Delicious American twist on traditional Mexican conchas sweet bread

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Delicious American twist on traditional Mexican conchas sweet bread
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
60 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on June 11, 2024

Try this Americanized version of the classic Mexican conchas sweet bread. These soft and fluffy bread rolls have a crunchy sugar topping and are perfect for enjoying with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate. They make a great breakfast or dessert option for any time of day.


  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup warm milk
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand for 5 minutes until foamy.
  2. In a large bowl, combine warm milk, sugar, butter, salt, and eggs. Add yeast mixture and flour, mix until dough comes together.
  3. Knead the dough on a floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, cover, and let rise for 1 hour.
  4. Divide dough into 12 pieces. Shape each piece into a smooth round ball. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  5. In a small bowl, mix cocoa powder, sugar, flour, butter, and vanilla extract until crumbly. Press a portion of the mixture on top of each dough ball.
  6. Cover and let rise for another 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  7. Bake conchas for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack before serving.

Interesting Facts

  • The name 'conchas' comes from the Spanish word for shells, as the topping resembles seashells.
  • Conchas are a popular Mexican sweet bread often enjoyed during breakfast or as a snack with coffee or hot chocolate.