These Authentic Mexican Bolillo Bread Rolls are made with simple ingredients and easy to make. Enjoy them as a side dinner roll or as a Mexican torta!
Real, authentic Mexican Bolillo Bread Rolls are finally here! This recipe has been on my to-do list since I first started Isabel Eats back in 2015. I keep a huge list of all the Mexican foods I ate growing up that I want to recreate and share with all of you, and these bolillo bread rolls were one of the first things I wrote down.
What are Mexican Bolillo Rolls?
A bolillo roll is Mexico’s version of a crusty french bread that’s oblong in shape, kind of like a football, and is often used to make sandwiches called “tortas.”
I vividly remember the smell of fresh warm bread when visiting the local Mexican bakery with my parents every weekend. We used to pick up a half dozen of these bolillo rolls and other assorted sweet breads for lunch every Sunday. The smell of that Mexican bakery will stay with you forever.
I think it’s about damn time I celebrate that memory by making my own Mexican Bolillo Bread Rolls right in my own kitchen. Let’s do this.
How to make Mexican Bolillo Bread
Step 1: Make the dough by combining unbleached all-purpose flour, yeast, salt, honey, butter and water.
Step 2: Knead the dough by hand or with a stand mixer until it is soft and elastic, not sticky. Let it sit and rise until it has doubled in size.
Step 3: Roll the dough into 8 football-shaped rolls and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Cover and let sit for 45 minutes.
Step 4: Cut a slit lengthwise down the middle of each roll. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 25 to 30 minutes.
Step 5: Eat all the rolls!
Now that I’ve made and documented this recipe (finally!), I see many torta recipes coming to the blog in the future. But for now, I’ll just enjoy eating a bolillo roll smeared with butter and a hot cup of coffee.
Ways to Use Bolillo Bread
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