Pandesal

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30

min

Preparation

25

min

Cook

Med

Difficulty

5

Steps

9

Ingredients

This bread roll can be commonly found in the Philippines and it is typically eaten during breakfast by dipping in coffee!

Let's start cooking!

Yeast added to warm milk

Step 1 - Activate yeast and mix flours with salt

  • In a bowl or cup, dissolve yeast and 1 Tbsp sugar in warm milk.
  • Stir well and set aside to allow the solution to turn foamy.
  • This will take 5 to 10 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, sieve plain flour and bread flour.
  • Mix the Two flours with 1 ½ tsp salt until evenly mixed.
Yeast mixture added to dry ingredients

Step 2 - Make dough and preheat oven

  • In a large mixing bowl, add yeast mixture, melted butter and eggs.

  • With a mixer and a hook attachment, start mixing it together slowly. {tips}If you don't have a stand mixer, put step 2 in a mixing bowl and gradually combine using your hands, then slowlu knead on a flat, floured surface.

  • Slowly add in sieved flour mixture.

  • Keep mixing until it forms a dough.

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C.

Knead dough

Step 3 - Knead and proof dough

  • Place dough on a working surface and knead for 5 to 8 minutes until dough is smooth.
  • Place smooth dough in a large bowl and cover with cling wrap. Set aside for 1 hour to let it proof.
    Proofing allows yeast to develop flavor and flour to develop gluten.
Divide rolled out dough

Step 4 - Roll and divide dough

  • After proofing, roll out dough on a clean working surface.
  • Divide dough into equal pieces, about 40 g each.
Dough dipped in bread crumbs

Step 5 - Dip dough in bread crumbs and bake in oven

  • Dip sides of the dough in bread crumbs and place onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake in the oven for 25 minutes.
    Best eaten by dipping in coffee or with spreads of choice.
    Pandesal is also known as ‘the bread of salt’ in English.

Plate and serve!

Baked dough coated in bread crumbs

Transfer to serving bowl or basket. Serve warm.

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