Here I am with another Filipino favorite, the classic, the bread roll of the Philippines…Pandesal! These are everything you are looking for in a classic pandesal – soft, airy, and slightly sweet. This recipe obviously requires no egg and is also dairy-free. Just because it’s vegan, doesn’t mean you won’t get the same great tasty results! So get your coffee and favorite filling ready because you are gonna want to make this recipe!
Every country has its favorite bread, the French have their Croissants, Italians have their Focaccia, and the Philippines have their Pandesal. Pandesal or Pan de Sal (Spanish) which translates to salted bread (the Filipino version is actually sweeter than salty) is soft and fluffy and is covered with breadcrumbs. And as we all know, bread rolls are usually eaten during dinner. However, In the Philippines, they are served during breakfast or even as a midday snack, but never during dinner. I know, it sounds weird, but that’s how we do it!
Whenever I visited the Philippines, my grandma would go out early in the morning and get a fresh batch of pandesal for our breakfast. I will never forget those moments because it was a time for our family to spend time together. I still eat this for breakfast, usually plain and dipped in coffee, but I also love to slather some peanut butter on it as well! It’s just the best, such a simple snack/breakfast.
If you tried this recipe, let me know what you think in the comments below. You can also share it with me on Instagram, just tag @flouredframe. I would love to see your recreations! Happy baking!