Seriously Soft Filipino Pan de Coco

Today’s recipe is for another local bakery standby – the Pan de Coco. Pan de Coco is a soft, coconut-filled bun that is a popular snack in the Philippines. Like most Filipino breads, its name comes from Spanish and literally translates to coconut bread. It’s cool to note that other former …

Crowd Favorite Milky Filipino Cheese Bread

I wasn’t a big fan of breads back when I was a kid but I have always had a soft spot for some yummy Filipino Cheese Bread.  I used to always go to the market with my mom to do some weekly grocery shopping and we would always stop at a …

August Bakealong Challenge: Golden Foccacia

Yes! I’m alive! And back with August’s Bakealong Challenge: Golden Foccacia. Ok, first off, I’d like to apologize for not posting anything for some time now. I’ve been busy (again) with work and kinda fell off the inspiration wagon along the way. I’ve been active in Instagram though, so you can …

Delicious Filipino Spanish Bread

Welcome to the second part of this series on Filipino Breads.  Today, I’m going to share with you how to make Filipino “Spanish” Bread. Yup, you read the name right. This is one of the more popular and common breads in the neighborhood bakeries in the Philippines. Filipino Spanish Bread? Whoa, …

The Softest Ever Pandesal (Filipino Bread Rolls)

My first attempt at making pandesal was a major disaster.  The rolls were tasty but rivaled a blackhole in density. Because they were so hard, eating them felt like I was eating stones.  Since then, I swore never to make pandesal in my entire life again.  Up until last week, that is. …

April Bakealong Challenge: Chocolate Babka

Welcome to April’s Bakealong Challenge, the Chocolate Babka! Perhaps I should start off by saying that I had no idea what a babka was before I started this challenge. Yeah, how sad is that. But the fact of the matter is, I was no bread eater and the bakeries back home …

Fluffy Hot Cross Buns for Easter

How’s your week so far? ?  Easter is just around the corner and I can’t wait to roll up my sleeves and work in the kitchen. You know what else I look forward to? Fluffy Hot Cross Buns. Back when I was younger, we observed Holy Week in a more somber …

March Bakealong Challenge: Butterflake Herb Loaf

I’ve been meaning to join the King Arthur Flour Bakealong Challenge since the beginning of the year but unfortunately my schedule (and my laziness) prevented me from joining in until this month.  But by dint of sheer persistence (aka giving pep talks to myself), I managed to bake this month’s bakealong …