Mexican Bakery Novice- what to try?
I recently found an amazing Mexican bakery in my little midwest city. The place was beautiful and I was overwhelmed by the huge selection of pasteries, cookies, empanadas, etc - probably 100+ different items. Not being very familiar with Mexican baked goods, I stuck with a few things that looked somewhat familiar- i bought churros, something croissant-like (but with an interesting creamy filling), and a kind of thick, almost pudding-y cornbread that was amazing, along with a few tamales and some mole sauce. Everything I bought was great, but I'd love some suggestions on what to look for when I go back. The items were not labeled, so visual descriptions would be helpful. Thanks!
That does sound lovely.
Growing up, my Mexican nanny would take me on the public bus once a week to buy conchas, a Mexican bread with a sugary crust: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/conchas-... We would eat them in the park as a snack; they're not super sweet and I think would be great with a cup of coffee or tea.
The only thing I currently seek out from Mexican bakeries are bolillo rolls: https://www.google.com/search?q=bolil... They are the perfect vehicle for any kind of sandwich you can come up with.
Capirotada, like a mexican bread pudding with raisins like this:
See if they sell homemade corn tortillas- those are wonderful- but very perishable, so either eat asap or freeze them.
Also check if they have menudo on sundays. I am so jealous about the tamales! The sweet corn ones are my favorite yet hard to find....