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.
A special sponge cake treat! You probably know it as a “Swiss roll” or a “Jelly roll”. It is unknown how the term Swiss was attributed, as the origins of this pastry are said be Austrian. (1nvention of the 19th century along with doughnuts and Victoria sponge cake).
And why the name niño envuelto in Mexico? (In Spain it is called brazo de gitano). Niño envuelto translates to “wrapped up baby” – how it is made is similar to how a baby is wrapped!
First, spread the batter as you would the baby’s blanket.
Take a break with the baby example and put it in the oven. ?
When removed, cover the cake with carmel, pineapple or strawberry jelly (what we have this week) – which would be the baby. Roll it up, turning the bread over the inside as if it were a baby wrapped in its blanket for sleeping!