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These Mexican sweet buns are great to make during the winter time, especially for Christmas! People love the sugar topping that browns when they bake.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
1 hr 50 mins
total:
2 hrs 40 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 buns
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the milk in a small saucepan until it bubbles, then remove from heat. Add the butter, stir until melted and pour into a large bowl to cool.

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  • Dissolve yeast in the milk mixture. Mix in 1/3 cup sugar, salt, eggs and 2 cups flour. Stir in the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, beating well after each addition. When the dough has pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and supple, about 8 minutes. Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.

  • Divide the dough into 16 equal pieces and form into rounds. With a rolling pin, roll the rounds into oval buns. Place them onto two lightly greased baking sheets. Cover the rolls with a damp cloth and let rise until doubled in volume, about 40 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • While the bread rises, make the topping: In a small bowl, stir together 1/2 cup sugar, 2/3 cup flour, butter until a crumb mixture forms. Stir in the egg yolks until well blended. Crumble the topping over the rolls so the entire surface is covered.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until sugar topping is lightly browned.

Nutrition Facts

290 calories; protein 6.4g; carbohydrates 45.2g; fat 9.1g; cholesterol 69.2mg; sodium 213.6mg. Full Nutrition
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