• Susan Cook

The Warmth of Bread (Pandesal)

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Memories of home...Pandesal is "THE classic Filipino bread". These salt-bread rolls are widely enjoyed throughout the day, they are almost synonymous to rice in Filipino meals.

Pandesal Recipe:

  • 1 (1/4 ounce) package active dry yeast

  • ¼ cup warm water

  • 1 cup lukewarm milk

  • 2 ounces butter, room temperature

  • ½ cup sugar

  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt

  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • 4-1/4 cups flour and ¼ to ½ cup more for kneading

  • ½ cup fine breadcrumb


  • In a large bowl,, combine water and yeast. Allow to sit for 10 minutes until mixture becomes bubbly. Stir well.

  • In a small bowl, combine milk, butter, eggs, sugar and salt. Stir together until incorporated..

  • Add milk mixture and 2 cups flour to yeast mixture. Using an electrix mixer, beat to combine. Gradually add the remaining 2-1/4 cup flour in ½ cup increments and continue to combine all ingredients.

  • On a lightly-floured surface, turn over dough and knead, lightly adding flour as necessary, for about 10 minutes or until smooth, supple and elastic.

  • In a lightly-oiled large bowl, place dough. Cover with film and allow to rise for about 1 to 1-1/2 hours or until double in size.

  • On a lightly-floured surface, transfer dough and divide into 24 pieces. Shape each piece into a ball and roll on breadcrumbs to coat. Arrange balls about 1-inch apart on a lightly-greased baking sheet. Cover with a cloth and allow to rise for about 1 to 1-1/2 hours or until double in size.

  • Bake in a 350 F oven for about 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve hot.




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