Saturday, November 22, 2008 10:02 PM
The German Baker in Playa del Carmen
Ever on the lookout for something yummy, last week, I stumbled upon some lovely homemade breads at my favorite produce market, Dac. For the past two weeks, a small table has been set up out front offering samples of these tasty baked goods to the customers of the market, the clientele of "Nativo" and passersby. They have a nice variety of dessert/breakfast breads and muffins including Calabaza (pumpkin), Platano con chocolate (banana with chocolate chips) Elote (corn), Zanahoria con Pasas (carrot with raisins) and Naranja (orange). There is also a variety of savory breads suitable for sandwiches, all made with whole grains and flavored naturally with spices, nuts and seeds.
I have now tried almost every flavor and each is wonderful. Unlike most of the cakes and pastries I have tried here, these baked treats are moist and have the proper amount of sweetness. I can't recommend one variety over another. You will just have to try them all. The baker, Sandra, a transplant from Germany makes her breads fresh every morning and clearly loves what she does. You can taste it in every bite. The display table will only be set up for another week but Dac will continue to carry the breads on a permanent basis. I highly recommend you make a special trip but, be sure to get there early in the morning as the available items go pretty fast. These fabulous baked goods are sure to be the perfect complement to any Thanksgiving and/or Christmas feast. There will be several loaves gracing our table for sure!
Dac is located on Avenida 30, just north of Constituyentes.