Today morning, when I unpacked my groceries, I noticed that the bread we buy from supermarkets is not as healthy as it should be.
For example, if you take a look at their ingredient labels, you’ll see that many loaves of bread contain refined sugar and unhealthy fats. I am always concerned about my health, so I decided to search for a healthier bread recipe that I could make myself. After hours of research, I finally found the perfect one.
Today I’m going to show you how to make your own recipe for senorita bread, a loaf of bread that is full of flavor and healthy too. So, my dear readers, I hope you are ready to try this with me now.
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Where does Senorita bread come from?
While I was doing my research, I found some background information on senorita bread.
According to Wikipedia, senorita bread is a classic Cuban bread recipe that is also known as Spanish bread.
Senorita bread is typically made with white flour, baking soda, yeast, sugar, salt, and butter. It’s then often enriched with cinnamon and egg before it’s baked.
Some variations also include raisins or currants as well as melted chocolate chips or nuts on top.
So what makes this recipe different from the rest of the bread recipes? Let’s learn it below.
Is there any difference between Senorita bread and regular bread?
Now, as you are thinking about how senorita bread is different bread, it’s common thinking.
There is a big difference between senorita bread and regular bread.
Regular bread is usually made with lots of sugar, which makes it high in calories and unhealthy fats, as I told you above.
Senorita bread, on the other hand, contains no refined sugar and only moderate amounts of healthy fats.
So while both types of bread are delicious, this senorita bread is definitely better for your health.
Recipe for senorita bread
- Prep Time50 min
- Cook Time15 min
- Total Time1 hr 5 min
- Serving Size15
- Energy231 cal
Ingredients of Recipe for senorita bread
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup warmed whole milk
- 2 and 1/4 teaspoons yeast
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- One teaspoon salt (or to taste)
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
- 3/4 cup sugar mixed with one large egg white
For filling and rolling
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
- Two teaspoons of all-purpose flour
- 3 tbsp milk
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, divided
- Three tablespoons melted butter (or vegetable shortening)
- 3-4 tablespoons raisins or currants, optional
Instructions for Recipe for senorita bread
Mix 3 cups flour, milk, yeast, and baking soda in a large bowl.
Stir until well combined.
Add salt (or to taste) and melted butter.
Again, stir until a soft dough forms. Place in a greased bowl; turn to coat with oil.
Cover and let rise in a warm place for 30 minutes or until doubled in size.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
Grease three 9×5 inch bread pans with melted butter or shortening (or brush with unsalted butter before baking ).
Roll dough to a 12×18-inch rectangle on a lightly floured surface.
Spread brown sugar over the dough in an even layer.
Sprinkle breadcrumbs and two teaspoons of flour over sugar.
Again, Sprinkle with cinnamon and divide evenly among breadcrumbs.
Drizzle melted butter (or vegetable shortening) over the crumb mixture.
Roll up jelly-roll style;
Place seam side down on greased baking sheet coated with cooking spray or a buttery paper towel sprayed with cooking spray (if the filling is raisins or currants, add them now).
Cut dough into 3-inch rolls. ( No need to maintain the size)
Now, Place on greased baking sheet.
Bake at 325 degrees F until golden brown.
Remove from oven; let cool on a wire rack.
- Serving Size15
- Amount per serving
- % Daily Value*Standard DV
- Total Fat7.3 g78 g9.36%
- Saturated Fat1.4 g20 g7%
- Trans Fat0.7 g
- Polyunsaturated Fat1 g
- Monounsaturated Fat2.2 g
- Cholesterol19 mg300 mg6.33%
- Sodium144 mg2300 mg6.26%
- Total Carbohydrate36 g275 g13.09%
- Dietary Fiber1 g28 g3.57%
- Total Sugars8 g
- Added Sugars- g50 g0%
- Sugar Alcohal- g
- Protein6 g50 g12%
- Vitamin D (Cholecalciferol)0 IU800 IU0%
- Calcium54 mg1300 mg4.15%
- Iron1.8 mg18 mg10%
- Potassium65 mg4700 mg1.38%
- Vitamin A3 mcg900 mcg0.33%
- Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)- mg90 mg0%
- Vitamin E (Tocopherol)- IU33 IU0%
Pro Tips to make the Recipe for senorita bread tastier:
1) Remove rolls from the greased baking sheet before they brown too much. If you like them crispy, then place them on a wire rack for the last minutes of baking.
2) Bake in a preheated oven so that the bread is nice and golden brown when served.
3) When rolling the dough, be gentle so that it doesn’t turn too hard.
4) To get the bread dough to rise, place it in a warm place for 30 minutes to an hour.
Health benefits of the senorita bread recipe
This part of the article is my favorite. Because I can acknowledge my reader how healthy the recipe is.
However, We all love to eat bread, right?
And what could be better than having a yummy and healthy bread recipe like senorita bread?
Senorita bread is rich in fiber which can keep you full for more extended periods of time.
It also lowers your cholesterol levels as well because it has complex carbohydrates.
The brown sugar filling inside will make your sweet tooth satisfied, while the cinnamon gives it that extra bit of flavor that’ll leave you wanting more.
The best part is that this bread is made with all-purpose flour, which makes it low in sugar and carbohydrates.
In fact, a single slice gives you 16 grams of carbs and only 10 grams or fewer fats.
So, I think it’s safe to say that this bread is definitely a win-win situation all around.
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The secret to this tasty recipe is in the blend of ingredients that we have mentioned above.
Use them carefully, and you will enjoy this senorita bread every day.
The soft texture and taste make it a real favorite for everyone who tries it.
Now, tell me, have you made up your mind to try the recipe for senorita bread?