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Introduction to Menorca
The island of Menorca is just 21 miles from Majorca but is very different in style and character. Menorca is quieter, more relaxed and low-key, less commercialised, and comes in two halves. The northern [more] coast of Menorca tends to be rocky and rugged, with tranquil, undeveloped fishing villages and great snorkelling and diving opportunities. The south coast has the big sandy bays that the island is famous for, and this is where you will find the better known, busier holiday resorts. There are said to be ove 50 beaches on the shores of Menorca, and everyone has their favourites. The locals are exceptionally friendly and welcoming and the whole island is family-oriented in the way the Spanish usually are. You may struggle to choose just one villa from the many we have in Menorca, but we are confident that whichever home from home you go for, you will have a brilliant time!
If you want a totally relaxing break from your everyday life, Menorca is the place to go. With outstandingly beautiful scenery, glorious beaches and guaranteed sunshine, along with interesting towns and cities, high quality food and wine, and plenty to keep children occupied, this little island really has got the lot. It’s got stunning wetlands teeming with wildlife as well as the greatest concentration of prehistoric sites in Europe! Even a small holiday resort like Es Canutells is full of surprises! [less]
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Best for...
  • Beaches, with clear waters
  • Plenty for families to do
  • Visit Mahon and Ciutdella
  • Sample the local gin & cheese
  • Avg temp in July is 25c
  • A varied yet relaxing island

Your Menorca Guide
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Menorca
Menorca is full of contrasts, from remote caves and coves to busy historic cities, from a simple plate of calamari to a five course gourmet meal, from a lazy day by your own pool to visiting an uninhabited offshore island by pedalo. You could opt for the small, cosmopolitan Son Bou, with its brilliant marina and abundant seafood, or if you love golf maybe Son Parc is a better bet, with its 18-hole championship golf course. You are never far from a great beach or one of the two major cities on the island, Ciudadella and Mahon. The dramatic rocky coastline here with its caves, coves and inlets is ideal for snorkelling and you might see starfish and purple urchins, exotic polka dot cardinal fish and neon damselfish. Whether you travel by mini-train, bus, or glass bottomed boat, it is easy to move between resorts to get to know the island better. The down side? You won’t ever want to go home.
Menorca Villas
We have been helping people choose their perfect villa in Menorca for nearly 30 years and would be delighted to discuss the kind of holiday you need. There is so much on offer that a week or even two is nowhere near long enough, which is why our customers keep coming back for more. Some of our customers are happy to spend most of their time at the villa, others want to explore the whole island. Wherever you are based, the island is small enough to get around easily so you can see it all if you have the stamina! We have villas that are perfect for large families and groups, and others that are great for couples. We have villas deep in the countryside, and many in the heart of the resort with shops, bars and beach just a stroll away. We also have our Very Villa Plus selection, our personal favourites that we believe offer something a bit extra. But all our villas are special, and we are confident that you will be really happy whatever you choose.
Meet The Team
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Between them, the staff amass almost 150 years on the island and all have a passion for and a wealth of knowledge about their adopted home, which they are eager to share with visitors. Pick their brains about Menorca’s history, archaeological sites, wonderful beaches or simply ask where the best buys are to be had! Their many skills plus their knowledge of the language are dedicated to ensuring that your holiday passes as smoothly and enjoyably as possible. This [more] may involve anything from giving general information and advice to solving practical issues regarding all the elements of your holiday.
“The teams’ enthusiasm is obvious in their approach to their work, whether it be liaising with local suppliers, checking the villas under their supervision to ensure they’re fully prepared for occupancy or simply providing a friendly ear to all the Villa Plus guests. We love our Mediterranean home and hope to inspire our guests not only to have a great holiday but also to join the ever-increasing amount of regular visitors” [less]
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  • 6 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3 to 13
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  • Pool 23 x 14 ft
  • Free Air Con
  • Car Not Required
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Beach ¾ mile
  • Pool fence
  • Wifi
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From: £55 To: £242

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From: £659 To: £2899
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Villa Imogen, Calan Bosch, Menorca, Spain
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3 to 13
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  • Pool 27 x 13 ft
  • Wifi
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Beach ¾ mile
  • Free Air Con
  • Car Useful
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From: £67 To: £385

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From: £799 To: £4619
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Villa Bini Aida, Binibeca, Menorca, Spain
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3 to 13
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  • Heated Pool
    33 x 17 ft
  • Wifi
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Beach 600 yds
  • Free Air Con
  • Car Not Required
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Price Per Person
From: £74 To: £339

