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PAN LOCO I am looking for a Mexican recipe for Pan Loco or crazy bread. It is a dense bread that is shaped like a pancake. I believe it is baked, not fried, but I'm not sure. It is flavored with anise. It is eaten with tea or coffee. It is a traditional holiday recipe in my husband's family, but no one has the recipe any more, and only a couple of people can still make it.

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Last updated: Nov. 24, 2009 12:14 pm
Posted: May 9, 2009 4:25 pm
Commented by: Lindsey
May 9, 2009 4:28 pm,194,146190-243204,00.html

I found this but it is called crazy quilt bread. Hope this is what you are looking for!
May 9, 2009 4:41 pm
Maybe this is it...minus the pizza stuff just use anise and cheese?__
May 9, 2009 4:42 pm
Thanks, I did look at this recipe, which is not it...but will try to vary it, and see how it goes.
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Submitted by: Lola 
This is a version of the bread that is made for the November 2 celebration known as the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) in Mexico.  
Recommended by: Virginia Mom
May 9, 2009 4:47 pm
Is it this?
May 9, 2009 4:48 pm
I was just trying to add that:)
May 9, 2009 4:49 pm
or Pan De Yema Oaxaqueno
May 9, 2009 4:54 pm
to Virginia Mom, thanks,,but this is not it either...they are like dense pan cakes, almost like a huge cookie.
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Conchas (Mexican Sweet Bread)

Submitted by: MelissaAmador 
I got this recipe from my friends mom who owns a Mexican Bakery. When they made these one day for my family they loved them - even my brother who is sooo picky. Now they ask for them all the time. Although they are a little time consuming it is well worth it at the end! 
Recommended by: Virginia Mom
May 9, 2009 5:01 pm
There's a conchas recipe that includes anise here >>>
Commented by: Lindsey
May 9, 2009 5:10 pm
May 9, 2009 5:10 pm
I searched the food network website and these sound pancake like.
Commented by: DMOMMYOF3
Sep. 23, 2009 4:25 pm
Hi Roxanna, I think I know what you are talking about...My grandmother makes pan loco...: ) they do look like flat thick cookies, kinda pail in color. They have anise seed in the recipe...I came across the recipe the other day I know it's here somewhere !!! By the way is your husbands family from Wa. state? that's where my grandparents and aunts+uncles are : )
Oct. 4, 2009 3:07 pm
I hope you can find the recipe...this does sound like what I'm looking for. My husbands mother is from Mexico, she has lived in Fort Worth TX since the 50's. I look forward to seeing your recipe!
Nov. 24, 2009 12:14 pm
I know exactly what you are talking about. My Great Grandmother made this too only she left out the anise seeds. She told me a recipe one but she was 85+ at the time so she couldn't remember quantities. I'm pregnantnow and totally craving it again. It has flour, sugar, water, and shortening and it is baked. Hope this helps. I made it a few times but it was too cakelike. Once I made it pretty close.
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