Chido food of the Day: PAN DULCE


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 to much more to this magical little bread than meets the eye . “Pan Dulce” comes in a large array of variations: many 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. Oreja= Ear  Cuernitos= Little Horns  Puerquitos= Piggies   Besos= Kisses  Payasos= Clowns Polvorones= Dusties
Sweet bread is an 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 breakfast, as a snack, dessert, or as comfort, for holidays or whenever
“Pan Dulce” is SUPER CHIDO FOOD!!

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

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Café con leche
Café con leche from Asturias, Spain
Café con leche from Asturias, Spain
Origin
Alternate name(s) Cafebar
Place of origin Spain
Dish details
Course served Beverage
Serving temperature Hot
Main ingredient(s) Coffee
Variations Café au lait
Caffè e latte

Café con leche (Spanish: “coffee with milk”) also called cafebar, is a Spanish[citation needed] 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!!

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Bolillos(Boh -li -yos) Great with Coffee, Hot Chocolate & used for "Tortas" = sandwiches

Bolillos(Boh -li -yos) Great with Coffee, Hot Chocolate & used for "Tortas" = sandwiches

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"Concha" = sea shell & chocolate caliente= HoT Chocolate

"Concha" = sea shell & chocolate caliente= HoT Chocolate

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Oreja= Ear  Orejas are kind puff pasteryish

Oreja= Ear Orejas are kind puff pasteryish

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Puerquitos= Piggies

Puerquitos= Piggies

Empanada dusted with sugar= Empanadas= turnovers

Empanada dusted with sugar= Empanadas= turnovers

Galletas= cookies

Galletas= cookies

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Payaso= clown

Payaso= clown

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5 responses to “Chido food of the Day: PAN DULCE

  1. hola vivo en orlando dl y soy de queretaro pero vivi en veracruz 13 anos y en tuxpan veracruz vendian un pan que se llamaba amasada de canela y no puedo encontrar la receta unas peronas me dicen que tambein se conoce con el nombre de payaso me podrian ayudar a conseguir la receta gracias

  2. Hola, me encantan esas pictures del nuestro pan dulce Mexicano.
    Yo vivo en USA, y nunca he podido encontrar un verdadero pan que sepa como el de Mexico.
    Me gustaria saber la receta del pan llamado “gusanito” o el “elotito” esos que llevan un rellenito dentro.
    Me podrian dar la receta de ese pan.
    Envienme un mensaje a mi correo porfavor. Se los voy a estar eternamente agradecida.

    • Oh, I actually don’t sell anything, sorry. This is just an amateur blog about Mexican culture and from time to time I’ll post links on products that I know of.
      However, it’s pretty easy to find sweet bread in any number of Hispanic shops or shopping centers all over the U.S. Recently even some large chain supermarkets like Albertsons or Stater Bros stock some form of sweet bread, true you may not get the fresh baked real deal or get the same variety as you would get at a panaderia (Mexican bakery) but you can get your sweet bread fix . Oh yea keep an eye out for Bimbo products, which I’ve seen sold at 7 Eleven, they have individualized mini sweet bread snacks like Conchas & Orejas. Plus everyday more & more online retailers of Mexican products are popping up. Input ” Mexican sweet bread” or “Pan Dulce” in any search engine & you’ll get recipes, names, addresses of bakeries and websites for online retailers. Good luck. =D

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