This week on Good Food, Ricardo Cervantes paid us a visit in the studio.  And, he brought a gift: a huge box of pan dulce from his panaderia La Monarca.

La Monarca Pan Dulce

La Monarca Pan Dulce

For gringos, navigating the panaderia might be confusing.  So, Ricardo helped by identifying some of the most famous, and tastiest items:

conchas

Conchas

Cuernitos - made with croissant dough

Cuernitos - made with croissant dough

Elote & Cuernita - made with cinnamon dough

Elote & Cuernita - made with cinnamon dough

Tacos filled with guava and cheese

Tacos filled with guava and cheese

Puerquito - like a molasses cookie

Puerquito - like a molasses cookie

Ricardo Cervantes & Evan Kleiman

Ricardo Cervantes & Evan Kleiman

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  • Jennifer said:

    I went to the opening day and had one of everything!! It is all delicious and Ricardo was an excellent host and was so warm and friendly. LM is my favorite neighborhood bakery now! Ricardo and LM staff, welcome to Santa Monica!!

  • Diana said:

    I didn't know Simon Cowell had a panderia….

  • Mexico Cooks! said:

    What fun!

    And for even more information to help navigate the panadería: http://mexicocooks.typepad.com/mexico_cooks/2007/

    Enjoy!

  • @CulinaryVixen said:

    Simon's eyes aren't as blue as Ricardo's!

  • @CulinaryVixen said:

    I have always wanted to know how Mexican bakers create the sugar pattern on the top of the Conchas. Is it done before or after baking?

  • Shannon said:

    What a lovely man.

  • fritanga said:

    Dude, where are the campechanas and the empanadas de camote or pina? This is incomplete and also suspiciously Central-American-ish.

  • Sam said:

    Yum I went to LM after listing to your show on Saturday!! Delicious flans and Conchas!!!!!

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  • Jose A. Vazquez said:

    I was able to meet Ricardo at the event at Saint Cecilia Cathedral in Los Angeles.
    I search the bakery until now.
    I am looking forward to visit one of the three locations.

  • hells (author) said:

    Thanks! Let us know how it goes.

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