photo credit: Eva Timoner
You’ll almost always spot someone balancing a delicately packed stack of sugar-dusted ensaïmades on flights out of the Balearics. These traditional, spiral-shaped pastries made with pork fat are typical for breakfast across the islands, and the inland town of Es Mercadal is known for small bakeries that are devoted to them. Cas Sucrer, a popular corner bakery founded back in the 1880s, makes some of the best. Pick from fillings like chocolate and savory sobrasada or go for a classic angel-hair ensaïmada, then head out to the umbrella-shaded terrace to eat them with your morning coffee.