Today’s awesomely Mexican food is : PAN DULCE(Pahn -Dool -seh) = Sweet Bread. Bread is, like in various cultures a very important part of Mexico & it’s people. Sounds “sweet” and simple, but don’t let this unassuming little treat fool you. Sweet bread is a prominent , and vibrant staple of Mexican gastronomy . Indeed, there’s much more to this magical little bread than meets the eye . “Pan Dulce” comes in a large array of variations: sizes , colors, and flavors. It’s charms are endless, not only is it artistically beautiful eye candy, but it’s clever names too are irresistibly delightful. A lot of the sweet bread is named after it’s appearance,(based on what it resembles) Here are a few: Concha= Sea shell(can be found in chocolate, vanilla strawberry and sugar dusted). Oreja= Ear, Cuernitos= Little Horns, Puerquitos= Piggies(Made with Ginger & sprinkled with anise) Besos= Kisses Payasos= Clowns Polvorones= Dusties Pan dulce is typically enjoyed with a yummy cup of Mexican Hot Chocolate(it’s darker & not as sweet so it goes with the sweet bread) or “Cafe Con Leche”
Café con leche
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Café con leche from Asturias, Spain
|Place of origin||Spain|
|Variations||Café au lait
Caffè e latte
Café con leche (Spanish: “coffee with milk”) also called cafebar, is a Spanish coffee beverage. Similar to the French café au lait and the Italian caffè e latte, café con leche is a coffee beverage consisting of strong or bold coffee (sometimes espresso) mixed with scalded milk in approximately a 1:1 ratio. Sugar or a pinch of salt are added according to taste.
Sweet bread is a fine culinary masterpiece, it’s artisans are called “Panaderos” (bakers) & Panaderias(bakeries) are their studios/galleries. These men come in an toil early in the morn so that our breakfast tables may be graced with such a treat that is very near & dear to our culture. For a “Chido” experience I suggest taking a little field trip to a Mexican Panaderia & raiding the treasure trove that is the shelves there. Pan Dulce, however has also found it’s way in to grocery stores, so keep an eye out next time you shop. For breakfast, as a snack, dessert, or as comfort food… For holidays, celbrations or whenever!
“Pan Dulce” is SUPER CHIDO FOOD!!