Molletes - Mexican Anise Seed Rolls

“Molletes are traditionally served as a coffee cake. This bread freezes well. Posted in response to a recipe request.”
2hrs 25mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dissolve yeast and 2 tablespoons sugar in warm water in a large mixing bowl; set aside.
  2. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, cream shortening with remaining sugar.
  3. Beat in eggs; add salt and anise seed.
  4. Add creamed mixture to yeast and thoroughly combine.
  5. Gradually add flour to mixture until a moderately firm dough is formed.
  6. Knead dough on a lightly floured board until it is smooth and elastic.
  7. Place dough in a greased bowl, cover, and allow to rise until double in size.
  8. Punch dough down, knead, and allow to double in size again.
  9. Knead dough and shape into round balls the size of an egg.
  10. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  11. Place in a well-greased pan, cover, and allow to double in size again.
  12. Lightly brush with margarine and bake for 20-25 minutes.

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