Mexican Sweet Bread

Celebrating with family and friends just got sweeter. Make this traditional bread for your Three Kings Day feast, or for any special family occasion!

Serves: 12Prep: 4 hoursCook: 25 minutesTotal: 4 hours 25 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 12


  • 1⁄2 cup whole milk, warm (115°F)
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 1⁄3 cup plus 1 Tbsp. granulated sugar, divided
  • 4 1⁄2 cups Simple Truth Organic™ Unbleached All-Purpose Flour, divided
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperate and cut into pieces
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 2⁄3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Vegetable oil


  • In a bowl, stir together milk, yeast and 1 tablespoon sugar till dissolved. Cover loosely with plastic wrap. Let sit 5 minutes. In a bowl, mix flour, remaining sugar and salt.
  • In a stand mixer, mix 1 stick melted butter and eggs.
  • Swap out mixer paddle with dough hook attachment, then add flour mixture and mix until well combined. Add yeast mixture and knead 6-8 minutes until dough is smooth and elastic.
  • Grease bowl and hands with vegetable oil. Place dough in bowl and cover loosely with plastic wrap. Let rise in a warm place for 2 hours, until dough doubles in size.
  • Divide dough into 12 equal pieces; shape into balls. On three baking sheets lined with parchment paper, arrange balls; cover loosely with kitchen towels. Leave in warm place and let rise for 1.5 hours.
  • Meanwhile, prepare streusel topping by mixing 1 cup flour, room temperature butter, ⅔ cups powdered sugar, baking powder and vanilla extract. Mix until paste is formed. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Divide streusel into 12 balls. Place each ball between parchment paper pieces and press with rolling pin. With cookie cutter, cut pressed streusel pieces into disks.
  • Cover each dough ball with a streusel disk. Use paring knife to form 3 to 4 grooves along the disk to resemble a shell. Bake 20-25 minutes, until dough is lightly golden brown.