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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. 
Course Breads
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 Mantecadas
Calories 298kcal


  • 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


  • 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