Conchas, a Mexican sweet bread, are purely delightful! They’re made with an enriched, airy dough and topped with a crunchy layer, creating a subtly sweet treat that’s equally perfect for breakfast or dessert.

Typically flavored naturally, these conchas incorporate freeze-dried strawberries to give them a beautiful pink hue and a delicious flavor. You will absolutely love these strawberry conchas.

Conchas, which means “shell” in Spanish, are so named because of the decorative, crunchy layer sitting atop their light and airy bottom sweet bread layer.

They are so satisfying to bite into. With that crunchy topping and that bright pop of strawberry followed by the buttery soft, slightly sweet bread. So good!

To prepare conchas, first prepare the topping. This sounds a bit backwards, however, the topping needs time to chill to develop the flavors and hydrate in the fridge.

Unwrap the topping and slice into 14 (1-inch) portions. Roll each into a smooth ball and place each ball between 2 sheets of parchment paper or plastic wrap.

Gently flatten each of the bread dough balls with your palm, then gently place the topping on top of each of the dough.

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