It is amazing what volunteering to host a traveling party stop will lead to you finding. This party ended up with a Mexican theme and I ended up with deserts. I didn’t want to do sopapilla cheesecake or churro something or other. I wanted one that would be a little more Mexican than that. Fried ice cream didn’t sound like something I wanted to tackle so I kept searching. We came up with a pastry called Concha. It seemed to be pretty easy during my quick read through and I had all the ingredients needed. My mind was made up! I would attempt this sweet bread recipe. I got my recipe from Pati’s Mexican Table and it is a tasty one!
I made up the dough and then hit the killer part. It was supposed to rise 2-8 hours. My party started in 2 hours. If I was going to finish this sweet bread then I would have to miss the rest of the party. To me that was not an option. I needed the Mom’s night out that included being away from those with testosterone for majority of the night. So I pushed it aside to rise and pulled out the ingredients for my back up option.
My party ended up running late and I wasn’t able to bake up the sweet bread that night. Which resulted in the dough rising for too long and being a little bit dry on top. The next evening I went ahead and baked them up anyways hoping they would still turn out. While baking them up I saw that they were supposed to rise again on the pans. I skipped that part as they had already been left to rise too long at this point. They turned out a little dense but actually not too bad. I think next time around they will be amazing as long as I follow the instructions a little closer. I did make some regular and some chocolate and the chocolate ones are by far our favorites.
Try it out and let me know what you think! Oh and no I did not put the lines in to make them look like shells. By the time these were to that point I was just ready to be done with it all. NOTE: use a rimmed baking pan and not one like I used. We did end up with a small grease fire that we had to put out before we could finish baking them. Thankfully I was right there in the kitchen and saw it right away.