Mexican bread

September 27, 2013

Bread Fridays: Besos

  Well Friday’s here again, which can only mean one thing: Time for another installment of “Bread Fridays,” where I drive everyone’s salivary glands crazy with another scrumptious creation from Mexico’s bakeries. Today’s treat is the very popular kiss, or beso as we like to call them in Spanish. You take two dome shaped bits […]

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September 20, 2013

Bread Fridays: Swan

Isn’t it beautiful? Elegant! Just like its real world inspiration. This is another enchanting creation by one of the bakers from the town I grew up in Mexico. They are called swans and they are almost too beautiful to eat, but that would be a mistake, because you would be missing out on something wonderful. […]

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September 13, 2013

Bread Fridays: Mice

  Here’s another creation by those amazing Mexican bakers I found while traveling in Mexico recently. These little gems are moist on the inside and completely covered in chocolate on the outside. I love how the chocolate is a little bit firm and crackles into melty bits when you bite into them. The crumb is […]

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August 30, 2013

Bread Fridays: Ojos or Eyes

  Don’t you just want to eat one of these right now? They’re called ojos or “eyes,” but some folks know them as donas rellenas or “filled doughnuts.” But whatever you call them, one things for sure, they’re delicious.  Soft and sugary on the outside, creamy and sweet on the inside.  The real, bona fide […]

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August 16, 2013

Bread Friday: Huacales

  As you’ve probably gathered, I love Mexican Breads, both sweet and savory. I’ve been able to indulge my love quite a bit, too, because the town my family comes from is particularly famous in Mexico for its tasty bread treats. Today’s Bread Friday entry is called a Huacales. It’s named after a sort of […]

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August 9, 2013

Bread Friday: Puerquito

  Happy Friday everyone. Today’s featured bread is quite a departure from the breads I’ve shared before. This one’s called a puerquito. It comes in the shape of a little pig and the crumb is dark brown. I’m pretty sure it has molasses in it, it has a rich molasses taste anyway. It is thick […]

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August 2, 2013

Bread Friday: Roscas Chinas

    These lovely loops are called Roscas Chinas. Firm and savory, they are particularly good dipped in champurado, which is made with warm atole, a corn-based beverage, and Mexican chocolate. They are crumbly and have a touch of sweetness, too. Very satisfying. Their flavor and texture remind me somewhat of British digestive biscuits, but […]

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July 26, 2013

Bread Fridays: Pay de Queso

  Well now, don’t these look yummy?! Today’s Bread Friday offering is Pay de Queso. Literally, Cheese Pie. But the literal translation doesn’t really sound right to me for some reason- maybe it just takes a little getting used to. But until I do, maybe a truer translation would be cheesecake. But even that doesn’t […]

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July 19, 2013

Bread Fridays: Chinos

  Today’s installment of Bread Fridays features these delicious little nuggets called Chinos. They can come with chocolate morsels, or with nuts, or with nothing on top. I actually like the ones with nothing the most, but the picture isn’t as interesting. They are sweet, and moist, and soft. They remind me a little bit […]

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July 12, 2013

Bread Fridays: Soles (Suns)

If it’s Friday, then it’s Bread Friday, and you know what that means– another yummy Mexican sweet bread to feast your eyes upon! Today’s Mexican baker’s delights are special breads called soles, or suns, because they have the iconic look of the Mexican sun. I like soles because they are crunchy (I like a good […]

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