I hope by now you are all excited as I am to continue sharing this month’s Anniversary Edition of the Best Latin Bakeries in town. Today the spotlight is all over Pancho’s Bakery. Pancho is one of the few Mexican bakeries one can find in the Toronto downtown core. With two locations serving the community, Pancho’s has kept its promise, over the last 3 years, to deliver great quality baked goods that will be sure to stratify one’s palate.
Last but not least, another great pastry creation from Pancho’s – the Banderilla.
The flaky pastry treats are so easy to make, they are used for just about any kind of meal pairing in Mexico. To my understanding, the way you make a Banderilla is by cutting the dough into long thin stripes, painting them with beaten egg and then baking until fluffy and golden. Once these are completely baked, you remove them from the oven, cover with syrup and put back in for a last minute baking. Yum, Yum, Yum.
Oh and I guess I should also share why the name Banderilla; well this one is an interesting one. Banderillas are the long dart-shaped weapons used by Bullfighters, hence the name and shape.
Until our next Latin Bakery Foodies!
Specialty:Mexican Baked Goods