Molletes

These traditional breads are great for breakfast, with soup, or made into a sandwich.

Serves: 16Hands-on: 40 minutesTotal: 2 hours 50 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 16

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp. active dry yeast
  • ½ cup warm water
  • ½ cup butter
  • 4 large eggs, divided
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. anise seeds
  • 4½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp. light corn syrup

Directions

  • Add the warm water to a large bowl and sprinkle the yeast on top. Stir until it dissolves. Melt the butter in a small pan on low heat.
  • Add 3 eggs, melted butter, sugar, salt, anise seed, and 2 cups flour to the bowl with the yeast; beat until smooth. Stir in enough additional flour to make a soft dough. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes.
  • Put the dough into a greased bowl and turn the dough over to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until the dough doubles in size, about 1 hour. Punch the dough down and turn onto a lightly floured surface. Roll into a 12" square. Cut into 16 squares.
  • Place the squares on a greased baking sheet, allowing space for rising. Cover and let rise in a warm place until they double in size, about 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Separate the yolk and white of the remaining egg. Discard the white. Beat the egg yolk and corn syrup together until well blended. Generously brush over the squares.
  • Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve warm.

Recipe Information

Serves: 16

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp. active dry yeast
  • ½ cup warm water
  • ½ cup butter
  • 4 large eggs, divided
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. anise seeds
  • 4½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp. light corn syrup

Directions

  • Add the warm water to a large bowl and sprinkle the yeast on top. Stir until it dissolves. Melt the butter in a small pan on low heat.
  • Add 3 eggs, melted butter, sugar, salt, anise seed, and 2 cups flour to the bowl with the yeast; beat until smooth. Stir in enough additional flour to make a soft dough. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes.
  • Put the dough into a greased bowl and turn the dough over to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until the dough doubles in size, about 1 hour. Punch the dough down and turn onto a lightly floured surface. Roll into a 12" square. Cut into 16 squares.
  • Place the squares on a greased baking sheet, allowing space for rising. Cover and let rise in a warm place until they double in size, about 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Separate the yolk and white of the remaining egg. Discard the white. Beat the egg yolk and corn syrup together until well blended. Generously brush over the squares.
  • Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve warm.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories230
Total Fat7g
Saturated Fat4g
Cholesterol70mg
Sodium95mg
Total Carbohydrate36g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars9g
Protein5g