Conchas are better known as pan dulce or Mexican sweet bread. I scanned the Internet for the best conchas recipe and couldn’t find one. So I took it upon myself to take pieces of 3 different recipes and put them together, with a couple alterations of course! Many recipes you see all have butter in the dough, but this recipe is traditional and uses lard. It will leave you with light pillows of sweetness that you will dream about while you sleep.
Dissolve yeast in water in a large bowl. Stir in 2 cups flour, sugar, evaporated milk, lard, egg, cinnamon, and salt. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough of the remaining flour to make dough easy to handle.
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes. Place in a large greased bowl, then turn so greased side faces up. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 1/2 hours.
Meanwhile, make topping dough. Beat sugar and butter together until light and fluffy. Stir in flour until mixture is the consistency of coarse crumbs. Divide into 2 equal parts. Stir cocoa powder into 1 part and vanilla extract into the other.
Divide chocolate topping into 4 small balls; roll each piece into a flat circle. Repeat for the vanilla topping.
Punch down concha dough and divide into 8 equal pieces. Shape each piece into a ball; placed on a greased baking sheet. Place a vanilla or chocolate circle on each ball of dough, smoothing it over the top. Make 5 or 6 shallow cuts across the circle to form a shell pattern. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
Bake conchas until lightly browned around the edges, 15 to 20 minutes.
Per Serving: 639 calories; protein 10.8g; carbohydrates 98g; fat 22.8g; cholesterol 66.4mg; sodium 400.8mg.
Eating good breakfast to start the day has become a good habit. It’s a best way to start my 24 hours off healthfully. The sugar hit from the fruit wakes me up and bring me power to take on the morning. Sugar is more vilified as the root of all disease, but fruit is also loaded with fibre, which is best for your stomach system and helps keep you feeling full all day , and not want likely grab a side food out of the street food before lunchtime.
Make fruit a at 7.00 clock habit is easy . Simply put the sweetness in your refrigerator next to the milk or on the table next to your grain bowl , or move your coffee maker or tea kettle — somewhere where you’ll find it. Before you eating the rest of your breakfast , eat your fruit. If you’re not usually a breakfast person.
Giving your stomach energy a bit of sweetness in the morning is good to move your healthy body for the 24 hours and fuel to your brain, which, incidentally, requires a continuous supply of sugar in the form of process glucose, counting at to around 120g daily. There is also essential evidence to support the idea that a diet high in fiber can reduce your risk of a number of cancers. And of course, you benefit from all the other supplement and antioxidants in fruit, which keep you strong and healthy.