Pandesal which is also known as Pan de Sal is a popular bread rolls which is quite common in Philipines. Pan de sal which means Salt bread in Spanich is quite a common bread there and this bread calls for usual ingredients like flour, eggs, yeast,sugar and salt. And the particularity of this bread is they are rolled finally on bread crumbs before baking. This gives a fabulous look to these bread rolls. This bread is a most known among the Filipino bread do exists. This bread tastes slightly sweet, absolutely soft and fluffy white bread rolls to enjoy with some salted butter and jam. But we loved this bread rolls with both nutella and honey. Yes this cuties are dangerously addictive and this rolls reminds me of our own milk buns do exists in most of the bakeries in India.

Pandesal, Pan De sal

Am running this week’s blogging marathon with Pick an Asian countries, obviously i opted for Philipines which is a SouthEastern Asian Country. After Srilanka, am taking you all to Philipines and this country’s cuisine is quite unknown for me. Actually i want to explore this cuisine after trying this Pandesal. Though many of their ingredients arent that much easy to get if you are living far away from this Country still am planning to try some of their dishes with available ingredients. Most of their dishes are loaded with meats,seafoods, however some delightful dishes like Pandesal do exists in this cuisine. This bread is quite easy one to bake and definitely an incredible bread to enjoy at anytime of the day. We loved this bread very much as they are extremely soft and delicious.

Filipino Bread Rolls, Pandesal

Recipe Source: Here
1+1/2cups All purpose flour
1cup Bread flour
1tsp Instant yeast
1/4cup Sugar
50grams Butter (melted)
1/2tsp Baking powder
1/2tsp Salt
1/2cup Bread crumbs
1tbsp Oil
1 Egg
1cup Milk

Take the all purpose flour, bread flour, sugar, salt, yeast, baking powder in a bowl.

Meanwhile luke warm the milk, whisk the egg to the milk.

Now add the milk,melted butter to the flour mixture and knead everything as a smooth dough.

Grease a bowl with oil and drop the kneaded dough, wrap it and leave it in aside until they double their volume.

Once the dough gets doubled, punch it and drop them to a kitchen top.

Filipino Bread Rolls, Pan De sal

Knead again for a while and divide the dough into 3-4 balls. Roll each balls as a cylindrical shape.

Slice the dough diagonally to make some balls,. Roll the sliced dough over the bread crumbs.

Place them on a baking tray lined with baking sheet. Let the dough aside for half an hour until they rise.

Preheat the oven to 350F, arrange the tray in middle rack of the oven and bake for 20-25inutes until the crust turns golden in colour.

Remove the tray and let the pandesal gets cool a bit.

Serve hot with butter or else with any other spreads.

Pandesal, Filipino Bread


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