Saturday, July 28, 2018

Filipino Pandesal






Its Saturday and Im thrilled to share that my Happy Mother's Day Sans Rival is featured at Celebrate My Story Celebrate your story is a party every Tuesday hosted by Sandra of Sweet Sensation and Chloe herself of Celebrate and Decorate with Chloe Crabtree. Thank you Ladies..Sandra and Chloe. Let me take this opportunity of sharing these bread rolls from the Philippines with you.

There are three more Ladies  that I am sharing these bread rolls :
Thank you Julie of Back To My Southern Roots  for choosing of My Apple Cake
Thank you Lisa of Flour Me With Love for choosing my Nutty Dried Mango Cookies
Thank you Lina of Sew It Cook It Craft It Sew It Cook It Craft It for the feature my Filipino Chicken Tapa

Thank you Ladies for the feature..Lets eat. Lets giggle and Lets be merry.

Now for my post.. sorry I didnt mean to bore you.. ha ha


I grew up eating Pandesal. If we have rice as staple food then Pandesal is our staple bread. In my hometown, we are just near the bakery. I am kinda nostalgic now.. Back then buying pandesal is a struggle because you have to fall in line early in the morning. Yeah, the demand of Pandesal for breakfast is so high and there's only few bakeries then.Worst, we are required to eat rice in the morning before going to school. It was such an agony to me because given the choice and liberty, I would rather eat pandesal everyday, breakfast to dinner... ha ha ha! But of course, the Filipino way, rice is healthier to eat especially in the morning and so my love affair with rice is just by force. ha ha 

When we started living in Singapore, I began to miss this bread. I remember there was one stall here that sells Pandesal. So I went to buy and to my disappointment, this is not the kind of Pandesal that any decent Filipino should eat. I felt cheated and I wanted to complain but I pacify myself. I don't know what it gets inside of me. I was so angry then and it dawned on me that maybe I should try to make it... and so I did. But my journey was not that easy... I have had so many trial and errors before I got satisfied with the result.

First, let me give you a brief history of Pandesal in our country.

Pandesal (corrupted from the Spanish pan de sal, meaning "bread of salt") is a common bread roll in the Philippines made of floureggsyeastsugar, and salt.

Pandesal is a popular yeast-raised bread in the Philippines. Individual loaves are shaped by rolling the dough into long logs (bastón) which are rolled in fine bread crumbs. These are then portioned, allowed to rise, and baked.

Its taste and texture closely resemble those of the Puerto Rican bread pan de agua and Mexican bolillos. Contrary to its name, pandesal tastes slightly sweet rather than salty.[3][4]

Pandesal, or "pan-de-sal", was invented in the 16th-century Spanish Era in the Philippines and is Portuguese in origin. It is made of flour, yeast, sugar and salt. Usually it is soft, airy, chewy and has a slightly crunchy crust outside. It is commonly referred to as “the poor man’s bread” because it became the cheaper alternative to rice during the Philippine Revolution. In present day Philippines, you can find varieties of pan de sal such as raisin pan de sal, whole wheat pan de sal, cheese pan de sal, and vegetable pan de sal.
It is available at almost any bakery in the Philippines. Filipinos eat it in different ways but is most commonly consumed by dipping in hot coffee. It can also be integrated into many recipes, most common of which includes pan de sal pizza and the American peanut butter and jelly sandwich. It is usually complemented with strawberry jam, peanut butter, margarine or butter sprinkled with sugar, condensed milk, melted chocolate or even ice cream. It is usually served hot, but even when cold, pan de sal is still considered a favorite snack.
The pan de sal has become a staple breakfast in Philippine culture since the Hispanic era and is still considered the bread of the masses.[5][6]
Okay, thank you Wiki for the sharing..LOL!

