Panya's Danish Bread ($3.75 for a half-loaf) is what results when a delicate loaf of Japanese white bread collides with a sweet danish pastry. It's a terrific loaf to eat plain, no butter or jam required. You can literally peel the layers of the loaf, like a croissant, each fold lightly smeared in butter and sugar. And it's even better toasted. I sometimes get it thin-sliced, but ask them to slice it thick if you plan to do lots of toasting—the sweet fat almost caramelizes around the exterior, while the insides remain soft and and buttery.
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