Rediscovering Mexican Pastries

I rediscovered Mexican pastries once again. Not just one place but three in my neighborhood.

For as simple as they sound, discovering these small holes in the wall got me so excited. I devoted a post several years ago about exploring a Mexican bakery empire in the Atlanta area. Since then, I have been hooked on Mexican treats and was determined to find time to discover a couple of spots on my own around my home in DC.  

First spot, Lourdes Bakery.  It is literally a quaint hole in the wall that sells layers upon layers of pastries in their cabinets. Out of all the pastries they did have, however they did not have Besos, my favorite Mexican pastry of two pecan cookies kissed with pineapple filling and dusted in sugar. They did, however have Mexican Danishes (pineapple to be exact) and so I gave those a shot instead.

Result? Light, slightly buttery, not too flaky with a hint of cinnamon.  The pineapple filling was smooth with not too much texture. Overall, it is a great partner to a cup of coffee. I still crave my favorites down in Georgia, but these are a good replacement in the meantime.

Lourdes Bakery
3407 14th Street NW

Washington, DC 20010


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