Puebla has a unique dessert, they are molletes poblanos, prepared with a conventual recipe.
What are they made of?
It is a bread, made of wheat flour, salt, sugar, egg, butter and yeast, filled with pastry cream, covered with a thin layer of pumpkin seed candy; It measures about 13 centimeters in diameter and 5 in height.
Once the bread is baked, the filling is removed so that it is empty inside.
Subsequently, it is filled with the pastry cream –which is normally made with milk– egg yolks, butter, sugar, cornstarch, vanilla and grated coconut.
Then is covered and on the surface is placed a layer of pepita finely ground.
It is commonly eat as a slide, because is too sweet, just with a piece people get satisfied .
How to find them?
Mollete Poblano only can be consumed in a specific season. Commonly it's being to sell it on the third Sunday of June and ends its season on September 15th with the Independence Day celebrations, although there are those who continue making it until October.
For this reason is usually eaten as a dessert with Chile en Nogada, since they match in the season.
It is usually sold in candy stores, specifically in la Calle de los Dulces, on 6 Oriente Street, between 5 de Mayo and 4 Norte, in the Historic Center in Puebla City.
Translation done by: Luba Michelle García Vega