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From: £889 To: £4069
Customer rating (7) :4.5/5
Villa Gemini, Cala Blanca, Menorca, Spain
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3 to 13
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  • Heated Pool
    40 x 23 ft
  • Free Air Con
  • Car Essential
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Beach 3 miles
  • Gated pool
  • Wifi
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From: £79 To: £83

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From: £949 To: £999
Customer rating (8) :5/5
Villa Renate, Cala Galdana, Menorca, Spain
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2 to 10
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  • Heated Pool
    33 x 15 ft
  • Free Air Con
  • Car Not Required
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Beach 150 yds
  • Gated pool
  • Wifi
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Villa Julio, Santo Tomas, Menorca, Spain
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  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2 to 8
  • Pool 33 x 17 ft
  • Wifi
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Beach 2 miles
  • Free Air Con
  • Car Essential
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From: £44 To: £372

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From: £349 To: £2979
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Villa Rosales, Sant Luis, Menorca, Spain
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2 to 11
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  • Heated Pool
    30 x 17 ft
  • Free Air Con
  • Car Useful
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Beach ¾ mile
  • Pool fence
  • Wifi
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From: £57 To: £371

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From: £569 To: £3709
Customer rating (2) :4.5/5
Villa Isla, Son Bou, Menorca, Spain
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2 to 11
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  • Pool 33 x 17 ft
  • Wifi
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Beach ¾ mile
  • Free Air Con
  • Car Useful
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From: £63 To: £481

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From: £629 To: £4809
Customer rating (3) :5/5
Villa Biniblau, Binibeca, Menorca, Spain
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2 to 12
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  • Pool 22 x 12 ft
  • Wifi
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Beach 250 yds
  • Free Air Con
  • Car Not Required
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From: £69 To: £360

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From: £689 To: £3599
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Villa Xoric, Calan Bosch, Menorca, Spain
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2 to 11
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  • Heated Pool
    27 x 17 ft
  • Free Air Con
  • Car Not Required
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Beach 300 yds
  • Gated pool
  • Wifi
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From: £86 To: £481

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From: £859 To: £4809
Customer rating (19) :4.5/5
Villa Santo Grande, Santo Tomas, Menorca, Spain
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Menorca Resorts

Nowhere in Europe has a greater concentration of prehistoric sites than Menorca. The Naveta de Tudons near Cala Blanca is a spectacular megalithic chamber tomb that is over 3,000 years old and is very well preserved. The remains of human bodies have been found inside, along with bronze jewellery and other ornaments, weapon and ceramic bowls that would have contained offerings. This Bronze Age burial chamber looks just like an upside down boat, made of huge stone blocks four metres high. It’s well worth a visit.

If you like to be active on holiday, there is plenty here for you. This is lovely countryside for walking, horse riding and mountain biking, and there are many paths and trails to follow, including the Cami de Cavalls - the newly restored bridle path. This ancient trail is well-signposted and weaves around the island with great views along the way. Renovation of the Cami de Cavalls was completed in 2011 and it's now possible to walk, cycle or ride the 186 kilometres around the whole island in manageable sections. There are riding stables at the Minorcan farm of Es Calafat, run by Menorca on Horseback, offering guided horseback excursions through the forest and countryside and along the Cami de Cavalls, including the only two beaches where riding is allowed.

Calan Forcat, opposite the mountainous north coast of Majorca, was purpose-built in the eighties. It has now more or less merged with neighbouring resorts Los Delfines and Calan Blanes to form the largest tourist development in Menorca. It is very popular, especially with British families. Children rule and Calan Forcat provides all you need to keep them happy, with bouncy castles, playgrounds, mini-golf and an excellent waterpark as well as child-friendly menus. There some excellent beaches within easy reach. For you, there is a huge range of bars and restaurants and some lively nightlife on offer, as well as a host of sporting activities such as tennis, cycling, sailing, water skiing and water polo - if you have the energy.

Together, Calan Forcat, Calan Blanes and Los Delfines are the liveliest holiday resorts on the island for nightlife. We are not talking a mini- Magaluf here, but there is plenty to keep young fun-seekers happy! Nightlife in Calan Forcat has a distinctly British flavour with Irish pubs, discos and plenty of opportunity to release your inner diva in a Karaoke bar! However, if you really want to go clubbing, head for Ciutadella, which competes with Mahon for the best music bars and venues on the island. The Caves of Xoroi, near Calan Porter, work as a bar by day and an atmospheric club with live music or disco with famous guest DJs by night, built into the rocks with a sheer drop to the sea below. You can party all night in a cave overlooking the ocean!

