I found a place where I’m 10 again. Thus, I take 20 years off. It’s a matter of smell. The smell of bakeries with workroom, as Sana Locura, that makes their bread, sweet and savory daily; and the best croissants in the Salamanca district. But this bakery keeps a surprise. Still, read on …
When I was a child and spent a few days at my mother village, I was sent to go for bread to a old bakery. Those in which you ring the bell and the baker came to assist you with its hands stained with flour. There were baguettes of all types, cakes, muffins, pastries … and two products that always caught my attention: croissants and pain au chocolat.
I always he returned with one of these two things filling my cheeks, and since then, I have much respect for the craftsmanship of the bakers. I’m not a huge fan of pastries, but it’s true that for a special snack or breakfast, I can cross Madrid to get some croissants, cake, or, as I’ll tell you very soon, a spectacular tiramisu.
And in Sana Locura, the name (Healthy Madness) does justice to what you find inside: breads, sweet and savory make your eyes go over all the counter. And above, they’re the healthiest.
In the case of bread, fermentation time varies depending on what the bread “go begging” for 24 to 48 hours because they’ve of all types: chia, buckwheat, corn, camano, sorghum or teff. And they make them daily in the bakery.
I took cornbread when I went, and tried several of the sweets. I didn’t get their croissants, and they’re a #chivatazoMCB: some of the best croissants of Salamanca district. There’es patisseries French-inspired, but at Sana Locura, without so many juggling, hit the nail on the head.
I tasted the croissants other day… and it was totally worth it. In addition they endure quietly a couple of days, you can snack and breakfast the next day. On my first visit, I met the chocolate palmeritas, fruit tarts and Chocolate donuts.
Besides the bakery with own workshop, they’ve tables and chairs to drink one of their organic coffees and freshly ground. I sat at the large wooden table and ordered a coffee to accompany all sweets.
The culprit is the so good puff pastry, preparing by themselves and gluten-free. Palmeritas, tartlets and others are very crunchy; and in the case of croissants, spongy. For me, it’s a mystery how they’ve done sooo good gluten-free donuts, much better than I usually find, suitable or not for coeliacs.
The ultimate test is there’s many old customers that discover verything is for celiacs. They didn’t notice. Its products are gluten-free and 95% lactose-free, which makes them a real delicatessen for all.
Do you also learn to make bread in the farm-school? Well if you want to give the same experience to some child you know, they’ve a workshop, whether celiac or not. There is no greater satisfaction than eating something you have done by yourself. And if you’re a sweet lover, don’t miss the rest of my list of cafes in Madrid. You’ll love it!
Sana Locura Gluten Free Bakery
Phone: +34 922.214.171.124
Schedule: Tuesday to Friday 7:30 to 15:00 hrs. and 17:00 to 20:00 hrs. Saturday 9:00 to 15:00 hrs. and 17:00 to 20:00 hrs. Snday 9:00 to 15:00 hrs.
Address: Generla Oráa, 49, Madrid.
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