Sunday, April 11, 2010
Pan Dulce (Mexican Sweet Bread)
My family is from Calfornia and I remember growing up with Mexican sweet bread from the local Mexican bakeries. What a treat! I loved the sugar topping, always in neat square shapes on the top. They were always so perfect and delicious.
This is what I remember, image from online:
I saw this recipe in my Google Reader (blog reader) and I knew I'd have to try. I knew I would try to recreate my childhood treats :) I mean, you can find Pan Dulce in Minnesota and it's probably just as good but it's not readily available to me out here in the Northern suburbs.
I made these during my Christmas break. I appreciated this recipe a lot. I mean, it was good. I ate tons of them. I didn't think they tasted quite the same as the Pan Dulce of my youth but it was a good attempt. I guess they tasted more homemade? And I didn't even attempt to make the fancy squares on top, I wouldn't know where to begin with that!
I also don't work with yeast much. I think this might have been my second attempt ever. I was happy that they worked out!
Click here for the stolen recipe.
Yeah, I need to make these again. They would be lovely with coffee!!