Pan de Sal-Filipino Bread rolls

    3 hours 8 mins

    The dough for these rolls is made from a bread maker. No more kneading. These rolls are fantastic, best I've ever had. Bread improver is easy to find in some countries, but if it is not available you may leave it out.

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    Serves: 20 

    • 10 g (2 1/2 tsp) active dry yeast
    • 445 g (3 1/4 cups) bread flour
    • 4 g (3/4 tsp) bread improver
    • 50 g (1/4 cup) sugar
    • 2 g (1/4 tsp) salt
    • 25 g (2 tsp) margarine
    • 2 eggs
    • 235 ml (1 cup) canned evaporated milk
    • 235 ml (1 cup) canned evaporated milk
    • 35 g (1/2 cup) dry bread crumbs

    Prep:3hr  ›  Cook:8min  ›  Ready in:3hr8min 

    1. Place the yeast, bread flour, bread improver, sugar, salt, margarine, eggs, and 1 cup of evaporated milk into a bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select the Dough cycle, and press start.
    2. When the cycle has ended, remove the dough from the machine, and form into 2 inch balls. Dip each ball in the remaining evaporated milk, then in the dry bread crumbs. Place the rolls on a baking sheet crumb-side up. Cover loosely with a cloth or plastic, and let rise until doubled in size, about 30 minutes.
    3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bake rolls for 8 minutes, or until golden brown on the top and bottom.

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    This recipe is SO easy that my 12yr old son made it today. We didn't have the bread improver but it still came out delicious! Soft and tasty, just like the stores!  -  02 Sep 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    YUM! Turned out perfect, just like the pan de sal i buy at the commissary (sp?) on base! As per the previous reviewer, I let the rolls rise in a 150 degree oven for 30 minutes then baked for about 8-9 minutes. I come from a Filipino family and everyone just loved them, will make again and again! **UPDATE** I just made these again using regular all-purpose flour (thought I had bread flour but didn't) which I sifted. I've never used bread improver because I can't find it in my area, these STILL turned out wonderful. It's really hard to mess up this recipe!  -  14 May 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Very easy recipe, especially with a bread machine. Floured my hands and a cutting board to make working with the dough easier. Let the rolls rise in a warm oven (150 degrees) for half an hour, since they weren't rising much when sitting on the kitchen counter. Bake time was about 12 minutes.  -  16 Apr 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)