Pan Dulce are sweet rolls that can be eaten as a dessert or however you want. I split them open, butter each half, and toast them in the oven.

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 to 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 2 beaten egg yolks
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. In large mixer bowl combine 2 cups of the flour and the yeast.
  2. ln saucepan heat milk, the 1/4 cup sugar, shortening, and salt till warm (115° to 12O°), stirring constantly.
  3. Add to dry mixture in bowl; add whole eggs.
  4. Beat at low speed of electric mixer for 1/2 minute, scraping bowl.
  5. Beat 3 minutes at high speed.
  6. By hand stir in enough remaining flour (1 1/2 to 2 cups) to make moderately stiff dough.
  7. Knead dough on lightly floured surface 8 to 10 minutes or till smooth.
  8. Place in greased bowl; turn once to grease surface.
  9. Cover; let rise 1 to 1 1/4 hours or till double.
  10. Punch down.
  11. Divide into 16 equal pieces; shape each into a smooth ball.
  12. Roll or pat each into 3-inch circle.
  13. Place 2 inches apart on greased baking sheet.
  14. Combine the 2/3 cup flour and the 1/2 cup sugar.
  15. Cut in butter with pastry blender to make fine, even crumbs.
  16. With a fork stir in egg yolks and vanilla.
  17. Mix with hands till well blended.
  18. Divide mixture into 16 portions.
  19. With rolling pin roll each to a 3-inch circle on a lightly floured surface.
  20. With spatula transfer each to a circle of dough on baking sheet.
  21. Slash top into squares, circles, or shell forms. Cover and let rise about 30 minutes or till double.
  22. Bake in 375° oven for 15 to 18 minutes.

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