Concha (bread)

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Concha sold in Mexico City
Concha sold in Mexico City
Place of originMexico
Associated national cuisineMexican breads, pan dulce

Concha (plural conchas, meaning "shell" in Spanish) is a typical Mexican sweet bread (pan dulce). A concha consists of two parts, a sweet bread roll, and a crunchy topping (composed of sugar, butter and flour). [1]Conchas get their name from their round shape and the striped, broken "shell-like" appearance of their topping. This pattern is made pressing a bread stamp over the layer of sweet in a proofing bread. Although the sweet roll is usually the same flavor, the top layer may have different flavorings or colors (strawberry, coffee, chocolate, etc.). Conchas are popular in bakeries in Mexico and throughout the US. They are usually consumed with coffee at breakfast or as an afternoon snack at merienda.


  1. ^ Galarza, Daniela (February 19, 2016). "Mexican Conchas: The Cookie-Topped Bread With a Mysterious Past". Eater. Retrieved July 27, 2018.