A Cuban bakery staple, these Pastelitos de Guayaba (Guava Pastelitos) con Queso are so flaky sweet and delicious. This quick dessert/breakfast food can be made in under 1 hour.
These are the Best Blueberry Muffins. They have perfectly domed tops with a crunchy texture. These muffins are delicious moist and the best part is that they can be made a day ahead!
Does the internet need another blueberry muffin? Absolutely not. But this is my story and my blog and I make what I want. Lol. So I present you: my Best Blueberry Muffins.
All kidding aside, I wanted a blueberry muffin recipe that I could whip up when people came over. I wanted a very good blueberry muffin recipe!
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 have recently (re)discovered the pleasure of wearing a robe around the house. I have this one, in case you’re curious, and it feels like luxury! I have no idea what I’ve been doing wearing PJs when I could’ve been wearing an incredibly soft robe. This recipe for Danish Braided Strawberry Bread is the perfect fluffy loaf to be made in a robe.
I think a lot about Christmas breakfast and how epic I always want it to be. I always love a braided situation. I usually use store-bought puff pastry but I love this bread-y version because oh so delicious.