Fresco Cafe is just one bakery in Martinez,Ga. But they offer dozens of pastries to choose from. For our list below, we handpicked some of our most popular and traditional pan dulce options.
The Maranito , Spanish for little piggy, is a Mexican gingerbread cookie shaped like — you guessed it — a pig.
But for everyone who actually dislikes gingerbread, have no fear. There’s a good chance you’ll still love the maranito because the cookie doesn’t actually contain any ginger.
Instead, the traditional maranito obtains its flavor from molasses and cinnamon.
The Concha, Spanish for seashell, is the most popular pastry at panaderías.
Conchas look similar to a seashell and offer a cookie texture on top of cinnamon bread.
The Concha can also be made into a vanilla or chocolate flavor, often sprinkled with cinnamon or sugar. In many places, you might come across a Concha in different colors, but no matter the color, it will always have the same seashell shape.
Oreja is Spanish for ear, but in this case, elephant ear.
The flaky Oreja is slightly sweet and sticky and offers a crispy texture. “The Oreja tastes fantastic with or without a glass of milk or coffee,” Beto said.
At Fresco cafe, the Oreja is also offered in a mini size.
Empanada de fruta: A fruit-filled hand pie, which can be made from a pie crust-like dough, flaky puff pastry or a less buttery dough made with lard.
It can also be sprinkled with sugar or painted with an egg-wash to achieve a glossy finish.
Tres Leches is a popular authentic Mexican cake.
I am a fan of moist cakes and this Tres Leches Cake blew me away.
The syrup is made of – you guessed it – tres leches (which means three kinds of milk). ... The cake is rich but has a light feel to it and is balanced by the lightly sweetened whipped cream.