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.
This pan dulce is a completely new and Artisan Bakery original creation! So new in fact that we haven’t had time to give it a properly creative name, so we’re just calling it like it is – Fig..Danish. The Danish style bread (Week 6) with the same figs (but chopped) which are traditionally used in the Rosca de Reyes bread at the beginning of January (hope you tried Week 26!).
That being said – there’s not much to say on the tradition of this particular piece yet, but perhaps someday it will live in history as a delicious sweet bread that got its start after a busy Rosca holiday when the bakers looked at each other and said “oops – what are we going to do with these extra boxes of figs? Can’t save them until next January!” ?
Then again, perhaps we should call this a “traditional” bread – as likely some other bakers have encountered the same situation and contributed to making the over 2,000 different types of Pan Dulce. Here’s to number 2,001!