A mexican village bread is a bread made of flour, sugar, cream, eggs, yeast, vanilla, nuts, salt and sesame seeds.

The history of bread in Mexico dates back to the Spanish conquest of Mexico. The techniques of baking bread were brought by the Spaniards to Mesoamerica (until then there were mainly cakes made from cornmeal). Sweet breads (pan de azúcar ou sweet bread) are one of the bakery specialties of Mexican cuisine.

Easy and quick to prepare, delicious, it is perfect for breakfast or daytime snacks.

Level of difficulty : easy
Prep time : 15 min
Rest time : 2 hours
Cook time : 25 min
Total time : 40 min + 2 h (raising)
Yield : 6 servings
2.8 cup (350 g) flour all purpose
1.1 cup (250 g) caster sugar
1.75 cup (250 g) sesame seeds
2/3 cup (80 g) chopped walnuts
3 teaspoon instant yeast
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1.5 cup (350 g) fresh cream
3 eggs + 1 egg yolk
vanilla extract
1/2 tablespoon salt

Preparation :

  • In a bowl, gently stir the cream for a few minutes.
  • Add the eggs one after the other, the sugar and the vanilla, mix and set aside.
  • Gradually incorporate the flour and yeast, sifted and mixed together beforehand.
  • Add the nuts and mix until you get a smooth paste.
  • Let stand for about 1 hour in a bowl covered with a cloth at room temperature.
  • Cut the dough into 3 equal parts.
  • Form dough rolls 1-2 inch and braid together.
  • Cut into 2 to 3 braids and place on a baking sheet lined with lightly buttered baking paper.
  • Leave to rise for about 1 hour.
  • Brush with egg yolk.
  • Preheat the oven in static mode to 365°F/185°C.
  • Bake for about 25 min.
  • Take out of the oven and sprinkle with sesame seeds if necessary.
  • Let cool and enjoy !

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