ensaïmadas gets cool slightly, dust them generously with the confectioner's sugar.

Arrange them in an air tightened box.

These ensaïmadas are quite addictive and beware of them.

25 comments:

Sanoli Ghosh said... Reply To This Comment

Wonderful and perfectly made pastry akka.

today's post:
http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.in/2013/05/pabda-tel-bori-jhol-lentil-dumplings-in.html

An Open Book said... Reply To This Comment

wow that certainly looks pretty..and i bet it tasted great as well

Sebeena Loyd said... Reply To This Comment

wow.....love those clicks.

Shanavi said... Reply To This Comment

wow..these looks gorgeous and may I take one before it vanishes?! Already gone?

Akila said... Reply To This Comment

Nvr heard of this name... Looks great

Saranya Balaji said... Reply To This Comment

Very new recipe to me sis looks great...

Amrita Vishal said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks for sharing such a new and amazing recipe

Kaveri Venkatesh said... Reply To This Comment

something very new to me Priya...looks very yum

Laxmi said... Reply To This Comment

looks gr8.. have never heard of this.. :)

Premas Culinary said... Reply To This Comment

wow too tempting Pastry...

Rumana Ambrin said... Reply To This Comment

They are just perfect...

S.Menaga said... Reply To This Comment

Never heard abt it,u made it perfectly!!

nayana said... Reply To This Comment

Wonderful pastry and a totally new name , never heard of it...

Rafeeda AR said... Reply To This Comment

such cute looking buns...

Veena Theagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

nice snack.. Looks so good

Meena Selvakumaran said... Reply To This Comment

very new to me,beautifully done.

Nilu A said... Reply To This Comment

Love your ensaimada Priya.. Looks great.. You're a genius dear :-)

Nithya Naveen said... Reply To This Comment

Perfectly done .. Love to grab it.. I have never heard of the name..

Nabanita Das said... Reply To This Comment

Pasrty looks so cute... and version is looking easy too...

Apu said... Reply To This Comment

Looks delicious!

Sangeetha M said... Reply To This Comment

Totally new to me,haven't tasted this pastry before...this sounds too good n delicious...

Preety said... Reply To This Comment

Those looks so perfectly baked..yumm

mickeydownunder said... Reply To This Comment

G'day! Your bread looks wonderful too!
I now have this on my list to do!
Cheers! Joanne
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suhaina aji said... Reply To This Comment

this looks yumm dear.. haearing it for the first time..perfectly baked to golden bworn.. i am a great fan of anything bread...love this post.

Sona S said... Reply To This Comment

Looks yum.