Did you ever have those budget friendly snacks growing up that others found weird, but to you were oddly delicious? You know, like hot dog on a sandwich bread or chips with sliced cheese melted on top (for those homemade nachos). Well for me, it was bolillo desserts. Turning bolillo (bread roll) into a dessert at my house was a weekend ritual. We didn’t always have money to go out and buy extra snacks like donuts or cookies, so this was the next best thing. 4 bread rolls for $1 dollar AND they are multi use, no brainer. These are my top 3 favorites. Super simple, very sweet and all kinds of amazing.
Bolillo con Mantequilla y Azucar (Bread Roll with Butter and Sugar)
- Heat a flat griddle (a comal) over medium high heat.
- Slice the bolillo in half lengthwise. Spread lots of butter on both sides of both pieces and sprinkle sugar on the inside half of the bread.
- Toast on the heated flat griddle until nice and golden on each side. Remove and sprinkle with more sugar.
Done! No magic, no fancy equipment, just butter and sugar. I don’t know what it is, but butter and sugar just makes my mouth water. Give this a shot! I don’t indulge in it often, but when I do, oh my, I throw calorie counting out the window! Nom nom nom. Totally eating this right now.
Bolillo con Cajeta (Bread Roll with Caramel Syrup)
Bolillo con Jalea (Bread Roll with Jelly)
This dessert was as easy as they come. We never even toasted our bolillo. It was a straight slice and spread. To me the softness inside the bread is what made it so yummy. All these soft textures and sweetness combine into a ball of squishy goodness.
Source: What is Quince Fruit? The Secret Fruit of Fall. Retrieved from https://www.pritikin.com/quince-fruit-fall-food