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!
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Bolillo Bread Rolls

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!
Prep Time1 hr 20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time1 hr 45 mins
Course: Side
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 8 rolls
Calories: 227kcal
Author: Isabel Eats

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 to 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dry active yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 1/4 cups hot water, divided

Instructions

  • In a small bowl or cup, mix together 1/4 cup hot water and active dry yeast. Let sit for 5 minutes.
  • In a large mixing bowl or in the bowl of your stand mixer, add 3 1/2 cups flour, yeast mixture, salt, honey, melted butter and remaining 1 cup of hot water.
  • Knead dough using dough attachment for 4 minutes on low in a stand mixer. If the dough is too sticky, add in the remaining flour in 1 tablespoon increments until dough is dry enough that it doesn't stick to your fingers.
  • Knead for 11 more minutes on low until dough is smooth, soft and elastic. Cover the bowl and let the dough rise for 10-20 minutes, or until the dough has doubled in size. The dough will rise faster when the temperature outside is warmer. If you're making this recipe in the wintertime, a good place to let the dough rest is on top of the fridge.
  • Divide the dough into 8 pieces. Roll dough into football shapes and place on a baking sheet covered in parchment paper. Cover the 8 bolillo bread rolls and let rise for a second time for 45 minutes.
  • Bake in a 375 degree oven for 25 to 30 minutes, until the rolls are golden brown.

Notes

If you don't have a stand mixer, you can knead the dough by hand until the dough is soft and elastic.

Nutrition Facts
Bolillo Bread Rolls
Amount Per Serving (1 roll)
Calories 227 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 4mg1%
Sodium 301mg13%
Potassium 3mg0%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 50IU1%
Vitamin C 0mg0%
Calcium 0mg0%
Iron 0mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition

Serving: 1roll | Calories: 227kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 301mg | Potassium: 3mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg