Mexican Sweet Bread

Mexican Sweet Bread


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This mexican sweet bread is a delicious warm treat. With a few simple spices like cinnamon and nutmeg you can have a flavorful sweet roll.

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Time needed

20 min preparation + 20 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

6 servings


  • 2 1/2 tsp yeast
  • 1/2 C warm water
  • 1/2 C evaporated milk
  • 3/8 C white sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/3 C butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 4 C all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 2/3 C white sugar
  • 1/2 C butter or margarine
  • 1 C all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

  2. In a large mixing bowl stir the yeast and warm water together. 

  3. Mix in the milk, 3/8 C. sugar, 1/3 C. melted butter, salt, egg, and half of the flour.

  4. Gradually add the rest of the flour, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, and 1/4 nutmeg.

  5. knead the dough on a floured surface for about 6-8 minutes.

  6. Place in a large greased bowl and turn the dough around to coat.

  7. Cover, and let the dough naturally rise in a warm place for about 1 hour.

  8. To make the topping in a medium bowl, beat 2/3 C sugar and 1/2 C butter until light and fluffy.  

  9. Stir in the flour until the mix forms into a thick consistency.  

  10. Divide into two parts and place one half in a separate bowl. 

  11. Mix cinnamon into one half, and vanilla into the other half.

  12. When the dough is done rising, cut into 12 pieces.  

  13. Shape into balls and place onto a cookie sheet.

  14. Dived each bowl of topping into 6 balls and pat flat. 

  15. Put the circles on top of the dough balls and pat on gently.

  16. Using a knife, cut grooves in the topping like a clam shell.  

  17. Cover and let rise for about 45 minutes.

  18. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

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