Filipino Style Spanish Bread

Spanish Bread is a popular afternoon snack in the Philippines. It has nothing to do with the Spanish bread of Spain Pan de Horno except maybe that they share the same form but the Filipino version of Spanish bread has a sweet buttery filling in it.

Learn how to make delicious Filipino Spanish Bread with this easy to follow, step-by-step instructions.

Ingredients:


Dough:

1 Tsp. vanilla
3 – 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp instant dry yeast
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 Tsp salt
1 cup warm milk
3 Tbsp melted butter
3 Tbsp. canola oil
1 egg

Filling:

1/2 cup butter
2 teaspoon flour
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/8 cup milk
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
butter for brushing

Breading:

2 Tablespoon milk
1/2 cup bread crumbs


Methods:


In a big bowl, mix together flour and yeast. In a smaller bowl, combine sugar, salt, milk and butter. Warm liquids in the microwave for 1 minute. Remove from microwave and add the egg and beat several times until well blended.


Pour the liquid mixture over the flour mixture and fold until dough forms. Knead the dough on a clean surface dusted with flour until it becomes smooth and elastic, about 10-15 minutes.


Form the dough into a ball and place the dough in a greased bowl cover with a kitchen towel or plastic wrap and place it in a warm area and let it rise until it doubled in size. Depending how warm it is, could take 45 minutes to an hour.


Meanwhile, prepare the filling. In a saucepan over medium-low heat, melt butter. Add the flour and 1/4 cup bread flour and mix well. Once it starts to boil, add water or milk, sugar, salt and rest of bread crumbs. Cook until it gets thick. Remove from heat and continue stirring until it forms paste-like texture.


Punch down the dough and divide into 14 equal parts using a knife of dough slicer. Roll each piece in a long triangle. Brush the middle part with butter then spread filling on the surface leaving about a centimetre around the edges unfilled. Jelly-roll from the wider end towards the smaller end.

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SPANISH BREAD BY LUCELLE


Brush each rolled dough with milk then roll it on a plate of breadcrumbs and place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper: make sure that the end part sits at the bottom so it won’t open up while baking. Cover with a kitchen towel or cling wrap and let them rise for another 20-25 minutes. Remove cover before baking.


Place the baking sheet on the middle rack and bake at 150°C for 25 minutes.

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