Ingredients

How to make it

  • 1.Sprinkle yeast over the warm water in a large mixing bowl; stir and let stand 5 minutes.
  • 2.When the yeast is working a bit stir the honey, lard and salt into the yeast mixture.
  • 3.Add 2 1/2 cups flour.
  • 4.Mix at low speed and then beat at medium speed until the dough is very elastic, about 5 minutes.
  • 5.Gradually stir in as much of the remaining flour as needed to make a soft dough.
  • 6.Knead on floured surface until dough is smooth in texture and very elastic, 15-20 minutes (use a dough hook on your mixer and knead for about 10-15 minutes).
  • 7.Place dough in a greased bowl, turn the dough so all surfaces have a sheen of oil.
  • 8.Cover and let rise in a warm place until it has doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  • 9.Punch the dough down and knead briefly on a floured surface.
  • 10.Divide dough into 10 pieces and roll into balls.
  • 11.Work with the palms of your hands and start at the center of each ball to roll out into ovals.
  • 12.Each piece should be about 5 1/2" long and 2" in the middle, tapering to each end.
  • 13.Place rolls on a greased baking sheet, cover and let rise until almost doubled, about 25 minutes.
  • 14.Meanwhile heat oven to 375F degrees.
  • 15.Mix cornstarch and cold water, heat stirring constantly to boiling, boil until thickened and clear about 2 minutes.
  • 16.Brush each roll with the cornstarch mixture.
  • 17.Slash each roll down the middle stopping about 1/2" from each end and cutting about 1/2" deep.
  • 18.Bake until the rolls are brown and sound hollow when tapped, about 30-35 minutes. Remove from baking sheets and cool on racks.
  • 19.Serve warm & fresh from the oven.

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  • NPMarie 8 months ago
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    Mexican Bollilo Rolls

    Please add this to the "I Made It" group..thank you:)
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    laurieg ate it and said...
    Made these tonight, Used the bread machine and modified just a little, but did use all the ingredients. Came out great. Not sure if they look the way they supposed to. I will post my picture when the site lets me. If you don't like it feel free to take it off.
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    " It was excellent "
    laurieg ate it and said...
    Made these tonight, Used the bread machine and modified just a little, but did use all the ingredients. Came out great. Not sure if they look the way they supposed to. I will post my picture when the site lets me. If you don't like it feel free to take it off.
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  • sharebear1 4 years ago
    We use them for almost everthing! There so good.
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    " It was excellent "
    oldgringo ate it and said...
    This wonderful Mexican yeast bread is a hold-over from Emperor Maximilian's reign. One of the few good things to come from that era.

    Your recipe reads like a pro.

    oldgring, Richard
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