Egg Yolk Bread for Torrejas

Yields: 2 Servings Difficulty: Easy Prep Time: 2 Hr 10 Mins Cook Time: 25 Mins Total Time: 2 Hr 35 Mins

This egg yolk bread can be used to make delicious Salvadoran Torrejas .

Remember that you can watch the YouTube video up here in the image carousel slider.

Link para la receta en Español.



0/10 Ingredients
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0/14 Instructions
  • Place all the dry ingredients in a large round container. Make sure the yeast does not come into direct contact with the salt.
  • In another container, place the liquid ingredients (WITHOUT the eggs) and do what is necessary so that the mixture reaches a temperature between 43 to 46 C (110 to 115 F). One way is to use a microwave oven to heat it up (15 seconds at a time so you don't overheat the mixture).
  • Beat well the liquid ingredients with the dry ones.
  • Add the egg yolks and beat again. If you have a hand mixer, beat the mixture for about 5 minutes until the dough is smooth.
  • Cover the dough with plastic and let it rest for 1 hour in a place with a stable temperature and NOT low or very high. I put it in the microwave or in the oven off.
  • Roll up your t-shirt sleeves :)
  • When the dough has doubled in size, knead it with 1/4 cup of flour (spread the flour on the surface where you are going to knead).
  • Grease two trays (For this recipe I use trays that measure 22cm long x 12cm wide x 7cm deep).
  • Divide the dough into two equal parts, and place it into the 2 long greased bread containers.
  • Cover the dough in the molds with a fabric for 1 hour.
  • After the dough in the molds has rested for 1 hour, heat the oven to 190C (375F).
  • Brush or spray a little water on top of the bread and sprinkle sesame seeds on top.
  • Put the bread in the oven when it has reached the temperature mentioned above.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until brown on top. If you are going to make torrejas , let it cool before cutting it.


When greasing baking sheets, add a thin layer of margarine or oil.

If desired, this bread can be eaten immediately after removing it from the oven either with coffee, milk, chocolate or a cold drink. But it can also be used to make torrejas.

For this recipe I use baking sheets that measure 22cm long x 12cm wide x 7cm deep.

Mixed numbers are used in recipes. 1 1/2 does not mean 1/2 but 1 and 1/2.

If you would like to see the video of this recipe, I invite you to visit my YouTube channel (in Spanish) where you will also find the video of the torrejas . to see my video library on the main page of this blog titled "videos".

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