Philippines - Spanish Bread

Philippines - Spanish Bread Recipe

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This recipe has been posted here for play in CQ3 - Philippines. Found at website:

Soft and fluffy yellow rolls with a sweet butter filling. It takes one bite to understand why this bread has been a Filipino favorite for ages! The best way to eat these is warm. With or without coffee.

1. Water that is too hot kills the yeast so make sure that the water temperature is around 100 to 110 degrees F.
2. The recipe author stated that she used 3½ cups PLUS 1/4 cup flour before the dough came together.


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3 Hr 45 Min
30 Min



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    ¼ cup warm water, 100 to 110°f*
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    2 teaspoons active dry yeast
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    1 teaspoon sugar
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    3½ cups all-purpose flour, or more if necessary
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    ⅓ cup sugar
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    1 teaspoon salt
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    ½ cup milk
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    ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
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    2 large eggs

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    ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
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    1 cup breadcrumbs
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    1 cup sugar

How to Make Philippines - Spanish Bread


  1. In a measuring cup, mix together water, yeast, and the 1 teaspoon sugar. Let stand for 10 minutes until mixture is foamy and has doubled in volume.

    (If not, check if the water might have been too hot and repeat the process.

    If yeast still does not double in volume then it needs to be replaced.)
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer (or a large bowl if kneading by hand), whisk together the flour, sugar, and salt.

    Add milk, melted butter, eggs, and yeast mixture.

    Combine using a spoon until almost all ingredients are incorporated.
  3. Set bowl onto the mixer and using the dough hook, knead mixture until a smooth and elastic dough is formed.

    Add more flour if necessary**.

    Dough should still feel a bit moist. (Alternatively, dough may be kneaded on a clean surface dusted with flour until smooth elastic.)

    Transfer dough to a lightly greased bowl and cover with plastic wrap.

    Let rise until doubled in size, about three hours.
  4. Once dough has risen, punch down the dough and transfer to a clean work surface.

    Divide dough into two equal parts, then shape each part into a log.

    Cut into eight equal parts with each piece weighing about 2-1/2 ounces (70 grams).
  5. Roll each small piece into a 3-by 5-inch rectangular sheet.

    Brush with melted butter, then sprinkle generously with breadcrumbs and sugar.

    Starting from one corner, roll dough towards the opposite corner.
  6. Sprinkle the rolled dough with more breadcrumbs and sugar.

    Place seam-side down on a greased baking sheet.

    Let the rolls rise for another 30 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).

    Bake until golden brown, about 15 minutes.
  8. This bread is best eaten warm.

    Leftovers can be frozen in a zip lock bag for up to a week.

    Toss frozen rolls in the microwave and reheat for 30 seconds.

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About Philippines - Spanish Bread

Course/Dish: Other Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Filipino

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