Heres the recipe:
4 cups bread flour
2 packets fast acting yeast
1/4 cup white sugar
3/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup softened butter
1 tbsp oil
1 egg
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup fresh milk
1 cup bread crumbs : you can toast stale pandesal or toast some white bread until its hard and crisp then using your food processor, go ahead and create your own pandesal breadcrumbs. You know what, this is the secret of the crisp smelling pandesal. Don't ever make a mistake by baking pandesal without breadcrumbs because it will never be considered Pandesal.
Direction:
Prepare a bowl smeared with olive oil
Combine flour, sugar, salt then set aside.
With your mixer and dough hook with the speed of no.1, lightly mix the dry ingredients ( combi of flour, yeast and salt ) together with egg, butter and oil. 
Combine together water, fresh milk and evaporated milk. Microwave it for 45 seconds, then gradually pour into the mixer with mixture
Mix for 15 minutes. Then transfer the dough onto the bowl with smeared olive oil. Cover the bowl with cling wrap or towel.
In my case, I cover with cling wrap. Then I put it in the oven, with a bowl of warm water below. This process makes it fast to rise.
Once it risen for about 90 minutes, prepare your working table. sprinkle some flour and knead the dough just to release the air. Prepare breadcrumbs in a bowl
Divide the dough into 24 pcs, at least 47 to 50 grams each. With each piece, tuck inside repeatedly until you form a ball then press onto your palm and transform into oblong shape. 
Then dip each oblong piece of dough into the breadcrumbs. Place them in the baking tray, creating a distance  with each dough portion of about 2 cm.
Just like what I did with the bowl of dough, I would also put the tray into the oven with a bowl of hot water just below it. After 90 minutes, the size will double and you can bake them
Pre heat your oven. Bake for about 12-15 minutes at 200C. 
Once done, slide the pandesal.. into a cooling wire rack and eat. Enjoy!
Room temperature: will last for a week
In the fridge: for about a month.
There were days that I will make Pandesal three days in a row. My home smells Pandesal in the morning and I truly love its aroma..its feels like home and I will remember the memories I have back home.


24 comments:

  1. The recipe state that it needs 1/4 cup evaporated bread- is it supposed to say 1/4 cup evaporated milk?

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  2. That looks warm and so good I bet I could eat 4 right away.

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    1. oh yes me too.. ha ha ha! Thank you for coming over, appreciate it. Have a great week.

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  3. I have never heard of this food before, sounds and looks delicious though #alittlebitofeverythinv@_karendennis

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    1. Yes, Filipino food is quite unknown but this Pandesal is worth a try. Thank you so much for coming over.

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  4. Sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing on To Grandma's House We Go!

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    1. Yes it is. Thank you and I hope you have a great weekend.

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  5. I’ve never had pandesal but it looks amazing!! I’m always excited to try something new. Pinning!

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    1. Thank you for pinning and for dropping by. I hope you can try it. Have a great weekend

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  6. That looks so yummy. Thanks for sharing. #Alittlebitofeverything

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    1. Thank you so much for coming over. Have a great weekend.

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  7. I love learning about the staple recipes of other countries, and I find it really interesting that pandesal are rolled in breadcrumbs - I don't think I've ever had something quite like it, but it looks delicious! Thanks for sharing with Fiesta Friday!

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    1. Thank you. This Filipino bread rolls is worth of your time. The bread crumbs actually produces a very crisp so good smell. Have a great weekend.

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  8. that sounds like a great bread to have around. We have some Filipino restaurants out here and I'll have to look for this there too. #alittlebitofeverything

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    1. Oh Alice .. Thank you! I hope you find the nice newly baked ones.. Have a great weekend.

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  9. I love bread, it is my weakness and your recipe looks delicious! Hope you are having a wonderful week and thanks so much for posting with Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Thank you Miz Helen. You should try it. I hope you have a great weekend.

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  10. MarEliz, this bread looks so delicious! I made it a feature at the Whimsical Wednesdays Link Party. Thanks so much for linking up with us!

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    1. Thank you so much. I am thrilled and honored you have chosen my Pandesal. Have a great weekend.

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  11. Looks amazing. I will have to try this recipe!

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    1. Oh please do try because its worth it. Thank you for dropping by and hope you have a great weekend.

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  12. I am a bread person too, when it's good bread! :) This looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Oh Jann, you will love these bread from the Philippines. Thank you for coming. Take care

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