Pandesal is a Filipino bread, the most popular bread in the Philippines. It's often consumed for breakfast with coffee or hot chocolate. People prefer warm pandesal because it is often soft and more enjoyable to eat.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
1 hr 30 mins
total:
2 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine milk, 2 teaspoons sugar, and yeast in a large bowl; stir until sugar and yeast are fully dissolved, about 5 minutes.

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  • Mix remaining sugar, flour, and salt together in a large bowl. Pour in milk mixture and vegetable oil. Mix until dough comes together.

  • Turn dough out onto a flat work surface. Knead until smooth. Shape into a ball and return to the bowl. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise until doubled, at least 1 hour.

  • Divide dough into 4 equal portions using a bench knife. Roll each portion into a log; slice diagonally into 1-inch pieces.

  • Pour bread crumbs onto a large plate. Roll each piece of dough in bread crumbs and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Let rise until puffy, 30 to 45 minutes.

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

You can use all-purpose flour instead of bread flour if needed.

Substitute melted butter for the oil if desired.

For faster and easier kneading, you may use a stand mixer with the dough hook attached.

Nutrition Facts

106 calories; protein 1.8g 4% DV; carbohydrates 15.5g 5% DV; fat 4.2g 7% DV; cholesterol 1.8mg 1% DV; sodium 349.7mg 14% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2017
I made this as written and it came out great! The whole family loved it especially right from the oven. I kneaded the dough for 10 minutes. I let it rise twice. 2 hours for the first rise and 1 hour for the second rise. Will make again for sure. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2017
I made this as written and it came out great! The whole family loved it especially right from the oven. I kneaded the dough for 10 minutes. I let it rise twice. 2 hours for the first rise and 1 hour for the second rise. Will make again for sure. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/21/2017
Great roll for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Definetly use unsalted butter in place of vegetable oil, however since I love butter, I did use melted butter and VEGE oil in bowl during first rise, instead of a non oiled bowl. I did a 2 hr first rise and a 1 hr 2nd rise. Don't skip the bread crumb part. I used AP flour, instead of bread flour, and rise was good, but next time I have extra bread flour, I'll use and see if changes texture or height because bread flour has more gluten in it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2018
I made some changes I used water instead of milk. I let the yeast mixture sit for about 10 minutes. I used less sugar so it won t be too sweet 2/4 cups instead of 3/4 cups. It turned out great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2017
This is what it would taste back home. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2018
I've made these rolls twice. These are very good. I used all purpose flour both times. For kneading I used the bread hook on my mixer. The dough is incredibly sticky so a mixer is preferable. The first time I rolled the dough in Italian bread crumbs. It gave them a more dinner roll flavor. The second time I used sugar and cinnamon. Both ways were delicious. I followed the advice of other reviewers and had my rolls rise twice (for 2 hours and 1 hour). I plan on experimenting with other flavors as well. Definitely a good recipe. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/29/2020
Can I add eggs, I read somewhere that it makes it sticky n chewy when it's done baking Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2019
Made this but didn t have bread crumbs around so decided to make this like a bread roll instrad Read More