These Gorditas de Azucar (Sugar Gorditas) can be enjoyed at anytime of the day especially for breakfast or midday snack with coffee, hot chocolate or milk.
Gorditas de Azucar (Sugar Gorditas) are just that kind of treat that is welcomed anytime of the day. Especially for breakfast or as a quick sweet snack in the middle of the day.
These Mexican sweet gorditas are perfectly delicious alone or topped with butter, jam, nutella, dulce de leche or cream cheese and jelly.
Sugar gorditas are kind of a English muffin style biscuit or maybe something in between a muffin and say a mini pancake.
They are perfectly spongy and sweet.
These sweet gorditas in particular have a hint of vanilla and cinnamon. Otherwise known as Gorditas de Azucar de Canela (Sugar Gorditas with Cinnamon).
But no worries, if you don’t like cinnamon, you can certainly, exclude it from this recipe.
I like cinnamon, so in it goes for me! Yum!
Now I know they may not look the prettiest and maybe even look kind of boring but they certainly don’t taste like it!
Serve these gorditas with hot chocolate, coffee or even a glass of milk.
And with the holidays here, gorditas de azucar make the perfect addition to a self serve holiday brunch or Christmas breakfast. One batch makes 12 gorditas and would be enough for a serving of 6 adults.
List of Gorditas Ingredients
To make these gorditas de azucar you just need a few baking ingredients and you too can recreate these delicious sugar gorditas.
- Flour (2 1/2 cups)
- Shortening (1/2 cup)
- Sugar (1/2 cup)
- Salt (1 teaspoon)
- Baking Soda (1 teaspoon)
- Baking Powder (1 teaspoon)
- Cinnamon (1 teaspoon)
- Vanilla Extract (1/2 teaspoon)
- Milk (1/3 cup)
- Egg (1)
How to Make Sweet Gorditas (Gorditas de Azucar)
Begin with mixing all the dry ingredients.
Add the shortening to dry ingredients.
Add in the egg, milk and vanilla.
Divide dough into 12 balls.
Using a tortilla press or a plate, place a ball in between two plastic sheets or cut the sides of a Ziploc bag and place dough ball in between.
Flatten ball to about 3 1/2 inches in width.
Heat a griddle pan on medium heat. Wait until pan is heated through and cook discs about 1 1/2 minutes to 2 minutes on each side until golden brown.
Serve gorditas de azucar, plain or with a topping of your choice and don’t forget to pair it up with hot chocolate, coffee or milk. Absolute YUM!
I hope you enjoy these sweet gorditas as much as we do!
For more sweet bread and treats, you may also like these recipes:
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Gorditas de Azucar
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup warm milk
- 1 egg lightly whisked
- In a large bowl, mix all the dry ingredients.
- Incorporate shortening and work it in with your hands.
- Slowly add in the milk and egg and mix well with your hands. Add vanilla and do the same.
- Divide dough into 12 dough balls.
- Using a tortilla press or a plate, place a ball in between two plastic sheets or cut the sides of a Ziploc bag and place dough ball in between.
- Flatten ball to about 3 1/2 inches in width.
- Heat a griddle pan on medium heat. Wait until pan is heated through and cook discs about 1 1/2 minutes to 2 minutes on each side until golden brown.
- Serve gorditas de azucar, plain or with a topping of your choice and don't forget to pair it up with hot chocolate, coffee or milk.