WATCH: How to Make Homemade Filipino Pandesal
Try your hand at making pandesal at home!
These soft and delicious bread rolls are a Filipino favorite! Enjoy them warm with a little butter, jam, or dip it in coffee Filipino-style.
4 cups bread flour
1 teaspoon instant yeast
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup powdered skim milk
1/2 cup unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
1-1/2 cup water
1 cup of bread crumbs
1 In a clean bowl, add bread flour, yeast, salt, brown sugar, powdered skim milk and water. Mix until it forms into a rough dough.
2 Transfer dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 5 minutes or until all the dry ingredients are incorporated into the dough.
3 Once there are no traces of dry ingredients, add the butter.
4 Knead with your hands, or in a stand mixer set at medium speed, until the dough becomes smooth and shiny.
5 Transfer the dough to a lightly greased bowl and leave it, covered with a damp kitchen towel for one hour or until it doubles in size.
6 Once double in size, deflate the dough by gently punching it in the middle.
7 Transfer the dough to a clean surface lightly dusted with flour. Divide the dough into two and then form them into long batons.
8 Generously sprinkle the batons with bread crumbs to cover them completely. Let the batons rest for 10 minutes.
9 Cut the batons into pandesal pieces.
10 Arrange the pandesal pieces on a greased baking sheet. Be careful not to overcrowd the baking sheet because the pandesal will need space to grow in size.
11 Leave the pandesal in a warm area and let them rise for about 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours. Preheat your oven to 350°F.
12 Once the pandesal pieces are puffy and double in size, place them in the oven and bake for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown.