I saw a listing in Urban Times magazine for a new Mexican bakery -- Don Miguel Mexican
Bakery and Cakes at 2100 Summit. I'm always looking to build the better donut, so Mr. Heatherkay and I swung by after grabbing breakfast on the Boulevard.
I had only one-half of one pastry and I'm willing to say that it was the best pan dulce I've had here in town. It was some sort of horn (there are so many kinds of pan dulce, and I have to admit I don't know all the names) filled with strawberry. The bread was chewy and yeasty, like good sweet bread, and just a little dry, as is appropriate for a pastry for coffee. The filling was sweet with real strawberries, but not too sweet. Topped with a dusting of sugar. The whole thing was just the right amount of sweet, chewy, and dry, avoiding the common pitfalls of diabetes-inducing sweetness and mouth-parching dryness that are common in pan dulce.
They also have some excellent looking baguettes and bolillos, and all the pastries looked amazing, including some really nice empanadas, elephant ears, conchas, and tarts. On a steam tray at the side of the store, they had carnitas and barbacoa, which looked liked they might have been steaming a little too long, and tamales, which were wrapped up tight in dozen packagaes.
Definitely going back for my next donut-buying occasion.