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.
You may have guessed already what is this fluffy cochinito! These little piggys are also known cerditos, marranitos or puerquitos. Said to have originated in Veracruz, Mexico, after the arrival of the Spanish (the pig was unknown before then), cochinitos have taken a place alongside the concha and oreja as iconic Mexican Pan Dulce. They bring back memories of trips to small towns and villages visiting family and friends.
Traditional cochinitos get their delicious spiced flavor from molasses (that’s what we use) or piloncillo, a dark unrefined cone shaped sugar. A different texture than the molasses cookies eaten in the US around the holidays, this sweet bread is unique: cake-like, but also similar to shortbread. It is not uncommon to see people chopping one up in their coffee.
Enjoy a break with your little piggy and a cold glass of milk, or a warm cup of coffee or hot chocolate while you can!