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!!


Anonymous said...

I have thought about making these, but I am not a big fan of baking. I would treat the crumb topping like fondant icing - cut it in a circle and place it carefully on top of each bun...then make a careful crosshatch with a knife to recreate the pattern of a traditional pan dulce.

Anonymous said...

anonymous = Ana - i hate BLOGGER