Thursday, December 23, 2010

fresh and hot...

hot pan de sal is a big part of the filipino traditional breakfast that goes with that cup of morning coffee.  my mom would pick up freshly baked pan de sal from local pan de sal bakeries such as red ribbon, manila bread basket, and valerio's just to name a few.  it was so much cheaper to buy them...$1.50 for 1 dozen.  why make them if they are that cheap?  well, unlike the S.F. bay area/Nor Cal...Charlotte does not have a huge filipino population.  There are no pan de sal bakeries. i grew up eating pan de sal and so did my kids but once we moved to Charlotte we've missed them so!  however, when my parents do fly in from CA they bring a box filled with bags of pan de sal to split between mine and my sister's family but unfortunantly they don't last too long.  The only way for me and my family to enjoy fresh pan de sal is to make them myself.
i have tried many a recipes but haven't come across one that ever came out right or taste like any of the pan de sal i grew up eating until today.  this recipe is definitely going to be a keeper and i will now be making fresh pan de sal for my family from this day forward!

bon appetit!

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4 comments:

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

you are killing me with these images!!!!! i love hot pan de sal - and you are right...there is nothing like the ones in the philippines. yum!

Small Burst said...

yummmm.....can i please have your pand de sal recipe??? Iove the smell of fresh baked pan de sal. It just brings me back home.

stephanie said...

If you don't mind me asking, where did you live in CA before you moved to Charlotte? We have tons of Red Ribbons around here! By the way, the bread looks delicious!

jen@odbt said...

Can you please share your recipe? I am drooling right now :)