READY IN: 5hrs 10mins
Recipe by psalonzo93

Special Ensaymada

Top Review by jerryrard

I was kinda lazy so I did not do the sponge and dough separately. I just added all the ingredients (both the sponge and dough) to the bread machine. They came out pretty good. The whole family loved it. Will make these often. Thanks for posting. I will upload my photos of the ensaymada.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine sponge ingredients in a mixing bowl. Mix until blended and knead until dough is smooth. Shape into ball, cover wit damp cloth and let rise for 2 hours.
  2. Place the dough ingredients except butter in a mixing bowl. Mix until well blended. Add the sponge and the butter. Knead until dough is smooth and elastic. Shape into ball. Place in a bowl, cover with damp cloth and let rise again until double in bulk.
  3. Punch dough and divide equally into 8 pieces. Shape into balls, cover with damp cloth and let rise for 30 minute Roll out each piece thinly into 8 x 5 inch rectangles. Brush surfaces with butter. Roll into long rods and twirl into shape, locking the ends to seal. Place on greased ensaymada molds. Let it rise for 2 hours until doubles in size.
  4. Bake at 325 F for about 10 minute or until light golden brown. Cool slightly and brush with melted butter. Top generously with grated cheese and sprinkle with sugar.

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