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Mexican Pasteleria Basics?


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Mexican Pasteleria Basics?

JugglerDave | Jun 8, 2008 04:49 PM

A newish Mexican Pasteleria opened recently in the Italian Market in South Philly. We wandered in there yesterday and were confronted by two huge walls of cakes, breads, pastries, desserts, etc. and we realized that our knowledge of Mexican baked goods was next to nil.

We naturally tried two items semi at random. The first was a muffin size, filled with some pastry cream and two small slices of peaches, and the cake itself was a very mildly sweet corn muffin. The second was a dome shape, covered with cinnamon sugar, and with a small filled center of chocolate paste (fairly hard, not melted) -- the overall flavor was that of Mexican chocolate (cinnamon/cocoa/almond/sugar).

What are some more top 5 or 10 different items we should try and what are their names, to get a nice cross-section of the things available. Otherwise next time we'll just be grabbing another few items at random (which isn't a bad thing either, but we'd like some light guidance).

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