Ciutadella, the former Moorish capital has great architecture and a rich and interesting history. You will see elegant palaces that reflect the city’s former glory, and will soon understand why the local name for the city is Vella I Bella, which translates as “The Old and the Beautiful”. There is a huge Gothic cathedral and many churches and museums to explore. You will find high quality seafood on offer in the restaurants around the harbour and many authentic tapas bars for an evening of drinking and grazing. There’s great shopping here as well!

Arenal den Castell
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Arenal den Castell is a low-key, purpose-built holiday resort in a magnificent setting on the rugged northern coast of Menorca. It has been created around a lovely horseshoe-shaped bay, beneath rugged cliffs. The gorgeous sandy crescent of beach is a magnet for families and young couples, and keeps them coming back for more.
Binibeca
25 Villas
On the southeast coast of Menorca, capital, about 20 minutes’ drive away from the capital Mahan, Binibeca is three places that have merged into one. This conurbation stretches from Cala Torret through Binibeca Nou – with a lovely little sandy beach – and on to the famous whitewashed village of Binibeca Vell. Between them they cover some great shops, bars and restaurants.
Cala Blanca
21 Villas
Once a fishing village, Cala Blanca was built in the nineties around a pretty crescent bay, with turquoise water and soft white sand framed by pine forests. The focal point of this quiet, modern, family-oriented holiday resort is the beach – a sandy cove surrounded by pine trees. The calm, shallow, crystal clear water and white sands are protected by low, rugged cliffs.
Cala Galdana
16 Villas
Cala Galdana on the south coast of the island is built around an exquisite, symmetrical, horseshoe-shaped bay, surrounded by almost vertical limestone cliffs covered in pines. The beach is wonderfully sheltered with soft white sands lapped by warm, shallow, turquoise water that is perfect for swimming, scuba diving and snorkeling. When you have had enough sun, you can enjoy a picnic under the shady pines that separate the beach from the road.
Calan Blanes
25 Villas
To the West of Cuitadella, along the coastline, is a succession of small beaches and pretty coves. The bustling resort is centred in Calan Forcat with bars, cafes and restaurants abound.
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Things to do in Menorca

Menorca offers a wide variety of places to visit should you wish to venture away from your pool. Nothing is very far away. Beaches play a large part in these choices and you will always be able to find a small un-crowded beach if you look hard enough. The old cities of Mahon and Cuitadella not only offer a little bit of history, but are also good for shopping and have an abundance of harbour side restaurants. Around the island there are a few sites of historical importance and are well worth a visit to get a feel of how easy the past life has been in Menorca.

