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Authentic Bolillos (Mexican Bread Rolls for Tortas)


  • LEVEL: Easy
  • READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
  • YIELD: 10 rolls
  • UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups warm water (about 105 degrees)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 14 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 4 -6 cups unbleached white flour
  • 1 egg white, whisked

DIRECTIONS

  • Combine the water, salt, sugar, yeast and 2 cups of the flour to your Kitchenaid mixing bowl.
  • Set mixer speed to 4 and mix well. Add in the flour about a half a cup at a time, mix for a minute or so and add more flour until the dough comes together and doesn’t stick to the bowl.
  • The dough should form a ball on the dough hook. It may become sticky after a few minutes of kneading so keep the flour handy to add more if necessary.
  • Knead for 8-10 minutes. The final dough should be firm and elastic and a little sticky to the touch.
  • Form the dough into a ball and place the dough in a greased bowl.
  • Cover the dough with a towel or cloth and leave in a warm place for about an hour.
  • Remove dough from bowl onto a smooth counter that has a little flour on top to keep the dough from sticking to the counter.
  • Divide dough into 10 equal balls. For oval shaped rolls, roll the balls between your palms for about 5 seconds to make a cylindrical shape, tapering slightly at the ends.
  • Cover and let rise again for about 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees and brush each dough ball with egg whites.
  • Using a bread knife, make a cut down the length of the roll about 1/4 inch deep. Bake for about 30 minutes, let cool and enjoy.
  • They may also be wrapped well and frozen for later use. It’s better to bake the rolls as needed to keep the freshness.

AUTHENTIC MEXICAN TORTAS

Enjoy!!! Bon Appetit

AUTHENTIC MEXICAN TORTAS


Authentic Mexican Torta (Sandwich made with Bread).

Let’s start at the ground level. I like the “Bread” to be light and a bit airy. I make my own bread for my tortas. Some people like a texture more towards a French rolls consistency. Which ever way you prefer they will come out perfect every time. I will include the Mexican Bolillos dough recipe below.

There are many choices hot or cold, meat and veggies to put on to your Torta. I have listed a few different ways to make an authentic Mexican torta.

  • Carnitas (Slow Roasted Pork): Shredded Pork,
  • Carne Asada Beef
  • Arrachera Beef (Skirt Steak BBQ)
  • Slow Cooked Shredded Beef
  • Chicken Shredded
  • Fried Chicken Pieces
  • Ham and Cheese
  • Batter Fried Fish and Shrimp
  • All Veggies for the Vegetarian
  • The following ingredients are usually served as condiments for the Tortas. Frijoles (Beans), Avocado, Tomato, Onion, Lettuce, Jalapenos, Cilantro, Lime juice, Mayonnaise, Green Chili Sauce, Sour Cream, Pico De Gallo, Salsa, Tapatio Hot Sauce.
  • Breakfast Torta: Scrambled Egg, Cheese and Bacon, Sausage or Ham and veggies.

The Bread… You can buy some rolls from a Mexican bakery in you area. Or if you are like me, I Love to bake my own. Here’s the recipe I use.

Authentic Bolillos RECIPE

DIRECTIONS

  • Slice the roll in half and lightly spread some butter on each half. Toast on a griddle or pan until lightly brown. You can broil if more convient.
  • Spread a light coat of Mayonnaise
  • Spread your beans (frijoles)
  • Avocado
  • Green chili sauce
  • Meat, veggies or eggs
  • Sour Cream
  • Hot Sauce (Tapatio)
  • And What Ever Else

Enjoy!!! Bon Appetit