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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Pan de Sal - Finally

Pan de Sal - Finally

So in the past couple of weeks, I have been obsessed with Pan de Sal.  The main reason is that I miss really good homemade Pan de Sal.  The Pan de Sal at the Filipino store is ok when I just need some but nothing replaces home made Pan de Sal.  There is a debate between myself and The Husband.  The first part of it is, should the Pan de Sal be sweet or not too sweet.  Next was whether to add egg or not.  Every recipe I was able to locate really did not have egg but I decided to try it out anyway.  On my last entry Whole Wheat Pan de Sal, I actually used an egg in the recipe and instead of butter as I have done prior, I used shortening.  I tried about 10 different recipes.  Some good and some really really bad.  Lets just say, The Daughter has been playing with them as blocks.  I finally was able to get a good batch that even pass the inspection of The Husband.  That is one inspection that I hate doing. 

Here are some pictures of my path to success.  Unfortunately, I don't have my first couple attempts.  It was way to sad to share.  Ok, they are actually on the broken camera :D.  Sorry about the quality, my camera is still broken.

Experiment 6

You would think this is a good batch...Nope..Too Hard and not as sweet.
Lets try again

Experiment 8

Better Taste but still A little hard.
The 9th attempt has the be the lucky one right?

Taste much better, softer, but just looks funny.  A day passes, it becomes really hard.  BTW this was The Mother's recipe.  Thanks Mom!

One more try.  Let's see if my Whole Wheat version will work. 


It was soft, light and just enough sweetness.  I checked again this morning, still soft.  We have a WHINNER!

I'm Exhausted.  So What Next?  Kutsinta perhaps.  You are just going to have to wait to find out :D.



  1. I love you post. You are very determined, got to admire that,I would have given up after the forth or fifth time. great job :-)

  2. Thanks, I was just motivated to get it right. My mom was able to do it so I figured I am too.