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12 port
14 ingr
210 min
Mexican Conchas with NUTELLA<sup>®</sup> hazelnut spread

Mexican Conchas with NUTELLA® hazelnut spread

Mexican Conchas with NUTELLA® hazelnut spread

A festive breakfast.

This Mexican sweet bread has a delicious crunchy topping that resembles a seashell. It’s delicious on its own, and it’s even more delicious with NUTELLA® hazelnut spread!
INGREDIENTS
Mexican Conchas with NUTELLA<sup>®</sup> hazelnut spread
12 tbsp NUTELLA® hazelnut spread, 1 tbsp per serving from ingredient list

Dough:

3 tsp dry active yeast
¼ cup warm water
¼ cup sugar
1 tsp salt
½ cup milk
¼ cup butter, softened
2 eggs
1 egg yolk
4 cups all-purpose flour

Topping:

½ cup vegetable shortening
½ cup icing sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour

Egg Wash:

1 egg yolk, lightly beaten with 1 tbsp water

STEPS

Step 1

Dissolve yeast in warm water in large bowl. Stir in milk, sugar, butter, salt, eggs and yolk and 2 cups of the flour and beat until smooth. Mix in remaining flour to make dough easy to handle.  

Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes. Place in a large greased bowl, then turn greased side up. Cover and let rise in a warm place until double, about 2 hours.

Step 2

Divide dough into 12 equal pieces. Shape each piece into a ball; place on parchment lined cookie sheet. Set aside.

Meanwhile, prepare the topping: beat sugar and shortening until light and fluffy. Stir in flour until mixture is the consistency of thick paste.

Step 3

Divide into 12 pieces. Pat each piece into a circle. Brush each bun with the egg wash and place 1 circle of topping dough on each ball of dough, shaping it down over the ball.

Mexican Conchas with NUTELLA<sup>®</sup> hazelnut spread

Make 5 or 6 cuts across the topping, using a table knife, to form a shell pattern. Cover and let rise until double, about 55 minutes.

Pre-heat oven to 350°F. Bake for 25-30 minutes until they are golden brown around the edge.  

Let cool fully, slice in half and spread with NUTELLA® hazelnut spread. Serve with a glass of milk and a side of fruit.

Et voila!
Mexican Conchas with NUTELLA<sup>®</sup> hazelnut spread