Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Pandesal (Bread Rolls)

PAN DE SAL (Bread Rolls) $1.49
Sweet and soft bread buns rolled in bread crumbs.

If the Philippines has a national bread, it would be pan de sal. It crosses over social and economic classes. Rich or poor, you will find pan de sal in most Filipino household’s breakfast table.

I bought pandesal when we went to the Filipino store last week, and I've been eating this by myself.....lol!

Pandesal originally started out as a plain roll, traditionally served for breakfast accompanied by such items as butter, cheese, scrambled eggs or filled omelets, sausages, bacon, Spanish sardines, jams, jellies and marmalades, coffee, tea or hot chocolate. Originally, pandesal was similar to the French baguette, as the only ingredients needed were hard wheat flour, water, yeast and salt. Over the years, to compensate for the declining quality of wheat flour available that could no longer result in the ideal crusty exterior and chewy interior, pandesal gradually transformed into a sweeter and richer type of bread.

Pandesal is the most popular yeast-raised bread in the Philippines. Individual loaves are shaped like garrison caps due to its unique method of forming. These breads all use a lean type of dough and follow similar techniques that were learned from Spanish or Spanish trained bakers early in their history. As in most commercially produced food items, they vary in quality to meet taste requirements and economic standards of various communities.

source:wikipedia.com






15 diner's comment:

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Ang galing mong mag research friend. Very informative at educational ang post mong ito. Marami tuloy akong natutunan. Ngayon ako naniniwala na very scholarly ka talaga. Kaya pala pinu pursue mo yung studies mo eh me talino ka talaga. Dapat lang talaga na i expand mo yung horizons mo at i pursue mo yung highest dreams in life mo. Just ask God for guidance and blessings and you can not go wrong. Nakapag bake ka na ba nang home made pandesal? Napakasarap kasi nung freshly baked bread kaysa yung binibili lang sa tindahan. Kaya nga masarap ang pizza pie dahil freshly baked ito. I hope and pray that Akesha will win the Smile Contest for November. Let's keep our fingers crossed. Thanks for the post. God bless you all always.

Lulu said...

Mami I love pandesal bisan ang palaman itlog. or bisan tuslo lang sa kape.

Kuyaw man ka ug pandesal oi kay red ribbon man jud...

Anyway, mas lami jud to pandesal sa atoa kay naay little crumbs outside ehehehe

Arlyna said...

One thing I crave for when I visit the Philippines - a dozen freshly baked pandesals :)

teJan said...

i miss pandesal..aheheh!

Umma said...

hello sistah.. I love eating bread but I love the bread stick the most.

Never tried pandesal though, Im sure this one is yummy too.. will try to buy here in Pinoy store :)

Just voted for Akesha diay sistah.. Im sure she'll be the winner this month hahaha.

Mrs. Kolca said...

there is a pan de manila store just two blocks away from our place.. we always get our freshly baked pandesal there.. masarap sya kasi traditional oven-baked at walang preservatives..

kat said...

waaa kalooy..ang pandesal gi balot sa plastic maygani kay sosi ang tatak..nyahaha. inig uli nimo Dhemz, dgahana jud kaon ug pandesal kay inig balik nimo diha, years na pod bilangon para maka kaon ka ug atong pandesal..hehe

BTW, naka vote nako, bitaw diay why kaya naa lang japon tong dating participants...tanggalon na lang unta to or maoy ibutang sa sidebar, tapos yong current contest ang nasa gitna...ahak man ning hostt nila oi... anyways balik na pod ko ugma para comment/vote hehehe. hayyy maayo unta kadaug ang kulot.

Khim said...

pandesal...bali dugaya nako wala kakaon ana...nangita kog recipe wala man koy nakit-an oj..naa ka recipe Dhemz?

pwede ngayo...? hehehe

nag-vote nako Dhemcy sa imo dalagingding...

Lindz said...

oh that's yummy

Cecile said...

nah sarap naman ng pandesal; siguro mahal yan kay sa red ribbon naman diay nimo gipalit!

eden said...

nagpalit sad ko ug pandesal ganina dhemz. mingawon man gud mi usahay. si dorothy pwera buyag kusog kaayo mokaon..

shydub said...

My gosh kinsa gd intawn dili lamian ug pan de sal, lami na barato pa. Lami na siya ipamahaw with sunny side up egg ahhh kalami bayot.

Panghatag kuno dha ug pandesal mura daghan na siya dha da.

Mommy said...

Kining pandesal swak na basta naay tapad nga kape.... hehehehee.. dudo dayon... hehehehhehe

Manang Kim said...

Wow pandesal sarap isawsaw sa mainit na kapeng barako na ang palaman eh margarine. ^_^

chubskulit said...

sarap, penge ng isa!