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Taste of Tradition: Fornet de La Soca's Mallorcan Culinary Legacy

Updated: Feb 28


Fornet de la Soca


Diving into Fornet de la Soca is like stepping into a fairy tale. Located in the heart of Palma, this pastry shop exudes a cozy atmosphere from the moment you cross its threshold. The hand-painted wooden facade in shades of green and yellow evokes the charm of Modernism, attracting passersby and visitors alike. Once inside, you'll be greeted by children's drawings and decor reminiscent of Hansel and Gretel's storybook. Counters are filled with exquisitely decorated cakes, while shelves display a variety of cakes adorned with tempting jams. Behind this fairy tale appearance lies a rigorous documentary background that delves into the origins of sweet and savory pastry in Mallorca. Every detail, from product presentation to the selection of high-quality ingredients, reflects Fornet de la Soca's commitment to culinary excellence and authenticity.


For those looking to indulge in the best of the island, here are some gastronomic gems you can't miss:


Traditional Ensaimadas

A Mallorcan classic, these fluffy delights are the epitome of pastry perfection. Fornet de la Soca takes this delicacy to new heights with its classic version and other irresistible variants, such as those filled with angel hair, chocolate, or cream. An experience that will delight even the most discerning palate!


Fornet de la Soca. Ensaimada trenzada


Ensaimada Trenzada

Considered by many as the best ensaimada in Mallorca, this unique variant is a masterpiece of Mallorcan pastry. Carefully crafted with a recipe dating back to the island's origins, Fornet de la Soca's braided ensaimada is a true culinary treasure. Its flaky dough, skillfully braided, creates a unique texture that melts in your mouth with every bite. Additionally, made with organic flour and lard from Mallorca's black pigs, each braided ensaimada is a celebration of the island's authentic flavors.


Fornet de la Soca. Ensaimada trenzada


Coca de Patata

Originating from the charming village of Valldemossa, these cocas are a tribute to simplicity and authentic flavor. Made with lard from black pigs, each bite is an explosion of textures and aromas that will transport you to the idyllic landscapes of the island.


Fornet de la Soca


Tortada Reial

A true culinary treasure rescued from the manor houses of Palma, this festive delight is a celebration of Mallorcan flavors. With an almond heart, covered in meringue and filled with candied yolk and apricot jam, each bite is a heavenly experience.


Fornet de la Soca. Tomeu Arbona and Maria José Orero.


Assorted Empanadas

From vegan options to gourmet fillings like black pig and lamb, Fornet de la Soca's empanadas are a feast for the senses. With a crispy crust and exquisitely seasoned fillings, they are the perfect accompaniment for any occasion.


Fornet de la Soca. Tomeu Arbona


Porquets

These adorable pig-shaped creations are much more than a simple indulgence. With two tempting versions, one made with xeixa flour and filled with organic black pig sobrasada, and another filled with carob cream, they are a true delight for sweet and savory enthusiasts.


Fornet de la Soca. Porquets


Fornet de la Soca

Plaça de Weyler, 9 · Palma · Mallorca

+34 971 296 705


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