Easy Pandesal Recipe With Alaska Fresh Milk

This quarantine period gave me the time to do the things I've been wanting to. Less commute and getting stuck in the traffic gives me more time to learn new things at home. It all started with a simple ready mix banana cake then I tried making red velvet cake, raisin bread, white bread and the crowd favorite Hokkaido Milk Bread during the quarantine. Just recently, I bought a stand mixer so I can easily whip up an icing for cake. From all the baked goodies I made, pandesal is my favorite. So today, allow me to share my recipe for Pinoy Pandesal.

Hot Pandesal

My Love For Pandesal

Last week, I tried baking pandesal again for the 5th time. My first two attempts failed. Bread was  tough, it's probably because of under proofed dough. Because I love pandesal for breakfast, I really want to learn how to make homemade pandesal from scratch.

Now, let me share with you my recipe for pandesal. I'm so proud of myself I made it, perfect pandesal. The bread was cooked just the way I want it - soft and lightly crusty outside. 

Making breads, it is important not to short cut the procedures. I'm referring to proofing and kneading. Work on the dough until it becomes smooth. Proper kneading and proofing are the secrets in making pandesal. Using the right ingredients will render delicious, fluffy breads. If you like it buttery and tasty, use milk instead of water. For this recipe I use Alaska Fresh Milk 1 1/2 cup preheated in the microwave for 15 seconds. Make sure it's not too hot when you add the yeast in it. 

Alaska milk is high in vitamins and minerals our body need everyday. I love using Alaska milk products in the kitchen, whether I'm making dessert or main course. I make sure I have stock of Alaska All-Purpose Cream for my favorite cream-based food. With these two, you can whip up a delicious homemade Spanish bread filling.

Easy Pandesal Recipe Using Alaska Fresh Milk

Ingredients in Making Pandesal

4 cups All Purpose Flour
2 tsp active dry yeast
1 and 1/2 cup warm milk (I use Alaska Fresh Milk warmed in the microwave)
1 large egg 
1 tsp salt
3 tablespoons margarine
1/2 cup sugar
bread crumbs for dusting pandesal dough
1/2 cup All Purpose Flour for kneading

Procedure in Making Pandesal:

1. Mix together Alaska Fresh warm milk, yeast and a tablespoon of sugar. Set aside until it is foamy. 
2. In another bowl, combine 4 cups flour and salt. 
3. Add one large egg to milk mixture (step 1), remaining sugar and margarine then mix.
4. Gradually add flour mixture to your wet mixture while stirring using a spatula. You will form a shaggy dough. 
5. Continue mixing using a spatula or work with your hand. You can also use a stand mixer and run on medium speed. After five minutes of mixing, transfer your dough in a floured silicone baking mat. You can also work on a wooden counter. Knead until it becomes smooth about 8-10 minutes. Form a ball dough. You can add water if you think that the dough is too dry.
6. Transfer your dough in an oiled bowl and cover with kitchen towel or cling wrap. Let it rest for an hour until it doubles in size.
7. After an hour, dough doubles in size. Gently press the dough to release gas and transfer again in a silicone mat. Divide the dough into two parts and form a long baton. Cut the dough into small equal pieces and form a ball like a regular pandesal. 
8. Smooth and shape each small doughs into pandesal, work on it for about three minutes. 
9. Place the dough in a baking pan with parchment paper. Cover again with kitchen towel or cling wrap for thirty minutes or until it rises and doubles in size. 
10. Meanwhile, pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F or 180 degrees C. 
11. Bake pandesal for 20-25 minutes of until lightly golden on top. 

Freshly Baked Pandesal

Aside from pandesal I also made some spanish bread. To make Spanish bread filling just mix 1/3 cup soften butter, 1/4 cup flour, 1/4 cup bread crumbs, 1/8 cup milk or water, 1 tsp salt, 3/4 cup sugar.

Spanish Bread

Baking is just one of the many things you can do or learn during this pandemic. For me, baking is enjoyable. I love baking late night and early morning. It can be a nice gift to people you haven't seen for a while, beautifully wrap bread in a nice packaging and send them to your friends and relatives. Don't forget to send a love letter.

Alaska Milk Products 

Here are other Alaska Milk Products you should try. This is the first time I saw an Alaska Condensada huge pack, it's a 1Liter tetra pack. It's perfect for the holidays! How about Alaska Condensada Pinoy-flavor hits! I have yet to try Alaska Melon. Of course, there's the original Alaska Classic Sweetened Condensed Filled Milk.

Alaska Condensada

Great for home schooling snacks are Alaska Milky and Alaska Choco. Alaska Yogurt in two variants - strawberry and blueberry for people like me who loves yogurt.

Alaska Milk is having a Tenksgiving promo for the whole month of October where you can get Alaska products for an affordable price without having to leave your home. So make sure to visit their shop on Lazada. Alaska is also allocating 10% of the total sales made during the Alaska 10.10 Sale to provide relief to those heavily affected by the pandemic.

Alaska Milky and Choco

Alaska Milk Products

There you have my easy to follow pandesal recipe. Let me know when you try this recipe. 


  1. Andaming Alaska products 👏 ang sarap ng ginawa mo na pandesal Ms Marj, wala talagang tatalo sa homemade at gawang Alaska ♥️

    1. Thanks Love! Mas masarap talaga pag homemade controlled mo kasi ang ingredients (sugar, salt) and you can add filling na gusto mo. I believe mas matipid din. :)


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