This is an ensaimada ........
Now...... you see my taste buds ,after all these years living in Spain, are still not up to the Spanish preferences for extra sweet icky cakes. I'm afraid they make me cringe but I won't say no to an ensaimada.
An ensaimada can be either filled with whipped cream or without,just sprinkled with icing sugar. I go for the filled with cream type. One ensaimada is sufficiently large to make two out of one. I usually cut it up and add some fresh strawberries which makes two tasty delicious sweets out of one ensaimada.
The ensaimadas originated from Mallorca.
They are yeast-based cakes fashioned into round, coiled shapes.I haven't ever made any myself as they are time-consuming to prepare, because the dough must be allowed to rise several times.
Some people like to eat them for breakfast,served with hot chocolate or coffee.
I have tried this and although I do not usually like to eat anything sweet for breakfast an ensaimada makes a delicious exception,especially if it is with hot drinking chocolate from the town of Villajoyosa (just down the road more or less,before you get to Benidorm).
I had hoped to post about my most recent make this weekend which was a bolero shrug I was making for my grand-daughter. Unfortunately that is out of the question now as I have undone the lot. I just totally did not like it.! Nothing wrong with the pattern which was from Lion Bernat but rather my choice of the yarn which has made it very bulky. There's nothing spring like about the end product that I produced and it was to be for spring,so one whacking big failure ............pooh!
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Wishing you all a very relaxing weekend