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now it's perfect this time very soft to eat and buttery

Ingredients (3-lb dough):
1 3/4 cup milk (evaporated)
1 egg
4 egg yolks
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
2 tsp salt
6 cups allpourpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
4 tsp instant dry yeast

Topping: softened butter(margarine), granulated sugar

Add dry ingredients in a bowls the 6 cups flour,instant dry yeast,salt mix together.. in the pan mix evaporated milk together the 1 3/4 cups sugar and the butter and heat the pan to boil. then cool to warm about 90-100 F. then poured into the flour and mix slowly , then knead about 5 minutes. let it rise for 1 hour. Once done, punch the dough, knead again then lay on the table and roll with a rolling pin to make it flat.  To keep the surface of dough from drying up, cover with clothes while you work on the ropes.)
Using dough cutter, make long ropes (about a foot long) about 1/2 of an inch thick, and coil. at the end of the coil press it tight so that it will not break the coil. some of mine i bake got loose note this...
Apply melted butter(brush) on coils and let rise for 1hour 1/2 inch apart on the tray
You may apply egg glaze prior to baking (if you want it darker brown upon baking). Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes when finish...
You may apply melted butter as soon as they get out of the oven. Helps keep them soft by preventing too much moisture loss. Then apply softened butter and roll in sugar when ready to consume. or you may mix cinnamon together with the butter then dip in the sugar...

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INGREDIENTS ·         2 cups evaporated milk

  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 4 teaspoon instant dry yeast1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 4 tablespoons or more dry bread crumbs for topping
  • Note no water added
  1. Heat the milk in a small saucepan until it bubbles; remove from heat. Add the butter and sugar and the salt; stir until melted. Let cool until lukewarm. And dissolve the baking powder and the baking soda
  2. Pour the cooled milk mixture into a large mixing bowl.. and 6 cups of the flour and the instant dry  yeast (note: be sure you mix well the flour and the instant dry yeast ; stir well to combine. Add the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring well after each addition. When the dough has pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth  . And it should a little bit sticky not so wet…if it is to dry add milk just enough to make sticky and when you kneading just  greased the surface with vegetable oil  no flour.
  3. Lightly oil a large mixing bowl, place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.
  4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  5. Deflate the dough and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough into 25 pieces (depending how many you cut) as long it will be equal parts and form into rounds. Then dip into the bread crumbs and roll it all over.  Place the rolls on a lightly greased baking tray. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise until doubled in volume, about 1 hour
  6. bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for about 15 to 20 minutes or until the tops are golden brown.

  7. i cut remeaning dough about a quart in the pandeasl dough is for the ensaimada  for my trial to make ensaimada it's  the same recipe in the pandesal....




 when you finish the 1st rising of the dough fold it just like pretzel fold and when you finish folding brush with scramble egg the outer surface then cover again with cloth let it rise for 1 hour then bake

Note: i baked them together 1st layer is the pandesal 2nd layer ensaimada after 10 minutes i switch the position  puting the ensaimada 1st layer and the pandesal 2nd layer... until golden brown

bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for about 15 to 20 minutes or until the tops are golden brown. then get the baking tray spread with margarine by brush and dip in into the sugar i prepared it is hot when done by margarine and sugar....  same reicpe of the pandesal ....  my trial taste good and the pandeasal ....enjoy


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3 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 Tablespoon sugar or honey
1 tsp instant yeast
1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups water, - room temperature
2 tablespoons olive oil, vegetable oil, butter, or shortening


Using the food processor, mix the yeast in with the flour, salt, and sugar. Pulse to mix.

Add the olive oil and 1 1/4 cup water and pulse until all of the ingredients form a ball. If some of the flour will not stick to the ball, add more water (I did fine with 1 1/4 cup).

Once all of the ingredients form a ball, place the ball on a work surface, such as a cutting board, and knead the dough for approximately 10 minutes (or until your hands get tired).

When you are done kneading the dough, place it in a bowl that has been lightly coated with oil.
Form a ball out of the dough and place it into the bowl, rolling the ball of dough around in the bowl so that it has a light coat of oil on all sides. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a damp kitchen towel and set aside to rise until it has doubled in size, approximately 90 minutes.

When it has doubled in size, punch the dough down to release some of the trapped gases and divide it into 8 pieces.

Roll each piece into a ball, cover the balls with a damp kitchen towel, and let them rest for 20 minutes.(This step allows the dough to relax so that it'll be easier to shape.)

After the dough has relaxed for 20 minutes, spread a light coating of flour on a work surface and place one of the balls of dough there. Sprinkle a little bit of flour on top of the dough and use a rolling pin or your hands to stretch and flatten the dough. You should be able to roll it out to between 1/8 and 1/4 inch thick. If the dough does not stretch sufficiently you can cover it with the damp towel and let it rest 5 to 10 minutes before trying again.

streatching dough untill it is a thin layer--then fold it up-- can be round,oblong ;sqare, rectangle or any shape---need not be an expert-that is know how to throw the dough around---important--do not add any oil while making the dough--keep dough for at least 3hours-so that dough wii become easily streatchable--use plain

Spray a light mist of water onto your baking fan surface then put the roti into the pan when you see a little bubbles (roti) then flip the other side then press the bubble by spoon gently press up and down to make big bubble if not flip again the other side and gently press again the bubble when it become a little brownie it's done put another roti

They should be baked through and puffy after 3  or less minutes. 


