Mollete is term that is used to refer to certain kinds of breads in the Spanish and Mexican cuisines. The Spanish mollete is a bread roll, while the Mexican version is a bolillos based dish. Originating from Andalusia in Spain, this dish is made with bread rolls, known as ‘molletes’, which are sliced and toasted with olive oil and garlic and at times spread with lard, which is ‘manteca colora’ a red paprika based paste that has been spiced with herbs and spices. Traditionally, the mollete recipe is a popular breakfast recipe in the Antequera, Malaga region of Spain. With other cultural influences there are variations to the traditional recipe of Mollete.
Variations of Mollete Recipe
Other molletes toppings such as bacon, ham, chorizo, and mushrooms are also popular with many people.
Another variation to the Mollete is the one which is made a topping of refried beans, shredded quaso blanco cheese and salsa or even chile sauce. The bolillos are then grilled till the cheese melts and they are served crisp and hot.