A Trip To Puebla Inspires a Museum-Worthy Mexican Dessert at Chicago's Leña Brava

Leña Brava pastry chef Chris Ripley has been on three of Rick Bayless’ staff research trips to Mexico, but while the trips to Mexico City and Baja were inspiring, the recent springtime trip to Puebla was an ideal destination for a pastry chef.

“Puebla is the epicenter of a lot of Mexican sweets,” he says. La Calle de los Dulces is a two-block stretch of the city that’s...