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pan de sal!

heehee. i told you guys i was on a baking streak ;-) this however, isn't from julia child. it's a modified and scaled-down version of the one marketman posted aeons ago ;-) this recipe should yield about 8-10 smallish pan de sal.

i must confess that this is my second attempt to make pan de sal. the first didn't turn out so well because i was too impatient to wait for the yeast. so, that's one lesson learned ;-) patience is a virtue!

A: first, mix a tsp. of sugar, 1/2 tbsps yeast, and 3 tbsps lukewarm water (i mixed 1 tbsp cold with 2 tbsps hot) in a cup and leave for 10 minutes (patience!). the mixture should turn frothy, with lots of bubbles on top.

B: (prepare after the yeast has been proofed) combine 1 large egg, 1 tsp of salt (less if you want a sweeter bread; add a bit of sugar too), and 1 tbsp. of oil. prepare 1/3 cup boiling water and add to the egg mixture while beating vigorously. Combine A + B mixtures.

C: Measure 2 cups of flour into the food processor with the dough attachment and slowly dribble in the wet ingredients until fully incorporated. Pulse 10-15 times until dough collects at one side of the bowl. Dump the dough into a bowl and let rest for 5 minutes. After resting the dough, hand-knead at least 50 times on a lightly floured surface. Form into a ball, put it back into the bowl, cover with plastic wrap and a towel, and leave in a warm place to rise for 2 hours. After 2 hours, the dough should have about doubled in size. Prepare a bowl of breadcrumbs (i simply pulverized the crumbs i usually use for tempura in a mill). Divide the dough into 2 and form logs. Cut it up into buns, cover each piece in breadcrumbs and lay on the baking sheet. Leave the dough for 1-2 hours for the final rise. Preheat oven to 180C then bake the bread for 12-15 minutes.



the dough after 2 hours. parang siopao no?


the dough after the 2nd rise. i decided to form buns and rolls. i lightly spread the inside of the rolls with a combination of dulce gatas, butter, and sugar. I wanted to go for the spanish bread effect, but the bread wasn't of the consistency and texture i was looking for.


the final product, which J and I ate for breakfast today. yummers!
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(Anonymous)
Lucky Juls, he has you for a wife, cook na manananahi na architect na "whose got all". Thanks for the postcard Ccaryn. Though it arrived late, i am so happy with the thought. Happy 2010.
(Anonymous)
This is so impressive naman! And the buns look so tasty pa. :)
-Toni Wifely Steps
I dream of bread
(Anonymous)
One of my frustrations is baking. I can't bake and can't learn because we no longer have an oven. How sad is that. But I'll keep a recipe of this bread, in case I get the chance of doing it someday. Homemade bread is love.

gene
http://gene-experiments.blogspot.com
(Anonymous)
wow! that looks yummie, caryn! congrats! i've also bee wanting to bake breads for the longest time. mahilig kasi ako sa bread! yummy! :)

btw, received the christmas card! thanks! thanks! merry christmas and happy new year to you and jules! mwah!

kg
yum! yum!
(Anonymous)
uhmmm...looks so yummy naman. how i wish na sana meron din akong talents & patience in baking. ~eds (http://loveandlife-cute.blogspot.com)
Re: yum! yum!
try and try ;-) my first few attempts were horrendous disasters, but of course i didn't post about them. ehehe.
(Anonymous)
Lovely!
So trying that this weekend!

--TPS