Mexican Bread: A Sweet History at Adults Only Resorts in Riviera Maya

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Get a massage and then go out for sweet rolls at adults only resorts in Riviera Maya

Get a massage and then go out for sweet rolls at adults only resorts in Riviera Maya

The tradition of “pan dulce” (or sweet bread) is one that is celebrated in nearly every household (and every adults only resorts in Riviera Maya) in Mexico. It is normally served at breakfast with coffee, hot chocolate or milk. Some indulge in one piece. Others feel the need for two or more. Whatever the case, pan dulce is always at the table and almost never disappoints.

History and Cuisine: Pan Dulce at Adults Only Resorts in Riviera Maya

The concept of bread was not one that is indigenous to Mexico. Brought from Spain, the missionaries brought wheat to be cultivated and grown to be made into rolls and other types of food. The sweet bread grew more and more popular, creating a variety that is unusual and fantastic to partake in every morning, especially for your adults only resorts in Riviera Maya breakfasts. What sorts are there? What can you expect? There is a lot of variety, in particular because there is a lot of creativity in making and naming the different pieces. How about a run-through the list of different bread choices?

  1. Polvorones. This is what in English is known as Mexican wedding cookies. This is a cookie made with a lot of shortening and dusted with powdered sugar. They came in different flavors, normally vanilla, chocolate and strawberry. They are called “polvorones” because they are dusty and normally crumble when they break. Get some of these great cookies for your coffee time at adults only resorts in Riviera Maya.
  2. Piedras. Literally “rocks,” this bread is a jagged looking one, with chopped walnuts. They sort of look like rocks. But these are objects you are going to want to take a bite out of.
  3. Bisquet. As you can kind of figure out, this word means “biscuit” and refers to a bread that is thicker and fluffier than the English muffin and a little more butter-rich than your biscuit-and-gravy variety, a great way to start the day at adults only resorts in Riviera Maya. They are normally sliced in half and toasted with butter and jam. These are an option that you can find in restaurants and for breakfast.
  4. Conchas. These are a round roll with a thick layer of sugar-coating that is cut to look a bit like a conch shell. The sugar coating can be flavored with vanilla, strawberry or chocolate and you are sure to find these at adults only resorts in Riviera Maya.
  5. Besos. “Kisses” literally and the reason being that they are two raised cake-like cookies that are pasted together with jam and completely buttered and then sugared, perfect for your adults only resorts in Riviera Maya stay. In some places in the north, there is the tendency to color them bright magenta and dust them with coconut flakes.
  6. Ladrillo. This translates as “brick” and they are rectangular, hard and covered with chocolate. These are great dunkers and just a lovely accompaniment to your morning ritual.
  7. Pan de feria. This is bread that is normally sold during a local fair. They can be round or a long twisty bread, decorated with custard lettering or sesame seeds. The round ones have curious little sayings written on them, which say things like “Para mi pinche suegra” (For my f-ing mother-in-law). If you get a chance to try it at adults only resorts in Riviera Maya, the bread is made with a little bit of spice and has what many would consider a fresh and rustic touch to the flavor of the bread.
  8. Rebanadas. “Slices” are long and thick sliced pieces of bread that are slathered with uttered and then dusted with sugar. If you are a fan of intense decadence in this form, this simple combo is something you should consider.
  9. Orejas. The “ears” are filo pastry-like and look like ears. The better to hear you with at adults only resorts in Riviera Maya. They edges are dusted with sugar and they are flaky accompaniments to a nice piping hot cup of coffee.
  10. Chocolatin. These are made out of the same dough used for cuernos (croissants) and are airy with some melted chocolate, a perfect choice for your adults only resorts in Riviera Maya stay.
  11. Cubilete. A “dice cup” is basically how this word translates to and it refers to the form of the actual bread itself. There is a bit of a hard crust on the outside with a softer cake filling, which can have cream cheese or jam. Sometimes they are lattice-topped. See if you can try one at adults only resorts in Riviera Maya.
  12. Garibaldi. These are something like upside down cupcakes, covered with candy sprinkles. These are an elegant sort of tea cakes that can be served with the hot drink of your preference at adults only resorts in Riviera Maya.
  13. Budin. This is basically a bread pudding that is rich and deliciously decadent. At adults only resorts in Riviera Maya, they can have raisins in it too and are normally baked in large cookie sheets and cut into squares.
  14. Rollitos. Roll cakes are popular but apart from your typical custard or cream, these can also be filled with a fruity spread, like pineapple or apple. Dusted with powdered sugar, you are sure to find something fantastic to tuck into in the mornings at adults only resorts in Riviera Maya.
  15. Niño envuelto. Translated literally as “wrapped child,” these are custard cream version of the chocolatin. Normally you can tell which is which because there is always a little bit of cream that has dribbled out during baking. Try one at adults only resorts in Riviera Maya.

These are just a small selection of the many pan dulces there are. If you want a real treat, raid the selection of a bakery and have a phenomenal breakfast at adults only resorts in Riviera Maya.

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