ENSAYMADA

The Story of Ensaymada

Plus, know where to get the classic and the modern varieties in Manila!
The ensaymada we enjoy today has a long-storied past, making a journey from an island in Spain towards Philippine shores. As time went by, it became more Filipino than its roots as our bakers adapted it to local tastes. Many homebakers have ...

Traditional Ensaymada Recipe

Bring back this light, buttery classic by and make it a treasured one in your own home.
Bring back this light, buttery classic by Chef Ernie Babaran and make ensaymada in your own home.  ...

Apple and Cinnamon Ensaymada Pudding

This recipe calls for ensaymada, enveloped not only in custard, but in light clouds of meringue.
Take the humble pudding a notch higher with this decadent dessert. Instead of day-old bread, this recipe calls for ensaymada, enveloped not only in custard, but in light clouds of meringue as well. It's a sinful pudding-souffle hybrid! ...

Cheesy Ensaymada Recipe

This melt-in-your-mouth treat is best served with a cup of hot choco.
Everyone's favorite bun is made extra delicious thanks to cheese mixed into the batter. This ensaymada recipe is the perfect merienda to be shared with family and friends. Serve it with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate! Want to amp up ...

Chocolate and Ensaymada Fondue Recipe

Grilled ensaymada and homemade tablea sauce are perfect together!
Switch up your regular chocolate fondue by usual Filipino favorites: tablea and ensaymada.  ...

Ensaymada French Toast Recipe

Make breakfast special by making a different kind of French toast!
Make breakfast special by making French toast with Filipino ensaymada instead of the usual brioche loaf.  ...

Ensaymada Bread Pudding Recipe

This bread pudding recipe is made easy with a Pinoy favorite: ensaymada.
Give your usual bread pudding recipe a makeover by using cheesy ensaymada! ...

WATCH: Know Your Filipino Breads

Which Filipino bread is your favorite?
Some of our favorite Filipino breads include pandesal and ensaymada. What are some of your favorites?  ...

WATCH: Buddy Valastro Tries Out Pinoy Bread

Guess which one The Cake Boss loved the most?
Team Yummy spent the day with The Cake Boss himself, Buddy Valastro, and asked him to try out a few panaderia favorites: ensaymada, pandesal, Spanish bread, kalihim, and pan de coco. Watch the full video for his verdict!  ...

Ensaymada Recipe

Now you can make your own fluffy, buttery ensaymada at home!
Ensaymada is a classic Pinoy bread whose origins can be traced to Mallorca, Spain. This ensaymada version is fluffy and buttery!  ...

Queso de Bola Dip with Toasted Ensaymada Recipe

Make a gooey dip using queso de bola, and dip toasted ensaymada cubes into it!
Make a gooey dip using queso de bola, and dip toasted ensaymada cubes into it! Make sure Santa gets a taste of Pinoy flavors by way of homegrown sweet buns and local cheese. ...

Which Kind of Ensaymada Is Your Favorite? Here Are the Different Kinds of Ensaymada in the Philippines

There's more than one kind of this Filipino sweet bread.
It’s the ubiquitous Filipino sweet bread enjoyed all year round—as merienda after school or as a special treat during Christmas Noche Buena. It’s available everywhere, too, from the humble panaderia in a street corner to specialty bakeshops inside malls. It’s the ensaymada, ...

You Should Make This Delicious Pinoy-Inspired Bread Pudding This Christmas

It has ensaymada and queso de bola!
It’s not hard to find desserts that resonate with Filipinos After all, we love anything sweet and our desserts are a testament to that. But what we love just as much are the flavor combinations of sweet and salty. Take the ensaymada: it’s a ...

WATCH: You Can Make The Panaderia-Style Ensaymada From Your Childhood

Recreate your fave bread from the neighborhood bakery.
Ensaymada (or ensaimada) is a well-loved sweet Filipino coiled bread. It's usually topped with butter, sugar, and grated salty cheese. The ones from your neighborhood bakery (the ones you might remember from your childhood merienda) might be slathered with margarine and topped ...
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