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Mollete from Archidona (Malaga, Spain)

A mollete is a typical food of Mexico and a kind of bread in Spain.

In Spain

A mollete is a kind of bread from the Andalusian region, in the south of Spain. It is a soft round white bread, usually served with oil or pork lard in an Andalusian breakfast. The most famous are the ones from Antequera, Málaga.

In Mexico

A mollete, made with bolillos cut longitudinally. Over each half of bread, you spread frijoles and a slice of chihuahua cheese. It is then grilled in an oven until the cheese melts.

Molletes in Mexico are usually served with salsa or pico de gallo. Molletes may also be topped with sliced ham, chorizo, bacon or mushrooms.

In Puerto Vallarta Molletes is a long narrow pointed bread, sliced length wise, covered with frijoles and cheese; then broiled until the cheese melts. The frijoles need to be on the sweeter side, not bitter or heavy.

There is also a "sweet type" mollete. It is made by putting butter over the bolillo and then sprinkling sugar or honey over it and broiled them until crisp.


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