Spanish Sweet Milk Bread Recipe – Pan de Leche

Spanish Sweet Milk Bread Recipe – Pan de Leche

Large sweet rolls are often served for breakfast or afternoon merienda in Spain. This easy brecipe is perfect for beginning cooks and bakers.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Mix in the dried yeast into the warmed milk until dissolved.
  3. Step 3

    Cover with a small kitchen towel and set in a warm place, away from drafts for 10 minutes.
  4. Step 4

    Cream butter and sugar in a medium-size mixing bowl .
  5. Step 5

    Beat egg into the butter-sugar mixture.
  6. Step 6

    Add yeast-milk mixture and mix thoroughly.
  7. Step 7

    Add flour to mixing bowl, a 1/2 cup at a time. Mix in flour with a wooden spoon until dough forms a ball. If necessary, add additional flour 1 tablespoon at a time until soft dough is formed.
  8. Step 8

    Dust dough with 1 tablespoon of flour.
  9. Step 9

    Cover bowl with a wet kitchen towel and place in a warm spot, away from drafts. Allow to rise for 30 minutes.
  10. Step 10

    Uncover dough. After rising, dough will be soft, spongy and sticky.
  11. Step 11

    Coat hands with oil and knead dough 5 to 6 times.
  12. Step 12

    Separate dough into 4 pieces.
  13. Step 13

    Form into balls or rectangles and place on cookie sheet or baking stone.
  14. Step 14

    Allow to rise for 15 minutes. Pre-heat oven to 400° F (200° C). 
  15. Step 15

    Bake bread for 7 minutes. Remove and brush bread with vegetable oil.
  16. Step 16

    Return to oven and continue to bake for 7-10 minutes. Remove when bread begins to brown. Allow to cool for 5 minutes, then serve with butter or jam.