Conchas are a Mexican bread, a sweet bread (Pan Dulce) that are served at panaderías. This concha bread is a soft, enriched dough that has a lovely buttery and sweet flavor.
Let’s talk about Mexican conchas which are also known as pan dulce!
Sweet Bread literally translates to pan dulce in Spanish. While concha in English translates to seashell. Makes sense given that conchas look like seashells!
When I moved back to California after I graduated college, I realized I literally knew nothing about Mexican food. I, of course, had eaten a good amount of Mexican food when I lived in the OC as a little kid. But I don’t think I understood what I was eating. I also don’t think we ate a huge variety of Mexican food. And to be honest, my mom cooked most of the meals we ate. We weren’t a super “go-out-to-eat” type of family. That woman was on a budget!
When I finally moved back to Los Angeles, after college, I started to really understand and learn the different varieties of Mexican food and it was cool. I learned the differences between food from Baja, Mexico City, Colima, the Yucatan and Oaxaca. And my actual trips to Mexico have been even more educational.
One of my favorite places I went to in Mexico City was a panadería where they served the warmest, freshest conchas with the crispiest tops.
I completely forgot to post a ’10 Cozy Things to Make in April’! WHAA! I don’t get where my brain was but it wasn’t working apparently. Easter is next weekend so I figured I’d skip to what you should make for Easter vs. April.
TBH I don’t even know what I’m doing for Easter. Josh is throwing a pop-up and I’ve promised to be the hostess and make the flower arrangements. I’m guessing I’ll be totally exhausted and will most likely wanna stay in bed. We shall see!
Overnight Cinnamon Rolls – But I also might make a batch of these rolls the day before and bake them up the morning of so who knows!
Conchas – SOOO many of you made these conchas and I love seeing everyone’s iterations, with the different toppings.
Instant Pot Lamb Shank – I made this last year and it was so delicious. The Instant Pot is a true time-saver and the chipotle sauce is something I make all the time.
This Easter is going to look differently—there’s no doubt about that—but it doesn’t mean we can’t try our best to make it nice. Here are 15 recipes to make for Easter. I have a few new recipes coming later this week! In the meantime, here are a few from the archives that will hopefully make your day a bit more delicious:
Horchata Coffee is the combination of the two best things: horchata and coffee. Think of this coffee horchata recipe like cold brew. Coffee grounds are steeped with almonds, rice and brown sugar, blended and then strained to make the most delicious drink to start your day with.