Molletes are a yummy breakfast or brunch option in México: they are cheap and cheerful, easy to make and you can get all the ingredients in your local supermarket. Molletes are traditionally made with a type of bread called bolillo (very similar to a crusty roll) sliced lengthwise and spread with refried beans and melted Chihuahua cheese. They're usually eaten with salsa pico de gallo which is very mild and refreshing although you can always dip them in salsa verde, chipotle or even habanero salsa as well (these are super hot).
What you need:
- Preheated oven (180 C)
- 2 White Continental Rolls (sold in Sainsbury's, very similar to bolillos)
- Old El Paso Refried Beans
- Sainsbury's Basics Grated Mozzarella
- Butter or spread
- Homemade pico de gallo salsa (recipe here)
Makes 4 molletes, enough for two people.
Cut the rolls lengthwise and spread with butter.
Spread the refried beans on top of this.
Add the grated cheese on top of the beans.
Stick them in the preheated oven until the cheese begins to melt and bubble (about 7 minutes, but don't trust the timer, keep an eye on them!)
Put some freshly made pico de gallo on top and eat immediately.