Last Updated on March 2, 2014 by Ed Joven
How to cook Homemade Pandesal
Pandesal Recipe is a bread made of flour, eggs, yeast, sugar, and salt, it is the most popular yeast-raised bread in the Philippines. Individual loaves are shaped like garrison caps due to its unique method of forming. The dough is rolled into long logs that are rolled in fine bread crumbs before being cut into individual portions with a dull dough cutter and then allowed to rise and baked on sheet pans.
Pandesal‘s taste and texture closely resemble those of the very popular rolls of Puerto Rico called Pan de Agua and Mexico’s most popular type of bread Bolillos. Pandesal bread is the favorite breakfast food of most Filipino and can be eaten plain or with sandwich spread and paired with hot coffee.
Here’s a homemade recipe for Pandesal, try it…
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup evaporated milk
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 5 tablespoons softened butter
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 4 cups flour
- 3 teaspoons yeast
PandeSal Cooking Instructions:
- Combine the water, evaporated milk and milk and heat in the microwave for 35 seconds. Run tap water over the egg for 30 seconds to warm it.
- Add all ingredients (except the bread crumbs) in the order suggested by the manufacturer.
- The dough is supposed to be somewhat sticky.
- Spray two baking sheets with non-stick cooking spray; preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- When the dough is ready, scoop out a small amount (about the size of an ice-cream scoop) and roll in bread crumbs in an oval shape; place on baking sheet.
- Cover and leave to rise in a warm place until doubled.
- Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, until golden brown.
- Serve hot with coffee or hot choco.