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Conchas Mexican Sweet Bread

Spice Islands®

Conchas Mexican Sweet Bread


  • Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes

12 rolls


3 1/2 to 4 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup Argo® Corn Starch

1 envelope Fleischmann's® RapidRise Yeast

1/2 cup sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon Spice Islands® Ground Saigon Cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon Spice Islands® Ground Allspice

1/2 cup evaporated milk

1/2 cup water

1/3 cup butter

1 egg


2/3 cup sugar

1/2 cup butter

1 cup all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons Spice Islands® Ground Saigon Cinnamon

1 teaspoon Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract


Combine 2 cups flour, cornstarch, undissolved yeast, sugar, salt, cinnamon and allspice in a large bowl. Heat evaporated milk, water and butter until very warm (120°F to 130°F). Add milk mixture to dry ingredients. Add egg and beat 2 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer; scraping bowl occasionally. 

Increase speed to high and beat 2 minutes. Stir in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic; about 8 to 10 minutes. Cover and let rest 10 minutes.

For topping:
Beat 2/3 cup sugar and 1/2 cup butter until light and fluffy with electric mixer. Stir in flour, cinnamon and vanilla; mix well.  Form into a large ball and set aside.

Divide dough into twelve pieces.  Form into 3-inch balls and flatten into rolls.  Place on greased baking sheets. Divide topping mixture into 12 equal portions and flatten into 1/4-inch thick disks. Place a disk on top of roll; press into dough. Slice decorative grooves through topping and into dough with a sharp knife.  Let rise 30 minutes. 

Bake in preheated oven at 375°F for 20 to 25 minutes; until rolls are lightly browned.  Cool on a wire rack.

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