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Pan de Sol??

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SDbaker

Pan de Sol??

I was talking to a friend today who had memories of a Philipine bread called "bread of the sun"..I am guessing pan de sol?  He described it as slightly sweet and was popular in the morning.  Does anyone know about this bread or it's history?

 Thanks,

SDbaker

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tigressbakes

friend from the Philipines I will ask him...

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Auntie_Ai

It's actually Pan de Sal (sal as in salt) rather than Sol.  I grew up in the Philippines and grew up eating a lot of Pan de Sal.  The version I grew up with was a rather basic bread made of flour, yeast, water, sugar, salt, and shortening/margarine.  They are yummy when hot but I remember them drying out very quickly. 

Nowadays, pan de sal is made with a richer dough -- with the addition of milk or sometimes butter.  There is also version of made with egg.

I can't quite make up my mind which version I like better... but my husband definitely likes the one with egg in it so that's the one I make at home.  I got the recipe from Market Manila's website: http://www.marketmanila.com/archives/pan-de-sal-salted-bread

Here's a recipe with for one made with milk & butter added:   http://kusina.lukaret.com/?p=22

Oh I should mention... the breadcrumbs covering the rolls are essential to get the real "Pan de Sal" feel.   During shaping, the dough is formed into a log roll and rolled in fine breadcrumbs.  And just for good measure, I cover the rolls again in some breadcrumbs after I cut them into pieces.

 

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SDbaker

Great, thanks!

SDbaker 

 

 

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tigressbakes

Yes I just found out the same thing. My friend said that was what it was called and that he grew up on it. He is also searching for a good recipe> I will post if here if he gets one.