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HOW TO MAKE MANTECADAS RECIPE
Mantecadas - Sweet bread has a culture of its own in Mexico and is a tradition that has been embraced and deeply loved for generations. We have primarily Spain and France to thank for that, as their influence is why we have such a passion for sweet pastry.
Servings 6 Mantecadas
- 2 large eggs
- 125 grams of sugar ½ cup + 1 tbs*
- ½ cup milk
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- 1 tsp vanilla or orange essence**
- 1 tsp orange zest optional
- 125 grams of All Purpose flour 1 cup minus 1 tbs
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon instant yeast
- 1 pinch of salt
COOKING UTENSILS NEEDED:
- Bowls whisk, measuring cups and spoons, muffin paper liners, muffin pan, pitcher or a ladle to pour the batter.
Preheat oven to 400F. Place muffin paper liners in muffin pan.
Sift together flour, baking powder and yeast in one medium size bowl, and set aside. Place egg and sugar in a large bowl and whisk until sugar has dissolved.
Add milk and the flavoring of your choice (vanilla, orange essence plus orange zest) and mix.
Incorporate the oil in a gentle stream and whisk again to form a homogenous mixture.
Slowly stir in the dry ingredients plus the pinch of salt, mixing gently until you have a very uniform batter. Do not over mix. Let the batter rest for 15 minutes.
With the help of a pitcher or a ladle, pour the batter into the already prepared muffin pan. Fill it up just a little bit bellow the edge. See picture above.
Carefully place in the preheated oven and bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and cool for about 5 minutes on a cooling rack. They keep well for 2 to 3 days when stored in an airtight container.
*First and foremost, I will suggest that you buy a small kitchen scale, they are not that expensive, and are an essential tool for bread making. Baking is more like a science, where in order to have excellent results, your ingredients have to be measure using a reliable tool like a scale.
**Every baker chooses the flavoring of their choice. It could be vanilla, orange, cinnamon or almond.
Serving: 1Mantecada | Calories: 298kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 38mg | Potassium: 155mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 110IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 1.3mg