Orejas (Sweet Puff Pastry Ears)

In Mexico “Pan Dulce” or sweet bread, is a big thing, there is an enormous varieties of sweet bread that you can’t even imagine, we even have special shops that only sell “Pan Dulce” they are call “Panaderias”, bakeries.

At home in London I sometimes like to make some of these recipes, this one is my children’s favourite pan dulce. We call them orejas (ears) because of their shape, it is a very easy recipe to make and you only need three ingredients, so there is no excuse!

Makes 10 approx


  • 1 puff pastry sheet
  • 150 gr caster sugar
  • 5 gr ground cinnamon


Preheat the oven to 200 C or gas mark 6

Open the puff pastry sheet and remove it from the paper.

Mix the sugar with the cinnamon.

Sprinkle some sugar mix on baking paper and place the puff pastry sheet, press it with your hands so the sugar sticks to the pastry.

Fold on side to the centre of the pastry and do the same with the other side (see picture), sprinkle some sugar.

Then fold them again the same way and sprinkle sugar.

Make the last folding and continue sprinkling more sugar.

Flat them slightly with a rolling pin or your  hands and sprinkle more sugar on each side. The finish shape has to look like a heart.

Place them in the hot oven and bake for around 20 min or until golden brown and crispy. Don’t forget to turn them half way through the baking time.



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Karla Zazueta

Mexican living in London

11 thoughts on “Orejas (Sweet Puff Pastry Ears)

  1. Que rico todas las recetas que pones……me encantan………super faciles…..felicidades y saludos…….

    1. Sí, salen riquísimas y son súper sencillas. La temperatura es en Fahrenheit o Gas Mark 6, pero a veces depende de tu horno. Yo por lo pronto sé que mi horno en esa temperatura tengo que dejarlas un poquito más. Besitos guapa x

  2. Karla, your recipes are the best I’ve seen online. Everything is fresh and shows that Mexican food is about vegetables and lighter dishes (among other things of course). I don’t cook Mexican food regularly, but I know where to come to look for lovely recipes 🙂

    This recipe reminds me of being a little girl and eating orejas from our local mercado. I am always amazed when I discover similar recipes in other cultures. In France, they have “Palmiers”. The first time I saw one I thought, that’s an oreja! 🙂

    1. Aww!!! Your comment just made my day! ?? thank you very much for such a nice words.
      And I did exactly the same when I saw the orejas here in London, I told my husband: “Look, orejas” and he went: “what?” It was very funny. Anyway, my children loved them as much as I do. Have a lovely day and if you haven’t subscribe you can do it now, I usually write a recipe everyday. Have a lovely day xx

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