Mallorca Bread

I had this at a Starbucks® when I went to Puerto Rico and made it myself a few times. It is my favorite type of bread, with a fluffy consistency and an egg taste. Hope you like it too.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
1 hr 40 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
9 rolls


  • 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast

  • ¼ cup warm water

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour, or more as needed

  • ½ cup milk

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled, divided

  • 3 egg yolks

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon butter, or as needed

  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar, or as needed


  1. Dissolve yeast in warm water in a large bowl, about 5 minutes. Add 2 1/2 cups flour, milk, sugar, 4 tablespoons melted and cooled butter, egg yolks, and salt. Mix well.

  2. Lightly flour a clean work surface. Turn dough out onto the surface and knead for 5 minutes, adding enough flour so that dough is not sticky.

  3. Grease a bowl with 1 teaspoon butter. Place dough in the bowl and cover with plastic wrap and a towel. Let dough rise in a warm place for 50 minutes.

  4. Grease a 9-inch square baking pan and set aside. Lightly punch dough down and knead on a lightly floured surface into an 18x9-inch rectangle. Brush with remaining 2 tablespoons melted butter.

  5. Roll dough up snugly from 1 short end and cut into 9 slices, trimming ends to make neat. Place slices in the prepared baking pan, cut side-up. Cover with plastic wrap and a towel and put in a warm place for 40 minutes.

  6. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  7. Bake rolls in the preheated oven until light brown, 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Transfer to a platter and dust with confectioners' sugar.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

253 Calories
10g Fat
35g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 9
Calories 253
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 91mg 30%
Sodium 261mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 5g
Calcium 32mg 2%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 82mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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