Okay, now be gentle... I know nothing on this topic.
Today as I was driving down Pico I saw this huge bakery at the corner of Vermont, and pulled over. I've never frequented Mexican bakeries (and for all I know this isn't even Mexican, it could be Salvarodian or....?)
At the counter are silver trays and tongs -- pick up one of each and then walk down the length of the shop. Almost all the sweets are piled into this huge, serve yourself case -- pick what you want, bring the tray to the counter where they ring it up and bag it.
I bought an individual chocolate sweetbread (recommended by a nine year old girl who swore it was her favorite thing there, it wasn't mine); a loaf that tasted of almonds and oranges, it had a thick, sticky cake consistancy (cake/macaroons) and I brought it home to share with my daughter but she's not here so she loses; flan (I'd give it a 6), and a triangle of rasberry crumb cake that ranks up there with the orange/almond loaf.
Two out of four were divine! Oh, and did I happen to mention that those four things cost about the same as half of a piece of pastry from Sweet Lady Jane?
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