Pandesal is the most popular form or variety of bread in the Philippines. Pandesal is often served or eaten during breakfast but still perfect for merienda. Pandesal is best eaten with filling (coco jam, peanut butter or anything you want) and best served after cooking or while its hot.
If filling is not available, the perfect match for Pandesal is coffee. Just dip Pandesal to the hot coffee and there you go, a perfect breakfast for you.
Pandesal (Pan De Sal) Ingredients:
* 2 cups all purpose flour
* 2 cups bread flour
* ½ cup white sugar
* 5 tbsp butter, melted
* 1 tsp baking powder
* 1¼ cup fresh milk, warm
* 1 pouch rapid rise yeast
* 1 tsp salt
* 1 cup bread crumbs
* 1 piece raw egg
* 1 tbsp cooking oil
How To Make Pandesal (Pan De Sal):
1). Combine the yeast, sugar, and warm milk and stir until the yeast and sugar are fully dissolved.
2). In the mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients starting with the flour then the sugar, salt, and baking powder . Mix well by stirring
3). Add the egg, butter, cooking oil, and yeast-sugar-milk mixture in the mixing bowl with the dry ingredients then mix again until a dough is formed. Use your clean hands to effectively mix the ingredients.
4). In a flat surface, knead the dough until the texture becomes fine.
5). Mold the dough until shape becomes round then put back in the mixing bowl. Cover the mixing bowl with damp cloth and let the dough rise for at least 1 hour
6). Put the dough back to the flat surface and divide into 4 equal parts using a dough slicer
7). Roll each part until it forms a cylindrical shape
8). Slice the cylindrical dough diagonally (These slices will be the individual pieces of the pandesal)
9). Roll the sliced dough over the breadcrumbs and place in a baking tray with wax paper (makes sure to provide gaps between doughs as this will rise later on)
10). Leave the sliced dough with breadcrumbs in the tray for another 10 to 15 minutes to rise
11). Pre heat the oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes
12). Put the tray with dough in the oven and bake for 15 minutes
13). Turn off the oven and remove the freshly baked pandesal.
Serve it while still hot with your favorite coffee mix. Enjoy!
Pandesal Recipe Credits: Filipino Food Bread of Salt – Pandesal Recipe via PanlasangPinoy.Com
Pan De Sal Image By Shubert Ciencia ~MVI~ (running away from parties) shared via Flickr under a Creative Commons license.