Beaches
With over 120 beaches in total, it is said that Menorca has more beaches than Mallorca and Ibiza put together! In addition to the lovely stretches of sand in the urbanised areas, there are a wealth of beautiful sandy beaches all along the coastline. Many of the beaches are still in their virgin state but most can be accessed fairly easily and all are accessible by car, albeit by rough country lanes at times and parking is often a little way from the [more] beach. The island of Menorca is very small, taking only an hour or so to get from one end to the other, therefore you can choose to visit which ever beach suits you as all will have an easy journey time from your villa. Whatever your choice, there will be a restaurant or beach bar close by, often with a choice of shops also in close proximity and many of the larger beaches have a wide choice of water sports on offer. [less]
Binibeca Vell
Binibeca Vell is the work of architect Antonio Sintes, and it was built in 1972. A bit like a film set, it has a church steeple but no church – it is purely decorative! Love it or loathe it, this place somehow works, and is hugely popular. With its tiny, picturesque, whitewashed houses and twisting flights of steps leading up from cobbled streets, you will believe you are in an ancient fishing village, complete with small scenic cove and harbour. [more] It has a handful of restaurants, one of which has a swimming pool for customers to use. It is well supplied with shops selling gifts, leather goods and clothes, and has a supermarket for stocking your villa with the essentials. [less]
Caves of Xoroi
The Caves of Xoroi in Calan Porter are just not to be missed and boast a fantastic panoramic view out to sea! By day, the caves are a popular tourist attraction with a cafe and gift shop. By night the caves transform into a lively disco and bar offering the occasional live music, where you can enjoy an evening cocktail or more as you watch the sun set over the sea.
Eating Out
If you love fresh seafood, you have come to the right place, you might never even use the kitchen in your villa! The beach front restaurants at most of the holiday resorts offer seafood paella, or appetisers like calamari and red Menorcan prawns, followed by red mullet, mussels, swordfish, monkfish or sea bass washed down with a bottle of local wine or Sangria. For example, the fishing harbour of Fornells gives you a great choice of top-notch harbour [more] side fish and seafood restaurants. For dedicated carnivores most menus offer a variety of charcoal-grilled meats, suckling pig and imaginative tapas. If traditional Menorcan dining appeals to you, you will find the real deal in Ciudadela, with plenty of Spanish restaurants with an exuberant local clientele, and authentic tapas bars for grazing. Some of the bars can get quite lively in the evening, with live music till late. International food such as Chinese and Italian is widely available alongside five course gourmet dining, but there are plenty of places for burgers and pizza if you are suffering withdrawal symptoms! The island is very family oriented so mini-portions for small people are not a problem. [less]
Visit Mahon
Mahon with its busy port, twice weekly market and bustling shopping streets is the island’s capital. Until 1721 Ciutadella was the capital, but when the British were in charge they moved it to Mahon to take advantage of one of the largest natural harbours in the world. Mahon, known locally as Mao, is a lively city rich in history and culture, with a splendid Gothic cathedral. The maze of narrow streets in the historic centre of Mahon are lined with [more] stylish boutiques and designer stores as well as interesting independent shops selling leather and pottery. If you love markets, don’t miss the Mercat Claustre del Carme, just off Plaça d'Espanya. When you are all shopped out cakes and ice cream at one of the many pavement cafes are highly recommended. If you have time, visit the 18th-century gin distillery and well-preserved fort. Mahon is well known for its high quality restaurants, particularly around the harbour. [less]
Beaches in Menorca
With over 120 beaches in total, it is said that Menorca has more beaches than Mallorca and Ibiza together! In addition to the lovely stretches of sand in the urbanised areas, there are a wealth of ,beautiful sandy beaches all along the coastline.
Many of the beaches ,are still in their virgin state but most can be accessed fairly easily and ,all ,are accessible by car, albeit by rough country lanes at times and parking is often a little way from the beach.
The island of Menorca is very small, taking only an hour or so to get from one end to the other, therefore you can choose any of the below beaches to visit as all will have an easy journey time from your villa. Whatever your choice, there will be a restaurant or beach bar close by, often with a choice of shops also in close proximity and many of the larger beaches ,have a choice of watersports.
Arenal De Son Saura
On the North coast, Arenal De Son Saura is one of the most attractive beaches on the island but can only be reached by crossing over farmland with much opening and closing of gates. , The farmer charges a toll for the adventure but the journey is definitely worth the effort. , Pine-covered cliffs look down onto clear blue water and a beach of soft white sand backs onto extensive pine woods.
Arenal Den Castell
Located on the northern coast of the island, Arenal Den Castell has a fantastic horse shoe shaped bay with fine, golden sand and shallow, crystal clear water making it a great choice for families with smaller children. There are a couple of restaurants and cafes overlooking the beach where you can sit and enjoy the view as you stop for a spot of lunch or a cool drink.
The bay is within easy walking [more] distance of the resort centre and has free parking by the beachfront. [less]
Binibeca
Located on the South-East coast, approximately 20 minutes drive from Mahon and a short walk from Binibeca centre, ,this resort ,has a small but picturesque golden, sandy beach, with rocky coastline on each side. ,The beach is accessed by a wooden boardwalk and has a large, shady area towards the rear ,- ,ideal for picnics! , This beach is sheltered when the North wind - ,or Tramontana - ,is blowing and there are often [more] yachts at anchor a little way out to sea.

The wooden beach bar, perched on the rocks at the southern edge of the sands, claims to be the only place in Menorca where you can drink with your feet in the sea. The beach has lifeguards from May to October with good facilities including ample parking, public ,toilets and ,sun beds, shades and pedaloes for hire as well as a diving school in the cove at Cala Torret. There is also a beachwear shop within a 5 ,minute walk. [less]
Binisafuller
Binisafuller - or Binisafua as it is sometimes known - is a small but beautiful beach on the South coast of Menorca, close to the authentic resort of Binibeca. Binisafuller village has a small but good bar/restaurant and the beach has white sand and shallow, clear water - ideal for families!
Cala Alcaufar
Cala Alcaufar is less than one mile from the resort of S'Algar on the south coast of the island of Menorca. The resort is a picturesque, small sheltered inlet with a sandy beach that shelves gently into the sea. The beach is overlooked by the fishermen's cottages that reach down to the waters' edge and the resort is popular with families and children.

The resort also has scenic [more] walks out to an old Martello type tower on a headland, where there are good views out to S'Algar and the Isle de L'Aire at Punta Prima. [less]
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Food & Drink in Menorca
Though smaller than some of its other Balearic counterparts, Menorca (or Minorca) is still one of the most idyllic islands to belong to Spain. Along with the relaxed lifestyle and stunning weather, the food is part of the reason why people keep coming back year after year.

