These sweet traditional Mexican bread buns are called concha which means a sea-shell. They indeed resemble a shell because of the way their sugary crust is made.

This Mexican bread is perfect for serving at breakfast, as a snack or a sweet tread with coffee. The ingredient list can seem a bit daunting, but worry not, the making process is actually quite simple, if you follow the instructions.

The easiest way to make the dow is work with the instant yeast. This way, you won’t have to create a yeasty base first and can basically just throw all the ingredients for the dough together and knead.

The special thing about this bread is the crust. It’s usually made of sugar, flour, butter and vanilla, but you can make your own crust flavors. Cinnamon and cocoa are often used. Apart from the flavor, they also give the crust wonderful coloring. Serving the bread of various flavors and colors all together makes for a very aesthetically pleasing display.

I’ve found that this bread is a kids favorite, so I serve it often when I have little ones for sleep over. Letting them have a piece with hot chocolate or warm milk before they go to bed ensures I won’t have any trouble with anyone falling asleep. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do!