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Sabor a Marranitos & Magdalenas, Pan Dulce

Ages 18+ ONLY

Vaccination Cards Required Upon Entry

In this class, students will be introduced to the shortbread cookie dough category of Pan Dulces.

Chef Alex Peña will be showcasing two evolutionary and iconic Mexican Pastries! Students will first learn how to make Marranitos, also known as Cochinitos de Piloncillo. These are little pig-shaped sweet pastries that are made using rich ingredients–a Mexican bread take on the English Gingerbread.

Secondly, students will learn how to make Magdalenas, also known as Guayabas. Magdalenas are a buttery, cake-like pastry, decorated with different colorful sprinkles and nuts; these are a Mexican bread take on French Madelines.

Instructor: Alex Peña, Founder of Baking Evolution. He is currently working on a cookbook that features the history and evolution of Pan Dulce.

Parking Lot Locations:

There are two nearby locations for Parking:

  1. LA Plaza Village Parking Lot: 555 North Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012
  2. LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes Parking Lot: 171 Arcadia St., Los Angeles, CA 90012


Dress Code Policy

For the safety of all attendees, LA Plaza Cocina asks that all attendees abide by the following guidelines of our Dress Code Policy to make our space safe for you, our staff members and guest chefs:

  • Please wear comfortable clothing with closed-toe shoes
  • Please pull long hair back with a hairband
  • Attendees MUST wear a mask throughout the duration of the program except for eating and/or drinking

If you have any questions, please review the Frequently Asked Question section of our website below the Culinary Programs Calendar, or contact us by calling (323) 397-8356 or emailing us at

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

Attendees of LA Plaza Cocina’s food programs MUST provide proof of vaccination to attend both the cooking classes and demonstrations. In addition, all attendees MUST wear a mask throughout the duration of the program except for eating and/or drinking.

For attendees who are NOT vaccinated, you MUST provide proof of a NEGATIVE COVID-19 test taken 72 hours (3 days) before attending this event.


May 20 2023


10:00 am - 12:00 pm



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