Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 45m
Ready In

"This Pandesal, or sometimes called Bread of Salt, is probably the most common/popular type of bread in the Philippines. Commonly eaten for breakfast. Often eaten plain or filled cheese, liver spread or spread with butter."

Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (136.2 g)
  • Calories 383.1
  • Total Fat - 12.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 6.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 49.5 mg
  • Sodium - 418.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 60.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 6.6 g
  • Sugars - 15 g
  • Protein - 10.7 g
  • Calcium - 128 mg
  • Iron - 2.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step 1

Combine the yeast, sugar, and warm milk and stir until the yeast and sugar are fully dissolved

Step 2

In the mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients starting with the flour then the sugar, salt, and baking powder . Mix well by stirring

Step 3

Add the egg, butter, cooking oil, and yeast-sugar-milk mixture in the mixing bowl with the dry ingredients then mix again until a dough is formed. Use your clean hands to effectively mix the ingredients.

Step 4

In a flat surface, knead the dough until the texture becomes fine. For faster and easier kneading, you may use a Stand Mixer with dough hook.

Step 5

Mold the dough until shape becomes round then put back in the mixing bowl. Cover the mixing bowl with damp cloth and let the dough rise for at least 1 hour

Step 6

Put the dough back to the flat surface and divide into 4 equal parts using a dough slicer

Step 7

Roll each part until it forms a cylindrical shape

Step 8

Slice the cylindrical dough diagonally (These slices will be the individual pieces of the pandesal)

Step 9

Roll the sliced dough over the breadcrumbs and place in a baking tray with wax paper (makes sure to provide gaps between dough as this will rise later on)

Step 10

Leave the sliced dough with breadcrumbs in the tray for another 10 to 15 minutes to rise

Step 11

Pre-heat the oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes

Step 12

Put the tray with dough in the oven and bake for 15 minutes

Step 13

Turn off the oven and remove the freshly baked pandesal.

Step 14

Serve hot. Share and enjoy!

Tips & Variations

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