Mexican Bread Recipes

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Corn Tortillas

Rating: 4.41 stars
154
This is the real thing! A simple mixture of masa harina and water results in the most wonderful corn tortillas you ever tasted. The secret is to use a cast iron pan! You can buy masa harina at Mexican grocery stores or in the ethnic food aisle of large supermarkets.

Conchas (Mexican Sweet Bread)

Rating: 4.35 stars
203
I got this recipe from my friends mom who owns a Mexican Bakery. When they made these one day for my family they loved them - even my brother who is sooo picky. Now they ask for them all the time. Although they are a little time consuming it is well worth it at the end!

Authentic Mexican Tortillas

Rating: 3.8 stars
364
I learned how to make these growing up watching my mother Alma. We have never used an actual recipe, but for your convenience I came up with one.

Pan Dulces

Rating: 4.55 stars
61
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.

Air Fryer Churros

Rating: 2.89 stars
17
Who doesn't love churros? They're a delicious cinnamon-sugar treat, and making them in an air fryer takes them from a guilty treat into a sweet treat. After over 7 experiments, I do NOT recommend using a parchment paper liner. I do NOT recommend adding the cinnamon sugar to the dough.

Absolute Mexican Cornbread

Rating: 4.56 stars
1084
This has got to be the tastiest and the most moist cornbread I have ever made. It is the most requested thing I cook, so I am sharing it. Don't let the ingredients fool you. It's unbelievable.

Hard Taco Shells

Rating: 4.65 stars
64
Home made crunchy taco shells are excellent! Use home made tortillas, or corn tortillas from the store.

Sweet Corn Cake

Rating: 4.74 stars
560
A Mexican sweet corn cake with a spoon bread consistency.

Sopapillas

Rating: 4.52 stars
85
This is a flat bread that is easy to prepare, and is usually served with something sweet to put on top. Honey or cinnamon sugar. I prefer it with honey butter. Sometimes it can be served with guacamole or bean dips in place of traditional tortillas.

Baked Corn Tortilla Strips for Mexican Soups

Rating: 5 stars
4
Baked corn tortilla strips are a staple in Mexican soups - use in your favorite tortilla soup or to garnish other Mexican soups.

Pan de Muertos (Mexican Bread of the Dead)

Rating: 4.57 stars
110
This is a version of the bread that is made for the November 2 celebration known as the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) in Mexico. You can also mold the bread into different shapes like angels and animals.

Mexican Sopes

Rating: 4 stars
2
These are commonly served as a light snack or dinner throughout Mexico. They can be filled with your favorite toppings such as: beans, cheese, shredded pork, lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, etc. They are also delicious with just a dollop of butter on them.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Homemade Flour Tortillas

Rating: Unrated
1105
Warm, chewy, and tender, these homemade tortillas are perfect for wrapping around burritos, fajitas—or just eaten plain.

Conchas (Mexican Sweet Bread)

Rating: Unrated
208
"These conchitas are so good! Being Mexican I was a little skeptical, but I decided to give it a try and I'm so glad I did. They taste like home :)" – Perika

Churros I

Rating: 2.92 stars
10

Mexican pastry that is squeezed through a pastry bag, fried in hot oil, and sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar.