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 known in Mexico as “Nido” (nest) and looks like something Americans might call a Danish. In fact, it is usually the dough of a danish, topped with coconut to mimic the twigs of a birds next, plus cream in the center. We’ve changed it up a bit and used the dough of the Concha, plus an apple filling to put our own spin on the pastry.
With over 1,000 different species of birds in Mexico, it is not surprisingly that a baker some day back when, was inspired to create this little treat as he was enjoying his coffee break outside on the patio. Not only do birds in Mexico find their place in the sky, at the city plaza, and at the table, many homes enjoy the morning sounds of bright yellow canaries and the dainty Mexican House Finch.
It is the dream of one of our owners, Adalberto, to have a whole room in his home with chirping and fluttering birds. Last time we checked, his wife said, “Let’s stick to the nests of sweet bread!” ?