Mexican Dinner Rolls or Bolillos are the number 1 sold bread in Mexico City. They are probably the second favorite carbohydrate after tortillas for any Mexican. Delicious, freshly baked bolillos are an absolute must-try!
Bolillos tend to be bought at least twice a day in Mexico City. They taste so good right out of the oven and every bakery keeps baking them all day long. Only a couple hours later they become stale because they don’t contain any emulsifiers or other ingredients to make bread last. This is a quick to prepare clean ingredient bread. Airy with a crunchy crust and a soft center.
I called them Mexican Dinner Rolls in the hope people will find the recipe in an easier way that way. I doubt non-Mexicans will ever search for “Bolillos” on google. The rolls are not really just “dinner” rolls though. As I said, they are typically bought at least twice a day. For breakfast and again for dinner. Sometimes even for lunch.
The are the best rolls to eat with your eggs and beans for breakfast and to make “tortas” (sandwiches filled with a million ingredients) with for dinner.
I made the bolillos today for two reasons. First, my husband’s Mexican tummy misses his bolillos of course and a nostalgic tummy has to be spoiled immediately. Second, What The Fork Food Blog is hosting a group giveaway for…..a KitchenAid Artisan 5-Qt Stand Mixer!!!!!!!! PLUS a prize package from Rodelle Vanille and as if this wasn’t mind-blowing enough, additionally a $100 gift card for Sweetapolita. Can I get an “I love you Lorena” or what?!
Making bolillos is really, really easy and first I thought I should photograph every step. However, who wants to scroll though a 1 mile long post due to 100 photos? Then, I had the brilliant idea to film the whole process. Yay! I do have brilliant moments every once in a while, you know? So I did film the process, only now I’m struggling editing out my head of the frame. I will take a little longer than I was hoping. Please bear with me. I will insert the video shortly. Promise. I’m already in the process of editing, just need to crop a little here and there to make it look as brilliant as the idea I initially had ;)
I will insert the video right here for you so you can see how easy to make they are. I hope you give them a try and tell me in the comments below that you want to move to Mexico now so you can buy them at every corner :P
The lighting is a bit weird in this video but that’s because the process is longer than a photo shoot session and the light changes soooo fast in my kitchen….
Bolillos are easier to prepare in a stand mixer of course unless you want to knead by hand to cancel you gym subscription. That is always an option of course. I absolutely love my KitchenAid Stand Mixer and no, KitchenAid is not sponsoring this group giveaway. This giveaway is paid right out of our own pockets to give you guys the chance to win one of our favorite kitchen appliances just because we believe everybody on this planet deserves a strong arm to help in the kitchen ;) Here is a link to the one you will be able to win so you can check it out ahead of time and start planning what color you will choose: KitchenAid Artisan 5-Qt Stand Mixer colors available to win: Green Apple, Ice, Aqua Sky, Cranberry, Metallic Chrome, or White. The giveaway runs from Monday, July 18th at midnight EST through August 17th. You have plenty of time to enter and share with your friends :D Unfortunately it is only open to US residents.
Here are all the awesome bloggers participating in the group giveaway. Make sure you visit their blogs, they are all unique and beautiful and I’m so happy to be a part of this great group. Special thanks to Sharon from What The Fork Food Blog for organizing it all and happy Birthday to you my friend!
Gluten Free Coconut Cake – What The Fork Food Blog | Gluten Free Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes – Gluten-Free Palate | Bourbon Tropical Peach Cocktail – Fearless Dining | Kir Royale Cocktails – The Heritage Cook | Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes – My Gluten Free Miami | Gluten Free Cookie Cake – Flippin’ Delicious | Summer Beer – Vegetarian Mamma | The Best Gluten Free Cake – gfJules | Insane Cupcake Recipes – Our Mini Family | Gluten Free Coconut Cream Pie Cupcakes – Good Morning Cali | Must-Try Summer Cocktails and Mocktails – A Joyfully Mad Kitchen | Gluten Free Cookie Cake – A Mind “Full” Mom
Strawberry Lychee Panna Cotta – Brunch-n-Bites | Cucumber Moscow Mule – The Culinary Compass | Paleo Chocolate Cupcakes with Mocha Frosting – Only Taste Matters | Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes – Veggie Balance | Virgin Watermelon Margarita – Coffee With Us 3 | Elderflower Mojito – Home & Plate | Summertime Lemon Cupcakes – For the Love of Food | Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake Stacks – Simply Healthy Family | Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake – Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt | Watermelon Mint Gin Fizz – Frugal Foodie Mama | Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake – Raia’s Recipes | Tequila Sunrise Cocktail – All Roads Lead to the Kitchen | Grilled Spicy Pineapple Margarita – Lapetitchef | Gluten Free Fresh Apple Cake – My Gluten-free Kitchen
Here is the recipe for the delicious bolillos (always grab a kitchen scale for bread-making if possible):