Ensaimadas (Sweet Bread)

Makes 12 Rolls



  • ½ cup soy milk
  • 1 ½ cup of water
  • 2 sticks of Earth Balance vegan buttery sticks, melted (1/2 lb) + 1 stick for brushing (melted)
  • 8 egg yolks
  • ½ tbsp active dry yeast
  • ¾ cups sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 6 ½ cups of all purpose flour + more for flouring work surface
  • Powdered sugar


  • Combine the egg yolks, sugar and 2 melted vegan buttery sticks.
  • In another bowl, combine the soy milk and water. Add the active dry yeast and let it sit for approximately 5 minutes.
  • Combine both mixtures & add salt.
  • Start adding the flour, 1 cup at a time while mixing.
  • Cover with cloth and let it rise for 2 hours.
  • Refrigerate for 3 hours. I prefer to refrigerate overnight.
  • Flour a clean surface.
  • Turn out the dough and knead into a rectangle shape.
  • Cut the dough into 12 strips.
  • Roll the strips.
  • Pre-heat oven to 350°
  • Place rolls in pan.
  • Cover and let it rise for 45 mins.
  • Brush rolls with melted butter.
  • Bake for 20-25 mins. or until lightly browned.
  • Allow buns to cool & dust with powdered sugar.

Enjoy your delicious Ensaimadas!

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