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A culinary journey through the traditional sweets of the Balearic Islands
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A culinary journey through the traditional sweets of the Balearic Islands

Let's take a fascinating culinary journey through the Balearic Islands, where rich history and deep-rooted tradition converge with exquisite flavors, delighting the most demanding palates.


This blog will explore the universe of desserts and sweets native to Mallorca and Menorca, unraveling the uniqueness and magic that each island brings to its pastries.

Mallorca: A sweet paradise in the Mediterranean Sea

We begin our gastronomic journey in Mallorca, the largest island of the archipelago. Here, desserts are intertwined with the rich cultural heritage and love for local ingredients.

Ensaimada: The undisputed queen of Mallorcan desserts, the ensaimada is a spiral of thin, spongy dough sprinkled with powdered sugar. Available in a variety of fillings, from custard to angel hair, each bite is a treat for the senses.

Gató con Helado de Almendra: This almond sponge cake is typically served with a scoop of almond ice cream, creating a heavenly combination that highlights the richness of this highly prized nut in the region.

Coca de Patata: A delicious blend of sweet potato, sugar and lemon zest, this cake embodies Mallorcan sweetness in every serving. It is perfect to accompany a coffee or as a dessert after a hearty meal.

Menorca: Sweet Treasures on the Isle of Calm

Heading to Menorca, the island known for its serenity and natural beauty, we discover a selection of desserts that reflect the tranquility of this Mediterranean corner.

Formatjades: These cheesecakes, made with cottage cheese and sugar, are a soft and fluffy treat that captures the essence of Menorca. They are often served with honey or fresh fruit, highlighting the simplicity and freshness of the ingredients.

Carquinyols: Small toasted almond biscotti, carquinyols are ideal for those who enjoy intense flavors. Accompanied by a glass of local sweet wine, this combination is the perfect recipe for a relaxing afternoon.

Flaó: Originally from Ibiza but appreciated throughout the region, flaó is a cheese and mint cake that fuses salty and sweet flavors in a single bite. It is a true gastronomic gem that cannot be overlooked.

After exploring Mallorca's delicious culinary secrets, your stay can become an even more unforgettable experience by choosing from the luxurious options at Valentin Somni Suites or Valentin Reina Paguera.

For those seeking a touch of glamour in Menorca, Valentin Star Menorca offers breathtaking views and first-class amenities. If you are traveling with your family, both Valentin Park Club in Mallorca and Valentin Son Bou in Menorca offer a cozy atmosphere and services adapted to all ages.

And if you are looking for relaxation in beautiful Playa de Muro, Valentin Playa de Muro offers a privileged location and first-class amenities. These hotels ensure that your stay in the Balearic Islands will be unforgettable, whether you are looking for luxury, glamour, family comfort or relaxation by the sea.

In short, the Balearic Islands are not only a destination for sun and sea lovers, but also for those who appreciate the richness of the local gastronomy. From the sweet treats of Mallorca to the innovative desserts of Menorca, each island has something unique to offer foodies. So why not sweeten your next trip to the Balearics and make it even more special with a stay at one of the Valentin hotels, guaranteed to be an experience you will remember forever!

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