Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 20 mins

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. You very often see these in Mexican markets with pink sugar tops. Total time to make, including rise time, is about 2 hrs 45 mins.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the milk in a small saucepan until it bubbles, then remove from heat.
  2. Add the butter, stir until melted and pour into a large bowl to cool.
  3. Dissolve yeast in the milk mixture.
  4. Mix in 1/3 cup sugar, salt, eggs and 2 cups flour.
  5. Stir in the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, beating well after each addition.
  6. 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.
  7. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.
  8. Divide the dough into 16 equal pieces and form into rounds.
  9. With a rolling pin, roll the rounds into oval buns. Place them onto two lightly greased baking sheets.
  10. Cover the rolls with a damp cloth and let rise until doubled in volume, about 40 minutes.
  11. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  12. While The Bread Rises, Make The Topping:
  13. In a small bowl, stir together 1/2 cup sugar, 2/3 cup flour, butter until a crumb mixture forms.
  14. Stir in the egg yolks until well blended. Crumble the topping over the rolls so the entire surface is covered.
  15. Bake in preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until sugar topping is lightly browned.


Most Helpful

Wow, I still can't believe that I made these delicious tasting buns. They turned out so good and they even look pretty too. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe Annacia, that turned a novice bread maker like me, into a star. Easy to make, this sweet bread is perfection, light and tender, with just the right amount of sweetness. I just can't stop eating them, I made half the recipe and truly wish I would have made all of it. Made for the Fearless Red Dragons - ZWT8 - Mexico.

Baby Kato August 06, 2012

Great tasting rolls. I just had to adda tad bit more flour to it though, great GREAT topping too. Nice moist, and flavorful too. Made for 1-2-3 hits.

weekend cooker July 28, 2009

These little buns are delicious! They are pretty easy to make too. When I added the egg yolk to the topping mixture, it went from crumbly to pasty, so I couldn't really "crumble" it over the rolls - I just patted the topping into flat pieces and covered the tops of the rolls with them. The rolls baked up light and fluffy and the topping was terrific. Thanks for posting!

loof February 11, 2008

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