The Sweet Mallorcan Easter: Crespells and Rubiols

Let yourself be enveloped by the magic of Easter in Mallorca, where ancient traditions come to life through the irresistible flavours of Crespells and Rubiols.

Be enveloped by the magic of Easter in Mallorca, where ancient traditions are brought to life through the irresistible flavours of Crespells and Rubiols. Join us on a journey through time as we explore the rich history and deep cultural significance of these iconic Mallorcan delicacies, which are intrinsically linked to the island's Easter celebrations.


Origins and Heritage:

Crespells and Rubiols are more than just sweets; they bear witness to Mallorca's rich cultural heritage. With roots going back to ancient times, Crespells are decorated with intricate patterns that evoke Moorish craftsmanship, while Rubiols have their origins in the Middle Ages, when they were symbols of abundance and prosperity during special festivities. The sweet dough and the various fillings, such as jam, angel's hair, ricotta or chocolate, suggest a possible Jewish origin, related to the dried pastries eaten during the Hebrew Passover.


Easter traditions on the island:

Easter is a special time in Mallorca, full of ancient customs and rituals. Crespells and Rubiols are the heart of the Easter table, appreciated not only for their exquisite taste, but also for their symbolism of renewal and rebirth, characteristic of the spring season. In addition to savouring these delicacies, we invite you to explore the island during Semana Santa, enjoying the colourful processions and traditional festivities that fill the streets of Mallorca.


Enjoy Rubiols all year round:

Although Rubiols and Crespells are a typical Easter tradition, we offer you the opportunity to enjoy this delicacy all year round, in any corner of the Balearic archipelago and now also at home. Their versatility makes them the perfect accompaniment for breakfast, an afternoon snack or as an aperitif at any special celebration.


The Secret of its Unique Flavour:

The authenticity of Rubiols lies in the choice of local ingredients of the highest quality. We like to follow the traditional recipe, using pastry flour, sugar, oil, orange juice (from Sóller oranges even better), egg yolks and lard to create an exquisitely soft and tasty dough. Each Rubiol is made with care, from kneading to baking, to ensure its delicious flavour and characteristic texture. 


Recipe of Rubiols and Crespells de Mallorca:

Get ready to delight your family with authentic Mallorcan Crespells and Rubiols! Follow this simple recipe:


500 g of flour

2 egg yolks

150 g sugar

150 g lard

75 ml orange juice

75 ml water

75 ml oil


Lemon zest


Mix the flour, egg yolks, sugar, lard, orange juice, water, oil, cinnamon and lemon zest until you have a homogeneous dough.

Let the dough rest for a few minutes.

Roll out the dough with a rolling pin to the desired thickness.

For the Rubiols: make circles of about 15 or 20 cm, fill them (with chocolate, angel hair, jam, ricotta, etc.) and close them in the shape of a crescent. Bake in the oven until golden brown. 

For the Crespells: cut the dough into shapes of your choice (traditionally, circles, flowers or stars).

Place the crespells on a baking sheet and bake at 180°C for approximately 20 minutes, or until golden brown.

Remove from the oven and leave to cool before serving, decorate with icing sugar if desired and enjoy!


At Aimia Hotel, we are proud to be guardians of Mallorca's culinary traditions. Celebrate Easter with us and let yourself be seduced by the authentic flavours of Crespells and Rubiols.

We wish you a Happy Easter full of sweetness and joy!