Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Pandesal

I'm sharing this recipe for everybody (especially to Weng, Cheche and Joanne). Actually, I was inspired to make a food blog of all my adventures in cooking and baking ... hmmmm .... I'll do that one of this days :) I got this recipe from The Best of Maya Kitchen: The Complete Guide to Baking. This book has been with me for I think 8 years already. This was given to me as a birthday gift. Happy baking everyone!

PANDESAL

Ingredients:
2 teaspoons yeast
1 1/2 cups of warm water
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons shortening
4 1/2 cups sifted bread flour
breadcrumbs

DIRECTIONS:
Dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup of warm water. In a bowl, combine the remaining water, sugar, salt and shortening. Add 4 cups of the flour and the yeast mixture. Mix well then transfer to a floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic. Use the remaining flour for dusting the table and your hands if the dough gets sticky. Place dough on a greasedbowl, cover and let it rise until double in bulk. (1 hour)

Place risen dough on a floured surface. Flatten with your hands to form a rectangle about 16 x 3 inches. Starting at one end, roll up the dough with the right hand while sealing with the left hand to form a cylindrical strip of dough. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs. Let it rise for 15 to 20 mins. Cut the dough into pieces about 1 1/2 inch thick. Place in baking sheets cut side up. Let it rise util light. Bake at preheated 350 degrees F oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown

This recipe makes 2 - 3 dozens of pandesal.

TIPS:
Make sure you buy bread flour (not all purpose flour) Maganda yung softness nung bread ... pero habang tumatagal parang ang tigas na niya ... I can't seem to find breadflour in the supermarket kasi. pero wag ka, masarap pa din. In my case kasi, di siya tumagal ng isang araw ... di ko alam kung gutom silang lahat nung kinain nila to o masarap talaga siya.

If you want to have an instant cheese pandesal, before rolling it to a cylindrical strip of dough, sprinkle grated cheese on it. Cheddar cheese would do.

If you already cut the dough into pieces, don't knead it again or else it won't rise anymore.

7 comments:

Joanne February 20, 2007 11:39 PM  

Thanks Ann for sharing the recipe. :D

Ann February 21, 2007 12:14 AM  

you're welcome :)

flowerdrumsong February 21, 2007 4:40 AM  

Ann!!! ;)

Naku namannnnnn - wala akong breadflour ngayon - nagutom ako sa posting mo sister! Sige, next trip to the grocery - I'll buy the bread flour para ma try ko naman ito. :) Thanks for sharing the recipe!!! I'll let you know if mine will turn out to be a success! By the way, I like the short hair - bagay!!! :)

Take care!

QT February 21, 2007 5:22 AM  

yey! tenchu tenchu! oven na lang kelangan ko para makagawa na ko ng masarap na pandesal. nye! pero lapit na!

Ann February 21, 2007 9:43 AM  

Sis Weng thanks ha ... bagay ba yung hair? Sabi nga ni hubby bagay daw sa akin kahit nagmukha daw akong siopao cute pa din (hubby talaga!), you can use all purpose flour naman sis, yung elasticity content niya 30% less sa bread flour. Kaya tendency hindi siya gaanong magra-rise saka after you baked it mga ilang oras lang parang matigas na siya. Pero masarap siya isawsaw sa kape hahaha.

Sis QT, bili ka na ng oven para makapag-bake ka na ng pandesal weeeeeeee!

Forever Yang February 23, 2007 1:05 PM  

Nakakatempt magbake! Pero like QT, kailangan ko rin ng oven hahaha! Puwede ba oven toaster??

Ann February 24, 2007 1:28 AM  

hi sis Wanda, naku kung oven toaster gagamitin mo, aksayado sa electricity yun and baka masunong yung outside nung bread kasi direct heat agad eh. Bili ka nalang oven, yakang-yaka mo naman bumili nun hihihi!