Easter (Semana Santa) Food in Majorca
Mona de Pascua are figurines and sculptures made of chocolate that are traditionally eaten during Easter (Semana Santa). They can be in the shape of a rabbit, an egg, a cartoon character, etc.
Many bakeries compete to display the most spectacular chocolate sculptures in their windows. They could be a building, a popular character or a representation of anything!
Panades, Cocarrois, Robiols i Crespells
It is typical for families from Majorca to get together over Easter (Semana Santa) to prepare Panades, Cocarrois and Robiols. Nowadays you can also find them in the bakeries, but it is more fun to get the family together to prepare them with the ingredients each one wants and not necessarily the traditional ones.
Panades – Like a covered basket with the shape of a pie, made of flour and filled with lamb meat, lamb and peas, or cod.
Cocarrois – the shape of a Cornish pasty, but filled with Swiss Chard, Sweet Onion, Garlic and Raisins.
Robiols – they are sweet half-moon shaped pastries made from flour, sugar and egg and filled with marmalade, angel’s hair (made from pumpkin), or “brossat” (curd cheese)
Crespells – sweet biscuits made for Easter with different shapes