Pandesal (Filipino Breakfast Rolls)

Pandesal became popular during the early 1900s when American wheat, which was cheaper than native Filipino wheat, became more available. It has since become a staple breakfast food in the Philippines.

What is Pandesal?

Pandesal, or pan de sal, which means “salt bread” in Spanish, is a popular breakfast bread roll served throughout the Philippines. Despite being called “salt bread”, the roll is actually more sweet than salty and has a light and airy texture similar to a French baguette.

Key Ingredients:

Milk Yeast Bread Flour Sugar


Add milk and yeast to bowl. Make the dough. After rising, shape dough into balls and cover with towel. Brush tops with milk and dip into breadcrumbs. Bake and serve immediately.




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