Soft & Buttery Pandesal for a Rich Breakfast



  • Prep: 100 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Total: 120 mins
  • Yield: 20 servings
  • Cooking Method: Cooking
  • Recipe Cuisine: Asian


  • 2 1/2 teaspoons dry active yeast
  • 1/3cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cupsmilk
  • 3cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cupsbread flour
  • 1teaspoon salt
  • 3tablespoons Margarine Butter
  • 3egg yolk
  • Willie Classic Cream Cheese
  • bread crumbsas needed

We are all familiar with breakfast’s importance as the main meal of the day that helps boost our energy. When your day starts with a delicious and nutritious breakfast like pandesal, you feel like changing the world is the easiest mission of your life.

All of the above, plus being short on time, makes pandesal the best choice ever for breakfast. Pandesal is a popular, traditional Filipino bread used as a luscious breakfast.

This fluffy, aromatic, and soft bread tastes delicious with fillings such as hot chocolate, margarin butter, peanut butter, cream cheese, egg, cheddar cheese, and corned beef.

Moreover, you can enjoy dunking it in your coffee. Simply cook it in your leisure time and eat it for breakfast during a busy day.

The delicious and tempting scent of freshly baked bread evokes sweet memories. Moreover, when combined with Willie Classic Cream Cheese, it looks mouthwatering. Also, you can serve it as a tasty midday snack in your next gathering and rock it.



Warm up the milk to 40-45 c and pour it into a bowl. Add the active dry yeast and 2 teaspoons of sugar and stir it until it is well blended.
Set it aside for 5 to 10 minutes, so the mixture gets bubbly and foamy.

Step 2

Pour the all-purpose flour and bread flour into a big bowl. Add salt and whisk them together.

Step 3

Add the remaining sugar, margarine butter, and egg yolks to the yeast mixture. Mix them until well incorporated.

Step 4

Add the flour mixture gradually to the yeast mixture while folding constantly until a rather sticky dough is formed.

Step 5

Sprinkle flour on a flat surface and place the dough on it. Knead it for about 10 minutes to achieve an elastic and smooth dough. If the dough is still sticky, add some flour and if it is dry, add some water and knead again.
The outcome of a properly kneaded dough is soft and chewy bread.

Step 6

Shape the dough into a ball and place it in a bowl. Cover it with a plastic wrap or towel. Then let it rise in size by placing it in a warm area. Depending on the temperature, it could take 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Step 7:

Punch the dough down and cut it into 2 pieces. Roll each portion into a log and divide each one into 10 equal pieces.

Step 8:

Shape each portion into a ball and lay them in the bread crumbs. Then transfer them to a lightly greased baking tray. Cover with plastic wrap and set the tray aside for 30 minutes until the balls have doubled in size.

Step 9:

Preheat oven to 180 c. Remove the plastic wrap and bake the pandesal for 15 to 20 minutes. By this time, the balls have turned into light brown.

Step 10:

Remove from the oven and enjoy eating warm pandesal bread.

Cooking Notes

You can use water instead of milk. But using milk makes the bread softer and more scrumptious in flavor.

Bread flour in comparison with all-purpose flour has a higher protein content and makes the dough more elastic. This way, you will have slightly chewy bread.

Using egg yolk rather than egg yields a softer and tastier bread.

As a delicious filling for pandesal, you can use  Willie Classic Cream Cheese to stuff the bread with it.


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