Pan de Sal is a Filipino staple bread and we are very familar with this bread. Breakfast will be incomplete without pandesal when you are having a cup of coffee.


1 tablespoon shortening
1  cup warm water
1  tablespoon sugar
2 & 1/2 teaspoon dry yeast
1 tablespoon salt
5  cups sifted flour
1  cup boiling water
bread crumbs ( for coating )

How to make Pandesal

  • Combine shortening, sugar, salt and boiling water in a large mixing bowl.
  • Cool to lukewarm. Add warm water and sprinkle in dry yeast.
  • Stir until well blended. Let stand 5 minutes.
  • Add flour gradually and turn out on a light floured board.
  • Knead until smooth and brush with shortening.
  • Cover and let rise in warm place until double in size.
  • Punch down and turn out on a lightly floured board.
  • Divide dough into 24 equal parts and shape into ovals.
  • Roll in bread crumbs. Place on greased cookie sheets.
  • Cover, let rise in warm place.
  • Bake at 425° F 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.