filipino bread

Homemade Ensaymada (Rich and Buttery)

Tinapay (bread in Filipino) is as much a staple as rice to us Filipinos. We have it in the morning, a snack before lunchtime, in the afternoon merienda (snack time) or just anytime we feel like it, especially with a cup of coffee. The neighborhood panaderya (bakery) is always brimming with a cornucopia of bread …

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Homemade Cinnamon Rolls (Soft and Rich)

Bread making takes a bit of an effort but it’s so worth it! That distinct aroma alone of freshly baked bread is so inviting and comforting at the same time. I would hear brisk footsteps from my kids racing down the stairs and even my teenage son, who prefers staying in his room would make …

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Spanish Bread (Filipino)

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Like Pandesal, Spanish bread is a very well-known bakery bread item in the Philippines. It’s rolled in breadcrumbs before it hits the oven and baked into a golden perfection. The main difference between this and pandesal aside from its rolled shape is the sweet, buttery filling.  The last time I bought Spanish bread ( a …

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Ube Cheese Pandesal

Ube Cheese Pandesal 3 (1)

The good ol’ pandesal has come a long way from its humble beginnings. Nowadays, we see different flavors and colors. And, at the rate it’s going, I wouldn’t be surprised if more twists and variations will come out. From sweet to savory, the possibilities are limited only by one’s creativity. But, whatever twist or flavor …

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Special Pandesal

This is my go-to recipe when my kids ask for Pandesal. I call them “Bread Bandits” because every time I make bread (which is once a week), they always lurk near the kitchen waiting for the freshly baked buns to come out of the oven. I have to place the baking pans on racks to …

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Easy HomeMade Pandesal

I’m sure most of us Filipinos grew up eating Pandesal (I did!) and living far from home, it’s one of those food that I miss eating. Sure, there are a lot of places that sells “authentic” pandesal but my memory of this sweet, inexpensive and filling bread is not quite the same as the one …

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