I have been wanting to write about my experience at Vicky Bakery since I returned from Miami.
But you know how life starts to happen and all the best laid plans go somewhere like the back of your head to taunt and itch and remind you that you’re a slacker? Yeah. That’s where we find ourselves today.
My first morning in Miami, I found myself at Vicky Bakery surrounded by The Food of My People. It was a glorious, slightly religious experience. Yes, those are croquetas on the table. I know. Shut up. Because Cuban.
Ish and DJ (the Pero Let Me Tell You Guys, AKA My Handlers – who you should totally follow, but that’s not important right now) chose a must-do-very-Miami breakfast spot for me to start my week off right, so they chose Vicky Bakery. “They have the finest, classic, super-Miami pastelitos and pan tostado,” they said.
“Let me decide for myself,” I said. (For the record, I totally believed them. I was just exerting some of my imaginary Powerful Cuban Woman Energy.)
My expert conclusion? All true.
I was in Classic Cuban Bakery Heaven. (Is that a thing?)
Since I’ve been home, I have occasionally missed that “fresh from the Cuban bakery next door” pastelito vibe.
People, it is as if someone was listening to my prayers because before you can say “pass me a pastelito”, I received the following email:
MIAMI (Tuesday, February 4, 2020) – Vicky Bakery, Miami’s Original Cuban Bakery, is thrilled to announce the launch of nationwide shipping for one of their most-popular products: pastelitos. Available in three variety of flavors, guayaba (guava), queso (cheese), and guayaba and queso (guava and cheese), the pastelitos will be available for purchase in options of a dozen and two dozen. Nothing says “I love you” more than the smell of baking fresh Cuban pastelitos.
And before I could say, “can you add a cheese one to that?” the ready to bake pastelitos were delivered to my door!
The ready-to-bake Cuban pastelitos will arrive at the customer’s destination within 48 hours and will be shipped frozen on dry ice with instructions on how to bake the order when it arrives, offering the freshest quality. The box pricing begins at $19.99 with shipping costs varying depending on region from $10 – $50, with a two-order minimum.
Shipping will be available to customers in the contiguous 48 States. To purchase, visit www.vickybakery.com.
And how easy is this? The instructions come inside the box and they’re basically as follows:
- Pre-heat the oven to 375° F.
- Put down some parchment on a baking tray.
- Choose the number of pastelitos (or cheese rolls) you want to bake.
- Make a simple syrup.
- LET THEM COOL!
- Make some coffee and Boom! It’s Pastelito Time!
Actually, I added Number 6 as a “serving suggestion.” Because Cuban.
I made just enough for my people for today and maybe some leftover (fingers crossed) for the morning.
My son, Adam was bummed he couldn’t get out here today.
But I know I will probably see him tomorrow because I have been sending him these “pastelitos in progress” photos all day. #MomWin
So now I’m doing the same to you.
- Get yourself some of these straight-to-your-door pastelitos from Vicky Bakery.
- Bake them and serve them in a pleasing-to-the-eye manner.
- Invite a friend over.
- Practice taking bows.
- Make some coffee and catch up on the latest chisme.
Actually, I added Numbers 4 and 5 as a suggestion. Because Cuban. Ya tu sabes.
Thank you, Vicky Bakery. You have made this girl very happy today.
The actual instructions from Vicky Bakery:
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees
- While the oven is preheating take the provided parchment paper and place on baking try.
- Separate the pastries and place them at least ½” apart from each other on the tray.
- Place tray in the center of the oven and set timer 35 minutes*
- While the pastries are baking the simple syrup can be made.
- Take 1/2 cup of granulated sugar in a small sauce pan and add 1/4 cup water. Stir on medium to high heat. Once the sugar is dissolved and mixture is brought to a boil, remove from heat.
- After the 35 minutes, bring the oven temperature up to 400 degrees and bake for an additional 11 minutes.
- Once the pastries are done remove from oven and brush on simple syrup while they are still hot.
- Let the pastries cool down which will take about 10-15 minutes and enjoy.
*Disclaimer : Baking times may vary by oven