Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Hot Pandesal

Time flies so fast can't remember when did i baked
those hot pan de sal or Filipino bread rolls...Is it the time or I'm just having a memory loss. I just notice when I uploaded the picture in facebook that I haven't written a blog regarding this famous Filipino breakfast - Hot Pan de sal.

Pan de sal is a classic Filipino bread. It means salty but it sweeter than it is salty. It is traditionally serve as a breakfast roll smeared with butter or dipped in coffee. Savory Pan de sal sandwiches can be a comfort food just fill it with spam, egg, corned beef, sardines, or simply cheese. It can also be a sweet treat butter sprinkle with sugar, strawberry jam, peanut butter with jelly or ice cream.

Makes 20 to 22 pieces

For the dough

2/3 cup warm water
2 tsps instant yeast
1 tsp sugar
1/3 cup cold butter, cubed

1/4 cup white sugar
3/4 tsps salt
2 1/2 cup bread flour
1 cup all purpose flour
6 tbsp evaporated milk
1 pc egg

To Mix. In a mixing bowl, add warm water, yeast and sugar. Let stand until foamy. In a separate bowl, combine sugar, salt, bread flour, and all-purpose flour. Cut in butter until coarse meal. Stir in egg and evaporated milk, then add yeast mixture. Knead until soft dough forms about 10 minutes. Place the dough in an oiled mixing or glass bowl and cover loosely with a plastic wrap. Let it rise until double about 30 minutes to 1 hour. Once doubled divide the dough into 3 and roll each into a log about 2 inch diameter. Cut the log vertically about 2 inch toss with breadcrumbs and line it on a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Let it proof for about 10 to 15 minutes before baking.

To Bake. Put the dough into a preheated 350°F oven, bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool slightly, best to eat while it is warm.

Be sure to close all your windows or else the aroma of hot pan de sal will surely awaken your neighbors.

By His Grace,