Pan De Sal - Filipino Bread Rolls

Total Time
Prep 35 mins
Cook 1 hr 25 mins

I grew up eating pan de sal for breakfast or merienda (snack). My favorite was Baliwag-style, enriched with milk, butter and egg. Knead dough in bread machine, then shape and bake in regular oven. Breadcrumbs provide that distinctive crunchy crust. Masarap (delicious)! **Dough ball should be as sticky as the back of a Post-it Note. Otherwise, add up to 2 TBL of flour or water, as needed.**

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Microwave milk on High for 30 seconds; Warm uncracked egg to room temperature by placing in hot water for 60 seconds, then beat lightly; Melt or soften butter to room temperature.
  2. Select "Dough" cycle; Add all ingredients, EXCEPT for breadcrumbs, in the order your machine requires.
  3. First Rise: When the machine is done kneading, the dough will be sticky (gooey dough means moist pan de sal); Place dough in a bowl greased with Pam spray and spray top of dough with more Pam; Cover and let rise in a warm place for 45 minutes, or until doubled in volume (To test: gently poke dough with two fingers; if it leaves an impression without springing back, it is doubled).
  4. Second Rise: Gently deflate dough with your fist, then use a plastic spatula to divide dough into 24 ovals and roll them in the breadcrumbs.
  5. Line up ovals in a 9x13" ungreased cake pan with the rolls touching; that way, the pan de sal use each other for height support and not spread out like ciabatta; Let rise a second time for 30 minutes; Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375 deg. F.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes, or until tops are golden brown.
Most Helpful

Tried this recipe and it came out real good just like how I remembered back in the Manila and instead of 1 egg, I used 2 eggs, and it came out great thanks!

rhenjay August 24, 2010

I am from the philippines growing up eating pan de sal in breakfast and move in the usa,ill try to find pan de sal recipe in the internet but everytime I made it,it does not come out good,im glad I found this perfect recipe for pan de sal,it is absolutely breathtaking seems I am a proffesional baker...

ruthe04 September 29, 2009

I tried this recipe and my pan de sal came out great! My husband loves it and could not get enough of it. I only baked it for 10 minutes.

Cookaye January 12, 2009