Sunday, March 13, 2011


i decided that this saturday we will have "cuernitos" for breakfast. they look a little like croissants and are made of danish pastry dough. i got my recipe from the old mexican magazine about traditional baking. they are very common in mexico and even though the dough has some sweetness to it, you can eat them with ham, cheese and vegetables.

for the dough i needed:

500 g all-purpose flour
80 g white sugar
10 g salt
37,5 g butter
237,5 g margarine
10 g powdered milk
4 eggs
7 g dry active yeast
100 ml water

place the flour on the table and make a hole in the middle. put there the half of the sugar, salt, 37,5 grams of margarine,  powdered milk and the yeast. mix a little. add the eggs and mix a little more. then add the water and mix, so that all the ingredients are well incorporated. 

the dough should be elastic and smooth. now it's the time to add the second half of the sugar and the butter. mix again. the dough is done when it is not sticking to the table anymore. leave it to rest at a room temperature for one hour.
after one hour, you can continue. roll the dough out into a rectangular shape. take the rest of the margarine (200 g) and spread it evenly on the dough. now take one side and fold it in one third. take the other side and fold it over the top of the part you folded before. roll it out again and fold like before. repeat this procedure 4 times. when you are done, refrigerate the dough overnight or even more (8 to 24 hours).
in the morning, take the dough out of the fridge and leave it for couple minutes to warm up. roll it out to a rectangle (30 x 60 cm). it should be about 5 mm thick. take a knife and cut it into 8 triangles. 

take a dough triangle and make a "cuernito". stretch all the peaks of the triangle and start rolling. make sure it is tight. stretch the ends again and join them. 

leave the pastries to double in size, then brush with beaten egg. when dried, brush them again. bake in the preheated oven (190°C) for 15 minutes. place on a rack to cool down. take a bite and enjoy :)


  1. Oh my! That is pppperrrrfection! Love this!

    Great blog; happy I found you!

    Mary xo
    Delightful Bitefuls

  2. Hadaj koho som dnes zasa nasla na Tastespottingu? :))

  3. @Mary: Thank you :)
    @Michaela: Dnes rano som nemala cas sa na to pozriet Miska, vobec som to necakala :) Teraz musim cakat az o soboty, kym nieco navarim alebo upeciem, aby som mohla skusit znova :)

  4. Hum, looks very tasty. Wish I could eat my screen!

  5. They look really good! Danish pastry...ahh....buttery deliciousness...

  6. Mňááám, hned by sem si dala!

  7. you are not helping my diet >:( These look SO good!

  8. On your conchas II post, you said these taste like croissants but sweeter. Do they taste buttery like croissants?


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