Filipino Pandesal


  • 2 cups bread flour
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 pouch rapid rise yeast
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 5 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 1/4 cup fresh milk (lukewarm)
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil


  1. In a bowl, combine the yeast, sugar, and milk. Stir until the yeast and sugar are fully dissolved. You can also use water instead of milk.
  2. In the mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients: flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder then mix well.
  3. Add the egg, butter, cooking oil, and yeast-sugar-milk mixture in the mixing bowl with the dry ingredients then mix again until dough is formed. You can use your hands to effectively mix the ingredients.
  4. In a flat surface, knead the dough until the texture becomes fine.
  5. Mould the dough and put back in the mixing bowl, cover with damp cloth and let the dough rise for at least 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  6. After the dough has risen, transfer to a lightly floured flat working surface.
  7. Roll into a log then cut into four to six equal pieces.
  8. Take another portion of the dough, roll again into a log and cut into equal pieces, repeat this step until all the dough is done.
  9. Roll each piece of dough in breadcrumbs then arrange on a baking tray for at least an inch apart (so it won’t stick together when it rises later on).
  10. Leave the dough in the tray to rise again for 15 to 20 minutes.
  11. Pre heat the oven at 375 F (190 C) for 10 minutes. If using a fan assisted oven, reduced the heat according to instructor’s manual.
  12. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until nicely browned outside.

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