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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So I’ve spent sometime having  some  fun exploring, and  finding out about things that are   ” Sugoi! ”  すごい ,  “chwego”  최고,
好极了, “hǎojíle”….etc  Ha ha, in other words : Right now the Eastern culture wave is all the rage, and has captured my intrest as well. However, although I have had a  great time finding out about other countries, culture, pop culture, and modern culture…  Along the way I found  that there something missing in the current circle of all things COOL. No one is representing all things “CHIDO!”  Chido= Mexican Slang for: cool, awesome, amazing, great…etc  I’ve noticed that alot of people are becoming so enthused, enamored, and going so completely head over heals with  such things that they are forgetting how great our culture is too. And so I would like to dedicated this blog to representing all the neat things about my culture & sharing them with others.

So I’ve spent sometime having  a bunch of  fun exploring, and  finding out about things that are ” Sugoi! ” (Japanese) すごい ,  “chwego”  최고(Korean),  好极了, “hǎojíle”(Mandarin)….etc.   Ha ha, in other words : Right now the Eastern culture wave is all the rage, and has captured my interest as well. However, although I have had a  great time finding out about other countries: their  culture, pop culture, and modern culture…  Along the way I found  that there’s something missing in the current circle of all things “COOL”. There is not enough props or representation of all things  “CHIDO!”  Chido= Mexican Slang for: cool, awesome, amazing, great…etc

It’s sad that some have become so enthralled with Eastern culture that I’ve actually heard some people say “This and this is so cool, there is no such thing in my culture, when in fact there is, but due to lack of knowledge they believe their culture to be lacking . Or My culture is not as fun, amazing, or fascinating. I wish I could speak that language, live in that country, or be from that culture.” It’s so totally true that they’re many way cool things about these cultures and that they are infectious and interesting. But I feel that in the process of enjoying other cultures some are forgetting or purposely turning their backs on their own cultures. They look down on, underestimate, and give their roots the brush.

So the goal of this blog is to spread “Chido” l♥ve all over the place. To share all things cool about my culture with new friends. I want to honor & represent  Mexico & it’s culture with a truthful representation full of  respect & pride, without shouldering, or promoting stereotypes.


WELCOME ALL to the blog , &  let’s have a  “MEGA SUPER CHIDO”   TIME  a.k.a.  A blast!!


ABOUT ME: (I’m Mexican American= Both my parents are Mexican & I was born in Mexico, but raised in  Souther California.)

The Blog’s name( MegaSUPER CHIDO Y+) means: Super cool & then some =)