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Discover the Deliciousness of Pan de Jamon: A Traditional Venezuelan Bread

Updated: Jan 10, 2023

What is Pan de Jamon?

Pan de jamon is a traditional Venezuelan bread that is typically served during the holiday season. It is made with a soft white bread dough that is filled with a mixture of ham, raisins, and olives, and then rolled and baked. The finished product is a savory and slightly sweet bread that is enjoyed as a snack or as part of a meal. It is a popular item in Venezuelan cuisine and is enjoyed by people of all ages.

Accompaniments for Pan de Jamon

There are a variety of dishes that can be served alongside pan de jamon. Some traditional Venezuelan accompaniments include:

Cheese: Pan de jamon is often served with a variety of soft and hard cheeses, such as queso blanco, queso fresco, or queso de mano.

Avocado: Thinly sliced avocado is a common topping for pan de jamon, and adds a creamy, rich flavor to the bread.

Ham: Thinly sliced ham is a natural pairing for pan de jamon, and can be served as a topping or as a separate dish.

Salads: A simple green salad or a more complex salad with a variety of vegetables and dressing can be served as a side dish with pan de jamon.

Soups: Hearty soups, such as sopa de pollo (chicken soup) or sopa de frijoles (bean soup), can be served alongside pan de jamon as a complete meal.

Overall, pan de jamon is a versatile bread that can be paired with a wide range of dishes to create a satisfying meal.

A British Alternative: Pork Pies

One dish that is similar to pan de jamon in terms of ingredients and flavor is the British pork pie. Pork pies are made with a crust made from hot water crust pastry and filled with a mixture of diced or minced pork, pork fat, and various seasonings. Like pan de jamon, pork pies are savory and slightly sweet, and are often served as a snack or as part of a meal.

There are some key differences between pan de jamon and pork pies, however. For one, pan de jamon is made with bread dough, while pork pies are made with pastry. Additionally, pan de jamon typically contains raisins and olives, while pork pies do not.

Finally, pan de jamon is typically served in slices, while pork pies are typically served in wedges.

Where to Find Pan de Jamon in London?

Get your fix of delicious Venezuelan goodness with a mouthwatering pan de jamon! Available for order in London at Peter's Panas.

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