The best part of attending town carnivals is being able to taste delicious dishes. But nothing compares to the exquisite pan de feria. This traditional dessert cannot be missing at carnivals in Mexico. And now is one of our favorite bread. In fact, is sold out at any town festivity.
More than a snack
This bread, best-known as pan de feria or pan de fiesta, is usually sold and consumed only in festivities. In Tlaxcala and Puebla they are traditional at fiestas patronales (patron saint festivals). You can find them outside churches and in carnivals, hence the name.
Due to its good preservation, this bread can last for days. And that’s why travelers usually buy it to take them home.
There ara different flavors. But in places like San Juan Huactzinco and San Juan Totolac, in Tlaxcala, the bread is made out of wheat flour and eggs. They have an elongated shape and may measure more than 30 cm long by 10 cm wide.
Pan de feria, the tradition
Pan de feria is about to be recognized as an Intangible Cultural Heritage because of its long history in the state of Tlaxcala.
In addition, people is looking for its Designation of Origin, because it represents Tlaxcala’s gastronomy.
People and bread bakers in Tlaxcala think this bread should be recognized for its elaboration and sale in regional festivities. On the other hand, they pretend to make it a Material Heritage because it is a tangible object. But it’s also intangible because of the recipe and production in special ovens.
Main photo: Sol de Toluca
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