Breakfast Bread Rolls
As the sun rises Filipinos are getting ready for their day ahead. When I was growing up in the Philippines, we lived in Paranaque, Manila until I was 7 years old then we moved to Leyte. I remember my papa going out first thing in the morning to the bakery to buy Pandesal while my mama makes instant coffee for them and a hot coco for me. My papa arrives and place the paper bag full of warm pandesal on the table, the smell is mesmerizing and I couldn’t wait to eat it! When we have extra cash sometimes my mum would buy a couple of eggs to fry or spam to eat with our pandesal. These were very rare but when we had it, it was a treat! My papa was a taxi driver then and my mum cooked food and sold them in front of our rented accommodation like they call it ‘turo-turo’ or point point. Most days we would eat pandesal on it’s own and we would dip them into our hot beverage and we would be satisfied.
Now I make pandesal for my family, we have more than what I had growing up but my girls loves hearing my stories and how we lived before. I’m hoping that they don’t take what they have for granted and grow up better than my husband and I. We eat pandesal at any time of the day sometimes we eat it for breakfast with jam or nutella and sometimes we use pandesal as a bun for our burger! It’s such a great bread to have and you feel extra special because you made it.
After researching for recipes online and recipe books. Trying out different versions. I have come up with my own variations as close to how the bakeries in the Philippines would make it.
This method is the simplest method I could put together, as a mum I don’t have much time on my hands between blogging, cooking, cleaning, school runs and meetings. I hope that you enjoy this recipe. If you do make it, please leave a comment and tag me on your Instagram or Facebook photos or stories.