What kinds of baked goods do you think I'd expect to find there?
I guess tortillas, etc., and desserts ... what do you think?
Nope! Tortillas are not usually a bakery item. They are cooked and sold at
a tortillaria. As far as bakery items are concerned you should expect the
following some very good crusty rolls with 1 slit on the top called a
bolillo and for sandwiches teleras both are great. In addition they should
have a good selection of "Pan Dulce" or sweet bread(s) usually a yeast dough
and they are served in the morning with coffee and milk. Very Yummy.
Have fun the Mexican bakeries are excellent.
> > There's a mexican restaurant in a nearby town that's supposed to be
> > good, gets good reviews anyway. In running an errand I wound up
> > going past the restaurant and accross the street, they had opened
> > a mexican bakery.
> > What kinds of baked goods do you think I'd expect to find there?
> > I guess tortillas, etc., and desserts ... what do you think?
> Nope! Tortillas are not usually a bakery item.
Ah, I was just kind of wondering what kinds of bread would be mexican
and that made me think of flat breads. Of course, I can pretty much
assure you we don't have any torillarias around here, so who knows.
> They are cooked and sold at
> a tortillaria. As far as bakery items are concerned you should expect the
> following some very good crusty rolls with 1 slit on the top called a
> bolillo and for sandwiches teleras both are great. In addition they should
> have a good selection of "Pan Dulce" or sweet bread(s) usually a yeast dough
> and they are served in the morning with coffee and milk. Very Yummy.
> Have fun the Mexican bakeries are excellent.
Thanks, Dimitri! I'll write those down so I don't go and not know
what to get. It'll be fun.
Based on the Mexican bakery just up the street from where I work, lots
of pink and yellow cookies :-) There really are a lot of different kinds
of cookies, mostly large and frequently pink or yellow. I've tried a
few. They've been mostly shortbread-like, not too sweet. It looks quite
a few of the varieties have fruit filling. They also make some breads.
Why not just pop into the one near you and see what they have? The one
near me is always an adventure because there are no prices listed on
any of the baked goods, nothing is labeled, and the people who work
there speak minimal English. But I understand a little Spanish, and I'm
willing to try new things . . .
Hi Nancy :)
Actually, I don't think you'll find tortillas there at all. They're usually
not found in the bakeries we go to in Mexico anyway. More likely you'll find
sweet empenadas (pastry dough, usually with fruit, sometimes with pumpkin),
the amazing pastel des tres leches, bread pudding cakes, galetas, conchas
(sweet egg bread, usually chocolate or colored, white yellow or pink),
bolillo (like a french roll), polvorones (cookies) and pan dulce (sweet
I plan on stopping by, today it just wasn't possible. I didn't want
to walk in not even knowing what was what, either. Thanks!
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Conchitos are a sweet bread shaped like seashells and coated
with flavored sugar. Usual varieties are vanilla, cinnamon,
and chocolate. Very good for breakfast --especially with
Cochitos or marronitos are soft molasses cookies shaped like
Churros! (See other thread.)
The above items are usually on my grocery list. My favorite
panaderia also has great tamales and hand-made flour
tortillas. (tortillas de harina hechos por mano)
Advice from my SIL --avoid items like empanadas with fruit
fillings and jellies in favor of fillings like pumpkin,
caramel, coconut creme, or piloncillo (dark brown sugar).
The fruit fillings are often straight from the can but the
others might actually be made up in the bakery.
And of course, there could be a myriad of regional
specialties depending on where the baker's family
originates. Ask questions and learn as much as you can
about the culture. Have fun!
Don't forget the biscochitos (cookies)!
Check it out, you won't be sorry.
You will find some wonderful cinnamonny desserts. And chocolate, too.
I can't remember what, specifically, but there is a mexican
restaurant/bakery in San Antonio, in El Mercado, called Mi Tierra, which had
some really great baked goods. I remember brightly colored frosted cinnamon
cakes, cinnamon buns, some type of honey/nut cookies...I can't remember
anything specifically, but it was all DELICIOUS!
Mexican pastry is delish. They're not overly sweet, but go easy on them;
lots of lard, that's why they taste so good. : )
Depends upon whether or not there are tortillerias or Mexican delis in
the area. If not, the bakery may just decide to carry tortillas,
whether home made or not, whether made on premises or not. If there
are Mexican delis in the area but not tortillerias, the delis may just
carry home made tortillas, especially if the deli cooks food, and
especially if the deli cooks many items from scratch. Most Mexican
delis carry at least mass produced tortillas.
In Mexico, where there are no shortages of Mexican businesses :), the
specialization can be more particular. However, there are nonetheless
some taco stands, even of the pushcart variety, which sell home made
tortillas, whether made by the proprietor or not.
BTW, you might ask the people working at the restaurant while you are
having a meal there. Being a high quality place, they surely wouldn't
bad mouth a poorly run establishment, but the light in their eyes
would speak volumes if they know the bakery to be special.
Interesting site Gloria. Thanks!
>Cochitos or marronitos are soft molasses cookies shaped like
Piggies are my favorite. I also like a fat, round cookie that has just a few
raisins in it. The name escapes me, but it starts with an "M"--first letter of
a female name, I think. Whenever I buy some, I tell myself to remember what
they're called. I never do.