Pandesal Recipe

Pandesal or Bread of Salt (which is also the title of a popular short story written by NVM Gonzales) is probably the most popular bread in the Philippines. Pandesal is the favorite “agahan or almusal” (breakfast food) of most Filipinos.

Pandesal can eaten plain or with filling. It is best to have it while freshly hot from the oven. Common fillings or palaman for pandesal are: Cheese pimiento, Cheez Whiz, a slice of cheese, coco jam, butter, and liver spread.


In the Philippines, most bake shops and bakeries sell Pandesal. Sometimes, this is sold in rolling stores (usually a honking bicycle with a big box on the back). When purchasing from a neighborhood bakery, be sure to be there before 8 in the morning because the supply runs out after that time.

Pandesal can also be eaten as it is. I like having pandesal along with hot coffee. I am one of those people who loves to dip it in hot black coffee. How do you eat pandesal?

Try this easy Pandesal recipe and let me know what you think.

Pandesal Recipe
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 8
  • Serving size: 8
    Cuisine: Filipino Recipe
    Prep time: 
    Cook time: 
    Total time: 
    • 2 cups all purpose flour
    • 2 cups bread flour
    • ½ cup white sugar
    • 5 tbsp butter, melted
    • 1 tsp baking powder
    • 1¼ cup fresh milk, warm
    • 1 pouch rapid rise yeast
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 1 cup bread crumbs
    • 1 piece raw egg
    • 1 tbsp cooking oil
    1. Combine the yeast, sugar, and warm milk and stir until the yeast and sugar are fully dissolved
    2. In the mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients starting with the flour then the sugar, salt, and baking powder . Mix well by stirring
    3. Add the egg, butter, cooking oil, and yeast-sugar-milk mixture in the mixing bowl with the dry ingredients then mix again until a dough is formed. Use your clean hands to effectively mix the ingredients.
    4. In a flat surface, knead the dough until the texture becomes fine. For faster and easier kneading, you may use a Stand Mixer with dough hook.
    5. Mold the dough until shape becomes round then put back in the mixing bowl. Cover the mixing bowl with damp cloth and let the dough rise for at least 1 hour
    6. Put the dough back to the flat surface and divide into 4 equal parts using a dough slicer
    7. Roll each part until it forms a cylindrical shape
    8. Slice the cylindrical dough diagonally (These slices will be the individual pieces of the pandesal)
    9. Roll the sliced dough over the breadcrumbs and place in a baking tray with wax paper (makes sure to provide gaps between dough as this will rise later on)
    10. Leave the sliced dough with breadcrumbs in the tray for another 10 to 15 minutes to rise
    11. Pre-heat the oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes
    12. Put the tray with dough in the oven and bake for 15 minutes
    13. Turn off the oven and remove the freshly baked pandesal.
    14. Serve hot. Share and enjoy!


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    1. tnx for this recipe,i tried already and it’s really really fantastic.

    2. grateful says:

      Do you have the pan de sal meat roll recipe? I’ve been searching it everywhere but couldn’t find it. I would so appreciate it very much if you can publish one…good to see it in the panlasangpinoy you tube as well.
      Thanks so much and more power to you!

    3. I’d like to try this Pandesal recipe.
      Im carving for this already.


      Jack -

    4. Hi.ask ko lng po if there is any alternative for yeast?coz I couldn’t fine one here in england or perhaps they’re just using a different names/brand and packaging?thnx

    5. tomilinda says:

      Thanks again..Mr.PP can u tell me if i can do baking on an electric oven ,i dont have gas oven yet..can you please give me the exact baking temperature using the electric oven?thanks always !God bless your daily routines..

    6. Calvin Poe says:

      Grabeeeeeee!!!!my first pandesal is click na click sa aking family and friends…weekly na nga po ako gumagawa and some said that i could put up a bakery and i just smile….dito kasi walang pandesal, so miss na miss namin eto….A big Thank you po and more power…..GOD bless… i will wait for more recipe …

    7. Kuya, why my yeast is not bubbling?

    8. Hello po, I just made siopa asado and pandesal from your own recipe and it came out really good,very delicious. Thank you sooo much for the recipe.

