Pan de Sal Without Bread Machine

Pandesal is a Filipino favorite. These soft bread rolls can be eaten at any time of the day!
Course Snack
Cuisine Filipino
Keyword bread, filipino
Prep Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 50 minutes
Servings 24 rolls
Calories 121kcal
Author Liza Agbanlog


  • 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
  • Breadcrumbs


  • 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 parchment 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!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 121kcal | Carbohydrates: 22.7g | Protein: 3.4g | Fat: 1.8g | Saturated Fat: 0.9g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 114mg | Fiber: 0.7g | Sugar: 4.7g