Friday, December 11, 2009
Every year for the past four years this Christmas bread from Venezuela has graced our table for breakfast on the morning of December 25th. Oh wait, every year except last year.
You see, we have an electric range and my bread was in the oven about ten minutes when poof! There was a power outage that lasted all day and I was left with raw dough mess.
I am not ashamed to tell you that I cried. Seriously for real, I cried. Do you know how much a ham costs? I was angry that my money and the ingredients had been wasted. Maria, my Venezuelan neighbour cried too. She has not had this taste of home for years and was so excited when I told her that I was making it.
This year I am beside myself with joy. I have found a Venezuelan run establishment that sells pan de jamon. Christmas breakfast has been saved!
Don't have a Venezuelan bakery in your neck of the woods, then click here to link to the recipe. Click here for a picture of one of my early attempts at baking pan de jamon. I am happy to report that my pan is pretty darn close to the real deal.
Posted by Wizzy John at 7:36 PM