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pandesal pilipno buns




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





ehanner's picture

Your rolls look delicious but I'm confused by the recipe. You mention combining the water to the evap milk and the milk. I don't see any water or any other milk in the recipe. Could you clarify by edit so we can try this? Thanks.

What is the source of this sweet bread? It sounds like a Latin mix if I had to guess but it's just a guess.



vincent's picture

hi eric

you confused so instead of 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup evaporated milk i omit water i change to 1 cup evaporated milk then follow the other recipe and when you touch it's so tender in your mouth and when you eat a little crunchy outside and if you want the taste so sweet just add the  sugar to 3/4 cup instead of 1/2... that's it

maybe sound latin mix but since  when i'm just a boy there is pandesal already in the philippines and people like pandesal and it's so cheap and it's a common here they really like this buns. it is always present in breakfast and together with a coffee or milk take 1 slice of the bun then dip to the coffee or milk then put in it your mouth or maybe put a sandwichspread, peanut butter taste good. and  even in snack time and in the evening there is pandesal in the bakery. it's true...

try this and you will like


MyT's picture

That's a lot of sugar for this recipe.  I've been making these type of rolls for years, and have only needed to use about 1/3 cup sugar to a 5-6 cup flour recipe.  And yes I'm talking about the Filipino pandesal.





sara lee's picture
sara lee

Vincent, the PANDESAL PILIPINO BUNS look awesome and they make me hungry. But I would like to ask you about the texture, how is it?. Also I wonder if you have an ultimate recipe for banana lumpia, which you had tested and tried. By the way, I like all your recipes and I am waiting for more,


vincent's picture




-PCS. OF  BANANA DEPENDS how much you fried (there are two types of banana)the one to be cooked type..ripe one it's ok if it's not ripe it will defer the test

-lumpia wrapper(salted type) not the fresh lumpia type

-jack fruit slice in small it depends also the ripe one(langka or nangka)about 10mm width

-brown sugar (it depends also)

-cooking oil

first you slice the banana in three parts or four then wrap with lumpia wrapper together with the slice of langka 3 slice or slice the banana up to end so that it will not break to make a fan type then insert with the slice langka under each slice then wrap then put it into the pan with boiling oil ,golden brown . sprinkle with brown sugar into the boiling oil until it stick to the wrapper the flip it to the other side until golden brown....