Making Conchas With Maya • Tasty

– [Maya] I love conchas because they are a representation of my culture. Hi, I’m Maya. Today I’m going to show
you how to make conchas. These are typically eaten in
the morning with your cafecito, with your coffee, as a dessert, pretty much any time you’re celebrating. What I love about conchas is
that it’s such a soft bread, and the icing is very crispy and hard, and I love that combination. Dipping that into your coffee, having the concha even softer, and the mix with the taste of the coffee, it’s just an experience. I love conchas because they are a
representation of my culture. It’s just so pretty to look at
also, and it’s just so cute. I think it brings so many people joy, and I love that about it. So I’m third, fourth
generation Mexican American and on Pero Like, which is the channel that I make videos on, I
call myself a pocho concha. A pocho is a very derogatory term for people who are whitewashed in America but who have Mexican descent. So I took that word, reclaimed it, and combined it with concha, which is one of my favorite treats, and now it’s a term of endearment. Now every time I see a concha, it kind of reminds me of myself, of how I’m taking and
reclaiming my culture and learning all of this rich history that I can bring back to my family. So we are making this by hand, but if you have a stand mixer
at home, you can use that too. The thing I’ll say about the dough when you’re making a concha is
it could be very frustrating. The first time that I did it, it came out as like a rock-hard bread. So it takes a little patience. Make sure you relax. Just remember, it’s gonna be fine. It’s gonna work out. You always want to put intention and love into your baking because you’re
making it for other people and people that you love. Every time I cook, I always remember to put
intention in it and to put love. And we actually saw that intention of love within the dough. It kind of manifested itself because the dough looked like a heart, and I had to cut it in half,
which was like heartbreaking, but I’m thinking it was my own heart that I’m spreading to
give joy to everyone. Concha translated means like
a shell or like a conch, and so that’s why it has the shell shape. To make a perfect concha, you spread the dough and fold it in, and then you pinch it at the bottom and then do that on all sides, and then you kind of
shape it with your hand in a circular motion. This took me a couple
of times to practice, but I think I got the hang of it. Growing in America in
whatever culture you’re in, you always struggle with your identity because you’re not fully American but then you’re not fully
whatever the culture is. We have to remind ourselves
that learning these dishes that come from our heritage and sharing them with our family, that’s what’s beautiful
about being Mexican American or whatever American. If you feel not enough in
whatever sense of the word, make sure you educate yourself. Knowledge is power. And remind yourself that
whatever these gatekeepers are trying to say or trying to tell you you’re not enough in, they’re wrong. It’s just a projection. What we can do is focus on learning and focus on embracing
what we can embrace. Basically, being whatever American, we exist within the hyphen. Embrace that. Love it. Share that with other people. Representation is everything. This is for all my
pocha conchas out there. Maya on the mike, making
you haciendo conchas. (speaking foreign language) – [Man] Oh, yes.

  1. Emir

    Is it still possible nowadays to just make a fucking recipe without including 300 times political correct terms, without politicising a fucking food and being so all fucking profound on everything…. Are you fucking so sensitive and fragile that this chick needs to say 4 fucking times in a row 'don't be afraid' or 'everythings gonna be fine' and bla bla bla. You fuck up Tue whole sense of cooking and its just pathetic!!! Just fucking cook and talk about the fucking cooking, and for the rest, just shut the FUCK UP.

  2. Me and You Hello

    If you are the seed of a cucumber, then you are a cucumber. A cucumber that grows among tomatoes is a cucumber. Thanks for sharing hermana!

  3. The Anonymous

    Hey tasty I would like to leave my cv for working in your industry as a 'taster' (a person who eats and comments on your cooks)… U can appoint me for free of cost!
    😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂

  4. Kool_Dee23

    As a kid, I grew up living right next to the border & Texas and I never really knew the name. My grandmother just used to call it “Sweet bread “ or “Pan dulce” in Spanglish…. yes I said Spanglish it’s not misspelled. Because where I grew-up, are cultures we’re so intertwined that either you spoken with a Texas accent mixed with Spanish or vice-verse …

  5. Shyam Devadas

    I just loved this video. I'm an Asian-American (Indian and Japanese) who discovered conchas through 7-Eleven. Even later when I found them in Hispanic bakeries, I've never had one that looked this fresh and sumptuous. Maya's commentary was touching and very sweet. Wish you guys would make more videos like this.

  6. Christopher Paul

    I’m Mexican and thought this was gonna be a good recipe vid but holy fuck… who gives a fuck about your life history.
    Focus more on the recipe and less about your life.
    I noticed I can mute the whole video and get the same effect.
    Which means I can’t listen to this recipe I must watch for the written words.
    Fuck that.

  7. Hope Flores

    Let me just tell yall now…

    I made it step by step and the dough was wayyyy too sticky and didn't have any flavor. Shes missing that cinnamon lovin its just not there! Also the topping is also too sticky to work with and breaks apart easily after chilling it. The dough taste like slice bread. It took 2 hours to rise and it still was like pudding. The topping should be placed ontop of the dough roll so it rises together. If you need a right recipe watch views on the road its the best. Disappointed

  8. Courtni Breann

    My old college roommate used to make us conchas whenever we had a test or a rough week and would never share the recipe so it’s nice to have a Tasty video!

  9. Surreal Lane

    I am 3rd generation but also a Pocha. My family is very mixed but our culture is mainly Mexican and I’m one of their whiter kids. I grew up with my Mexican family so I got a lot of culture exposure, but I never learned Spanish fluently (only Spanglish). However, even if I am genetically more British and pale as heck, I still have native facial features that some still recognize me as Mexican.

  10. Raymond Gutierrez

    i read some comments, and some mentioned how concha means vagina in argentina. now i rewatched the video and replaced concha with vagina every time it’s said 😂

  11. Ectoplasmic Entity

    I'm Mexican American and "this my kulturr and my people" crap is so annoying. Just show how to make the sweet bread.
    Edit: This video gets a thumbs down

  12. bodybalancer

    Oh my God, this resonated so much with me, that was unexpected. I loved learning a new word in Spanish, I’m also a poncha. My…. great great Grandfather was Mexican. I love this so much. I’m also a mermaid, so these are perfect for me 🥰😢 omg she totally spoke to my soul wtf. Pero Like u got a new sub 💕🧜‍♀️ 🐚

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