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to all  baker bloggers

my new recipe

Plain Chinese Steamed Buns
(Makes 12 buns)

Sponge Starter:
1/3 cup lukewarm water
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon active dry yeast
2 teaspoon sugar
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (for lighter texture use 3/4 cup all-purpose flour plus 3/4 cup cake flour)
2 teaspoons baking powder, divided
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon of vegetable oil (or melted lard or vegetable shortening)
Enough lukewarm water to create a smooth dough, approximately 1/2 cup

You'll also need:
A steamer
12 3"x3" waxed paper square


·  In a large mixing bowl, mix together all the sponge ingredients and let it stand about 30 minutes (up to 2 hours)

·  Once the sponge is ready (it should puff up and have holes on the surface), add the flour, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, salt, sugar, and oil to the sponge bowl.

·  While your dominant hand is stirring the dough, add lukewarm water to the mixture a little bit at a time with your non-dominant hand. (Do I have to be this specific about the hand thing?) The moment you feel you can get a smooth dough that wipes the bowl almost clean, stop adding water.

·  Knead the dough right in the bowl, if you don't want to clean your kitchen counter afterwards. But if you need room to groove, feel free to dump the dough onto a large surface and let go of all your kneading inhibitions.

·  Once you have a smooth, satiny dough (after about 3-4 minutes), put the dough back into the mixing bowl, if you took it out, and cover tightly with a piece of plastic wrap. Let it rise for 3 hours in a warm spot.

·  You have three hours to get ready, so prepare your steamer and make the waxed paper squares.

·  After three hours, sprinkle the remaining 1 teaspoon of baking powder all over the surface of the dough and knead it in, lightly but well.

·  Roll the dough into a long log and cut into 12 equal pieces. Shape each piece into a ball by pinching and stretching. Place each dough ball, seams-side down, on a piece of waxed paper.

·  Cover the buns with a kitchen towel and let them rise once more for 30 minutes to an hour. You know the buns are ready when they have puffed up and the tops look smooth and taut.

·  Gently lower the buns into the steamer, positioning them in such a way that allows for expansion. They should not touch each other or the sides of the steamer.

·  Steam the buns for 10 minutes. Remove the buns from the steamer and let them cool under a kitchen towel.


·  Make sure you don't over-hydrate your dough. It's better to err on adding too little water as you can always add more. Adding too much water will pretty much ruin the whole thing. You could try to salvage the dough by adding more flour, but that would just cause the dough to be tough. It's not possible to prescribe an exact amount of water as this has to do with the particular brand(s) of your flour and the moisture in the air on the day you make these buns.

·  Make sure the water is lukewarm, about 85 degrees F.

·  Make sure the yeast isn't too old.

·  Make sure the piece of plastic wrap covers the entire opening of the dough bowl. Exposure to air will cause the dough to develop a tough skin on the surface.

·  Make sure you leave the dough to rise in a warm spot.

·  After the first rise, work the baking powder into the dough thoroughly. This will help the finished buns to have a smooth surface.

·  Make sure the kitchen towel covers all the buns during the second rising.

·  When you lower the buns into the steamer, grab onto the corners of the waxed paper squares, not directly on the buns as you will deflate them.

·  Do not steam over high heat. Make sure the water is gently boiling over medium heat when the buns go in. Make sure the bottoms of the buns do not touch the water.

·  Don't let the moisture collected on the lid of your steamer drop on the buns.


·  Yes, one tablespoon of yeast. It may seem like a lot of yeast per roughly a total of 2 cups of flour. However, when you start the process with a sponge starter, the fermentation has already started before you mix the dough. This is different from the no-sponge method wherein the dry yeast is added to the dough at the same time as the other ingredients. A sponge starter is a good way to ensure reliable and quick rising.

·  Yes, these buns freeze beautifully.

 yes they can be filled..




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Serves 24

  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup sugar + 3 tablespoon sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons softened butter
  • 1 tablespoon vegtable oil
  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons yeast
  • 3 tablespoon breadcrumbs just enough to rools the bread

·  Combine the water, evaporated milk and milk and heat in the microwave for 35 seconds. Run tap water over the egg for 30 seconds to warm it.

·  2

Add all ingredients (except the bread crumbs) in the order suggested by the manufacturer.

·  3

The dough is supposed to be somewhat sticky (when I made this recipe, it was not sticky but it turned out well anyway).

·  4

Spray two baking sheets with non-stick cooking spray; preheat oven to 375 degrees.

·  5

When the dough is ready, scoop out a small amount (about the size of an ice-cream scoop) and roll in bread crumbs in an oval shape; place on baking sheet.  1 inch apart

·  6

Cover and leave to rise in a warm place until doubled.

·  7

Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, until golden brown.

happy eating




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