Vanilla Mexican Sweet Bread

When you fancy something sweet, you might also fancy something filling and warm, in which case Mexican sweet bread recipes are ideal. The following recipe for vanilla flavored sweet Mexican bread is not difficult to make and this combination of eggs, sugar, yeast, butter, almonds and more results in a really delicious Mexican dessert recipe.

Actually Mexican sweet bread is really versatile and you might want to serve one of these sweet pastries for breakfast or as an afternoon snack, rather than as an after dinner dessert.

You can form this Mexican sweet bread into any shape you like and decorate it however, you like. Try substituting some almond slivers or chocolate sprinkles for the fruit jellies or add some ginger or cinnamon to the dough recipe. Sweet bread is very popular in Mexico and this recipe allows you to make something very traditional and flavorful.

This recipe is made in 2 parts. First you need to make the dough and then let it rise. The dough can be made in a food processor and then left to rise somewhere warm. While the dough is rising you can use the time to make the filling for this sweet bread. This filling is made with almonds, vanilla and more, so it offers a nice texture as well as an aromatic flavor.

The pastries are decorated with fruit jellies and then baked until they are golden brown and smelling so good. These are very decorative and they will look good on any table, whether you are catering for an Easter party or making a nice treat for the family. Served warm, these are satisfying but not too filling if you want to serve one as an appetizer or snack between mealtimes.

Mexicans tend to love pastries and these are really good. They are well worth making, even if you are not used to making such dishes, and you will love the south of the border flavors they offer as well as how creative you can get making the patterns and designs on top to make them as pleasing to the eyes as they are to the belly. Cut each one in half and you will have enough sweet bread to serve 8 people.
Summary: These beautiful sweet bread treats feature vanilla, almonds, fruit jellies and more. Served warm, they make a fantastic snack and you will love the flavors they offer.

Author: Christine Szalay-Kudra

Cuisine: Mexican
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 8
Prep time:  25 mins
Cook time:  20 mins
Total time:  45 mins


2 ¼ cups scalded milk
2 eggs
4 cups plus 2 tablespoons flour
1 ¼ teaspoons salt
⅓ cup sugar
⅓ cup shortening
1 tablespoon yeast
3 egg yolks
1 egg white, beaten
For the Filling:
¼ cup oats
½ cup butter
½ cup flour
¼ cup sliced almonds
1 ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup white sugar, plus more for sprinkling
Fruit jellies, for decoration


Combine 1 ¼ cups of the scalded milk, the eggs, shortening, 1 teaspoon of the salt and the sugar in a food processor and pulse. Next, add the yeast, pulse again and leave it to stand for a few minutes.
Scald the rest of the milk in the microwave. Add 4 cups of the flour to the eggs mixture and mix it well, then knead the dough for a few minutes.
Cover and let it rise somewhere warm for half an hour.
Mix the filling ingredients together.
Combine the rest of the sugar with the remaining flour and the remaining salt and beat in the egg yolks. Pour the rest of the milk into the mixture and heat it in the microwave for a couple of minutes, whisking it several times until it is thick.
Punch the dough down and divide it into quarters.
Roll each one in to a 12 by 8 inch rectangle and spread the filling across the center. Make a zigzag pattern on the pastry using a sharp knife and shape the pastries into whatever shape you like.
Paint beaten egg white over the top and sprinkle the sugar over them.
Decorate with the fruit jellies.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Let the pastries rise for half an hour then bake them for 18 minutes or until golden brown.
Let them cool for 10 minutes, then serve warm.

Photo Description:

These Mexican sweet bread pastries look great and taste even better. Bread is a comfort food and sweet bread is even more appetizing and gorgeous. Decorate this sweet Mexican bread with fruit jellies, chocolate, almonds or anything else you fancy and it will taste heavenly. Make sure you cook the bread until it is golden brown because the flavors will be more intense and the bread will be more crumbly and have a better texture. You can make big pastries or small ones with this Mexican sweet bread recipe, depending on the portion sizes you want. You can serve this Mexican dessert as it is, or with cream, ice cream or fresh fruit. Be creative with them. What about a dollop of homemade Mexican vanilla ice cream and chocolate syrup on top?
Vanilla Mexican Sweet Bread Vanilla Mexican Sweet Bread Reviewed by looking every things on July 11, 2017 Rating: 5

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