So this recipe is a work in processes I’ve been wanting to make Pan Dulce for a long time now ( for those who do not know what pan dulce is its a Mexican sweet bread with a cookie shell on top.)
- 1 package of yeast
- 1 tablespoon of sugar
- 1/2 cup luke water
- 3 1/2 cup of water
- 4 eggs, beaten and room temperature
Mix 1 table spoon of sugar and yeast into lukewarm water. let it sit for 10 mins.
In a large mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Slowly add in eggs, salt, and yeast mixture. Add flour in 1 cup at a time until incorporated. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 45 mins.
Divide dough into 16 pieces and shape each into a ball. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet with plenty of space between each ball. Press each ball slightly to flatten it. let dough rise for a hour. After the dough is on its way to rising make topping.
- 1/2 cup of shortening
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 cup flour
- 3 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Optional: food coloring
Mix all ingredients in a food processor until smooth. With you’re hands, divided the topping into 16 pieces. Roll each piece into a ball and roll it out on a floured surface. Until its large enough to cover each dough. About 5 inches in diameter. Lightly press topping onto dough and use a knife to cut a pattern into the topping, but not into the dough.
After you add topping bake at 350 for about 15 mins or until lightly golden.
I still want to work on this recipe so if y’all do decide to make it I would love your opinion on it ^^
Also since it doesn’t have preservatives it will only keep for two to three days.