Friday, October 12, 2018

Mollete/Spanish Antequera Bread Rolls

After some soft pancakes from Somali and a bowl of comforting soup from Sudan, my today's post is from Spain. Yes my theme for this week's blogging marathon is Pick a Alphabet,3 Countries as theme, and i picked 'S'. Hence i grabbed a popular Antequera bread rolls aka Molletes for this theme.This Molletes are super soft and delicious bread rolls which is typically served for breakfast or for a afternoon tea. And this bread is originally from Antequera which is just 30kms from Spain. Mollete is also a typical food of Mexico as well, and its consumed as a open sandwich. However this Spanish Mollete is a piece of a soft crumb bread which is quite known as an Andalusian breakfast bread which is quite like a star product of this region after Olive oil. The typical way of having this bread is to serve with olive oil, salt, tomato and garlic. Usually they are eaten as split, drizzled with olive oil, salt. If you want to make more filling, dont forget to add some sliced tomatoes and chopped garlic cloves to tickle your tastebuds.

Mollete, Spanish Mollete

Antequera Mollete is quite a well known bread of Andalusian bread as much as like Cateto bread. Bread is a good accompaniment to serve along with different stews, soups, sauces or salads. Bread is the most important part of the Andalusian cuisine, and it will be present from breakfast to dinner.Do you know Molletes are baked even in the neighbouring village of Archidona is also quite famous for the production of the bread. However there are some differences between molletes from Antequera and Molletes from Archidona, yes their size, their shape and the amount of flour used to make this bread varies. Earlier this bread is valued much more than the traditional and regular breads in Spain. Now these Molletes are quite easily available everywhere and its bit easy to bake ourselves at home easily as well. Dont forget to bake these soft crumb bread rolls as this bread is super easy to bake at home.

Spanish Mollete Bread

Recipe Source: El Mundo Eats
1cup Bread flour
1cup Wholewheat flour
2tbsp Wheat bran
1/2tbsp Instant yeast
1tbsp Sugar
1tsp Salt
1tbsp Milk powder
3tbsp Olive oil

In a  bowl, take both bread flour and whole wheat flour, with wheat bran, instant yeast, sugar, salt, milk powder.

Add luke warm water and knead everything as a dough. Add the olive oil and knead again for a while until the dough turns soft and smooth.

Place the dough in a greased bowl and coat  well with oil. Keep aside and leave to rise until it doubles in size, in a warm place.

Take out dough and divide the dough 5-6 pieces. Form them into balls

Roll each of the balls into oval shaped bread rolls.

Mollete, Andalusian Mollete


 Place the oval shaped bread rolls on a baking tray. Cover baking tray tightly with greased cling wrap. Leave to rise until double in size

Preheat the oven to 350F, pour some boiling water in a baking tray and place it on the bottom surface of the oven.

This will create steam that helps the mollete to rise beautifully when baking.

Put in baking tray with mollete in the oven and bake for 25 minutes or until the mollete turns golden brown.

Transfer the mollette to a wire rack and let it cool completely.

Serve sliced with your favourite sauces, dips and spreads.

Spanish Mollete Breakfast Bread

14 comments:

Harini R said... Reply To This Comment

Those bread rolls look super cute and maybe because of the steam in the oven, the bread has got a beautiful color.

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

These rolls look so different and they are fantastic Priya. Wish I could taste it now.

Soma Mukherjee said... Reply To This Comment

So cute these bread rolls looks and they are so easy to make , have to try your wonderful recipe soon, bookmarking it .

Shobha said... Reply To This Comment

Similar bread rolls are made in Brazil also.. Love the soft texture inside and crunchy on the outside.

Vanitha said... Reply To This Comment

Gorgeous looking bread rolls! So nice to know about this unique variety of roll! They looks so tempting and perfect! Fabulous!

Padma Veeranki / Masalakorb said... Reply To This Comment

The bread rolls looks super crisp from outside and I'm sure they have a soft texture from inside....Loving them!!

Lata Lala said... Reply To This Comment

Good to know about Spanish bread rolls. They looks absolutely delicious with lovely colour and texture.

Sharmila Mathes said... Reply To This Comment

That looks superb. These Wheat bread rolls are just perfect for breakfast.

preeti gupta said... Reply To This Comment

This baked bread looks so different and fantastic... Awssome recipe

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

Those bowl of rolls are inviting. Love their cute shape, color and how uniformly they are made.

Poonam Bachhav said... Reply To This Comment

The bread rolls look fantastic Priya ! Thanks for the share.

Code2cook said... Reply To This Comment

This molletespanish antequera bread roll looks out of the world, so beautifully shaped and perfectly baked crust is definitely to die for. I love the baking tip you have given will surely going to check. So divine bread rolls must say.

Lathi L said... Reply To This Comment

Only after coming to US , I see lots of varieties of bread rolls...your bread rolls looks so cute and amazing...

Jagruti Dhanecha said... Reply To This Comment

Priya, pat your back :) You have baked these scrumptious looking rolls so perfectly. Gorgeous golden baked rolls would be so yummy with a steaming bowl of soup!