Join us for a tour of the sweet bread of Mexico, Latin and South America as we take a new pastry each week to discuss and share history, our favorites, and other fun facts! Call store for availability.
“Bésame, Bésame mucho…” the opening lyrics to one of Mexico’s most famous songs, “kiss me, kiss me a lot”, set the stage for our brightly colored pan dulce this week (strawberry kiss).
Often this pastry is called a kiss because of the bread rolled in sugar and butter, with a brightly colored jelly filling. We’ve mixed that idea with our two versions (look back to the Yo-Yo of Week 13), this week’s being completely a colored hue rolled in coconut!
Since it is the season for love and friendship – a few more interesting facts about the musical hit Bésame Mucho. It was written in 1941 by Consuelo Velázquez, a concert pianist, when she was about 25 and, as she said had never been kissed. The lyrics have an urgency – Kiss me, kiss me a lot, as if tonight were the last time – and became a sort of anthem for separated lovers during World War II.
The song is distinctly Latin, but has been translated into at least 20 languages and performed by hundreds of artists from the Beatles to Nat King Cole to orchestras worldwide.
Grab your friend or special someone and enjoy this pan dulce together!