Mexican Telera Bread

Homemade Mexican telera bread.

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Teleras are the blank canvas all your Mexican sandwiches need from now on. With only 5 ingredients, their taste and texture is delightful!


  • 3 ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 ¼ cup lukewarm water
  • 1 tbsp softened butter


  • Mix the dry ingredients. In a large bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with a hook attachment whisk together: all-purpose flour, active dry yeast, salt, and sugar.
  • Knead the dough. Add lukewarm water and start kneading the dough on low. Once the ingredients have combined, add the softened butter and continue kneading the dough for 7 more minutes on low.
  • Let it rest. Cover the bowl with a cloth and set aside in a warm place to let the dough rise -approx. 45 minutes. The dough should double in size.
  • Divide the dough. Punch the dough to remove any excess air, shape it into 8 pieces and roll each piece into a ball. Line them on a chopping board sprinkled with flour and cover with a cloth, leaving them to raise for approx. 10 minutes.
  • Shape the dough. Pull each ball at the opposite sides to create an oblong shape, gently pressing at the top. Take a glass straw or a metal straw (or use a round, thin spoon handle), and firmly press each piece of dough along the longest edge twice, parallel to each other. Press all the way to the bottom but don’t cut through the dough.
  • Let it rise. Place each roll on an oven-sized baking tray lined with parchment paper, cover with a cloth and set aside for 30 minutes to rise.
  • Bake. While the dough is rising, preheat the oven to 400°F. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden. Cool completely before slicing.


  • Let the dough rest for an additional 10-15 minutes if it hasn’t doubled in size during the first rise. The temperature in your area may be affecting it. If needed, transfer it away from cold surfaces like marble countertops.
  • Make mini teleras by dividing the dough into more portions.

Keywords: telera bread, telera roll, teleras