    9. jhoanne says:

      hello just want to ask if can I use active dry yeast instead of the rapid rise yeast?

    10. hi, ask ko lang how small is the pouch of rapid rise yeast? kase what i have is the big one, mga 250 grms, or how many grams did you put in your recipe?

    11. kuya, pag hindi po b nagamit lahat o nabake ang dough… pde bng istore ang natirang dough sa ref? how long po pde sa ref? pde bng ilagay ko s isang plastic bag? thanks po ulit. more power and Godbless.

    12. elena a. schulze says:

      Thanks a lot…i can bake pandesal with your help from now on. More success to your team.

    13. what kind of cooking oil did you use? is it vegtable oil?

    14. thanks for the recipe, i miss our pinoy pandesal so im excited to try this,kaya lang mine was sticky, as of now im waiting for it to rise, so i’ll check it in an hour…as i watched the video, your dough is beautiful…hmmm, what went wrong with mine, did i add too much milk? my cup is 250 ml, is it the same with yours? thanks once again…

    15. Melissa says:

      I made pandesal with another recipe and it tasted liked monay instead…haha I tried this recipe and it turned out great! Everyone loved them and it tasted like pandesal! Thanks!

    16. Lolo Pitoy says:

      Meron akong ilang katanungan … i dont have gas oven, can i use turbo broiler instead of an oven ?? it can get hot also up to 250C. About flour, pede din ba yung flour na kalimitang nabibili dito sa pinas, either by weight or by sack …di ba yun din ang ginagamit sa mga bakery sa pinas ???

    17. Sure Aileen, but there will be a slight difference in the quality.

    18. Carolyn Manlulu says:

      Thanks for the pandesal recipe it is really good. esp my husband is impressed. Thanks and more power to you. God Bless

    19. Haeja Min says:

      how come in some recipes I’ve searched online don’t use milk and eggs?

    20. just wanna say that ur recipes r easy to understand,d ingredients r not that complicated…i juz made a pandesal and d result was satisfying..thanks a lot!!!

    21. HI!!! may i ask, can i use margarine intsead of butter??? may effect ba sa quality? thank you!

    22. First Time Baker says:

      Hi Panlasang Pinoy!

      I am sooo glad I came across your site. I tried my first batch and it turned out so perfect, I thought I bought the pandesal from our corner bakery in the Phils! =) Needless to say, my family are soo impressed, because cooking nor baking was never my forte. A lot of people been asking for the recipe, I have directed them to your wonderful site.

      Thanks again for sharing your knowledge. Mabuhay ka! =)

    23. Emma B. Mitchell says:

      all purpose flour and bread flour are the same. I’m confuse about this.Thanks

      • Emma, they are different. Bread flour has high gluten content compared to all purpose flour. It also contains small amounts of barley flour which helps the yeast and adds elasticity to the dough.

    24. Dimples Madrid says:

      Thank you for this recipe. I enjoy watching your step by step video. Hope you could feature how to make Special Bibingka made of Rice flour/galapong with cheese and salted eggs toppings (yung pag Christmas lang natitikman). God Bless you!

      Dimples of Baguio City

    25. Do you sell DVD for your recipes?I need to buy one! You’re great!Thanks.

    26. Glenelyn says:

      Wow,may recipe din po kayo ng pandesal. Now I can make this lovely bread in our own kitchen. :D

    27. the baking demo is very exciting to see. I have one question po. Can i use coupon bond in lining my baking tray instead of wax paper since I don’t have it at home. thanks po.

    28. carminana says:

      kuya, what if I don’t have cheesecloth? is it okay?

    29. hi, just want to ask kung ganu kadami if ung saf instant yeast ang ilalagay ko? and need pa ba ilagay sa milk ang i-set aside if ung instant yeast ang ilalagay ko?

    30. hi,what is the measurement or the amount of the yeast,coz i will use different brand of yeast,rapid rise yeast is not available here in oman…thanks