As Menorca is a Spanish island, you should expect plenty of tapas dishes, many of which you can read about in our Guide to Menorca, but the island does have some of its own foodie delights too.
Local Markets - Menorca
Markets
From roadside eateries to coastal restaurants, wherever you're based on the island, it's a certainty that you'll be close to somewhere that gives you the opportunity to sample some of the local cuisine. Don't forget, you can always rub shoulders with the locals at the markets to experience truly authentic Menorcan produce.

Many markets will sell other goods alongside some food offerings, but there are several markets on the island that are food-centric. One of these is the market in Ciutadella. The Plaza del Mercat and its surrounding winding sidestreets are full of fresh meat, fish, fruit and vegetables, much of which has been sourced on Menorca itself.

Similarly, Mahon comes to life on market days, and different days of the week see different types of produce arrive. If you don't mind meandering through more craft markets that also sell produce, be sure to the visit the markets at Ferreries, Es Mercadal and Sant Lluis too. Although the majority of markets take place during the summer months, some do run throughout the year – but it's always worth checking when you arrive.


Speciality Dishes - Menorca Speciality Dishes - Menorca
Speciality Dishes
Menorca is particularly good at making the most of its resources, and is the home of a number of food products that are sold worldwide. Though just a few are mentioned here, be sure to explore new tastes and flavours on your visit to Menorca – you never know what you'll discover!

Caldereta de llagosta - Though one of the more expensive of the speciality dishes available in Menorca, this lobster stew is divine, and a definite treat that should only be experienced here, with the freshest of produce. Having originated with the island's fisherman taking it out to eat whilst they work, the dish has come a long way, and is now considered an expensive but popular luxury dish.

Mahon cheese - As you might expect, this cheese is native to the town of Mahon, but is produced under strict guidelines across Menorca. The taste of the cheese varies a lot depending on how mature it is, so be sure to find somewhere to sample the cheese at different ages – you'll also find it included in many dishes across the island, and at certain speciality cheese shops back home too!

Bocadillos - Sometimes, at lunch all you want is a snack, not a full-blown meal if you're likely to be eating out in the evening. Though at first glance a bocadillo may just look like a filled baguette, the Menorcans have taken to substituting butter for a thick, tomato juice which gives the bread an entirely new flavour. These are often made fresh to order, too, with fillings that can include meatballs and local sausages like chorizo and sobrasada.

Local Recipes
Few of us can truly replicate the authentic Menorcan way of cooking. Recipes have been passed down from generation to generation, perfecting the craft, but there are a few cheeky little treats that are easily made back on home ground. You'll see Ensaimadas, a Menorcan sweet bread, everywhere on the island, and though it take a little time to prepare, that'll go quickly if you're sipping a homemade Pomada as you go!
Pomada
Pomada
For the Pomada, you'll, need:
  • A bottle of locally made Gin Xoriguer – this can be sourced away from the island too in specialist stores.
  • Ice
  • Lemonade
  • Slices of lemon
This simple recipe can be adjusted depending on how much gin you'd like to consume, but in terms of making the most out of the flavour, it's nicely paired with lemony drinks, such as decent quality cloudy lemonade – though regular lemonade is fine too. To mix, fill a tall glass with ice, before adding one-part gin to two parts lemonade. Finish with a slice of lemon! Easy, but delicious.

Ensaimadas
Ensaimadas
For the Ensaimadas, you'll need:
  • 4 teaspoons of active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Plain flour – enough to prevent sticking and to coat the dough
  • 170g of butter
  • 110g of sugar, plus a little extra for dusting
  • 1 cup of warmed milk
  • 450g of plain flour
Firstly, you need to dissolve the yeast in the warm milk and pop it to one side. Next, mix the salt and sugar together before mixing in the flour and the milk and yeast. Once combined, add the eggs and the olive oil before kneading until entirely blended and soft. Cover this with a damp cloth and allow to rise for one hour in a warm place – the dough needs to have doubled in size.

After the dough has increased in size, you need to knead the dough again, and roll the dough out as thinly as possible over a floured surface and brush the softened butter on top. Next, we need to roll up the dough as you would a newspaper or poster. Select a side, and carefully roll it up, being careful to not tear the sheet of thin dough. Once in a roll, leave to rest for an hour. It should still continue to rise during its rest time.

Once rested, coil the dough up loosely so that it almost looks like the swirl of a snail's shell. Now, for the last time, move the dough onto a baking sheet and allow to rise for several hours – it should be nice and puffed up before it goes into the oven.

The bread will bake at 190C for about 45 minutes, or until it is nice and golden on top. To finish, brush it with melted butter and sprinkle with some more sugar
 
 
 

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