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!
on Pan de sal
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.
This is so impressive naman! And the buns look so tasty pa. :)
-Toni Wifely Steps
I dream of bread
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.

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!

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