Conchas are an authentic Mexican yeast bread. They are a sweet bread that is tender and delicious and perfect for breakfast or at any meal.
My husband John and I love going to Mexico. We aren’t the “Margaritaville, party until you drop” types, we are the low key beach lovers, who enjoy a couple of beers and a plate of ceviche.
One of the places we enjoy has a quaint main street that is lined with local restaurants and shops within walking distance of where we stay. On our way down the main street, we pass a gentleman with a truck of homemade pastries. It is evident that he loves sitting there, visiting with people as they pass by.
One of the items that he sells resembles a bread that I chose called “Conchas”. Conchas are a sweet bread topped with a vanilla or cinnamon coating. This coating is sliced prior to baking so they resemble a shell, which is where they get their name.
I made this bread exactly as recommended. Next time I would try reducing the amount of flour in the topping. I thought it was hard to get thin enough to wrap around the dough and tended to chip off the baked roll. It is delicious though so I just stuck it back on with a slather of buuuttterrrr. When instructed to cut the lines into the topping, I got carried away and went a little deep so my rolls butterflied a little bit.
These rolls came out tender, moist and delicious. They made a welcome addition to our breakfast table. I would definitely make this Mexican Conchas recipe again.
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