Oct 8, 2010


There used to be a famous bakery in our town.  The baker himself is a good friend of my father.   Their bakery is just in front of their house in the hill.  Gal's Bakery.  Every morning, around 5am, you can already smell the freshly baked bread - Pandesal.  Around 6am, I then run to the bakery which only 5 minutes away.  This would be breakfast!

Here is a recipe for this famous bread.


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

Cooking procedure:
1. Combine the yeast, sugar, and warm milk and stir until the yeast and sugar are fully disolved

2. In the mixing bowl, combine the dry ingrdients 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.

14. Serve hot. Share and enjoy!

Here is a video on how to bake the yummy Pandesal!  (courtesy of Panlasang Pinoy)

I fully suggest you try this yourself, preferably with the kids, the whole family!  This way, you all will enjoy baking it and enjoy eating it!

I like it sliced in the middle and eaten with sunny side up fried egg.  Plus, a cup of hot coffee on the side!
Yum! Yum!

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