Conchas (Mexican Pan Dulce)
Conchas are a sweet Mexican bread with a crunchy sugar cookie topping. They are called conchas because the sugar topping resembles the shape and surface of a seashell. These brioche-like breads are served alongside hot drinks at any time of day, all over Mexico, and you can find them in many flavors and colors.
- 600 grams bread flour
- 15 grams instant yeast
- 110 grams granulated sugar
- 9 grams kosher salt
- 300 grams whole milk, warmed
- 3 large eggs, room temperature
- 10 grams vanilla extract
- 120 grams unsalted butter, room temperature
- 120 grams all purpose flour
- 120 grams powdered sugar
- 120 grams unsalted butter, room temperature 2 grams vanilla extract
- Red food coloring
- Using a stand mixer and a dough hook attachment, place the flour and yeast in the bowl and mix thoroughly for 1 minute, until the yeast is fully covered by the flour.
- Add sugar, salt, milk, eggs and vanilla extract to the bowl and mix on low speed until roughly incorporated, about 3 minutes.