Pan de sal (Pandesal) is a popular Filipino dinner roll. This version of the recipe does not use a bread machine and you can make it by hand. If you do own a bread machine, I recommend checking out the I posted a recipe, which I use often, for pan de sal that required a bread machine. However, for those who do not have a bread machine at home, this version of the recipe is made the old fashioned way- by hand! If you have a bread machine, click here to use the bread machine version of this recipe.
Pandesal is a Filipino favorite. These soft bread rolls can be eaten at any time of the day!
- 2 ¼ teaspoons active dry yeast
- ¼ cup warm water
- 1 cup lukewarm milk
- 2 tablespoon unsalted butter at room temperature
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 4 ½ cups all purpose flour or more as necessary
- Dissolve the yeast in ¼ cup warm water in a big bowl. Let stand for 10 minutes, and then stir well.
- In a bowl, combine milk, butter, eggs, sugar and salt.
- Add milk mixture and 2 cups flour into the yeast mixture. Beat with a wooden spoon or electric mixer until smooth. Gradually stir in remaining flour, adding more if necessary.
- Transfer dough to a lightly floured surface. Knead dough, adding flour as necessary, until dough is smooth, elastic and no longer sticky (around 10 minutes).
- Place dough in a lightly greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap and let rise for 1 hour or until double in size.
- Transfer dough to a lightly floured board. Divide dough into 24 pieces. Shape each piece into a ball, roll in breadcrumbs and place in a baking pan lined with wax paper.
- Cover with a cloth and let rise for at least one hour or until almost double in size.
Bake in 225 F oven for 20 minutes and then increase the oven temperature to 325 F while keeping the bread in the oven. Bake for another 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.
- Serve and enjoy!
If you enjoyed this recipe, try some of my other Filipino recipes!