Filipino Spanish Bread – My Recipe Reviews

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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, are we missing a trick here? How can a bread be called “Spanish” but still be 100% Filipino?

This post is a part of the Filipino Bread series. This series aims to promote well-loved Filipino bread to everyone. Check out the other posts included in this series: #FilipinoBreadSeries .

It’s no secret that Spain had influenced the Philippines in so many ways. Three centuries of Spanish rule had left an indelible mark on Filipino culture.  One area that had definitely benefited from Spanish influence is food, which accounts for why some Filipino dishes look more similar to European dishes than to their Asian counterparts.

But what does three centuries of Spanish colonization have to do with Filipino Spanish Bread? Well, absolutely nothing! Sorry to string you along but all my Googling came up with zilch to tie this bread to Spain! Let’s just put it down to our ancestors’ quirkiness in naming food.

Spanish Bread is easily identifiable by its shape. This sweet bread is rolled and is often smothered with breadcrumbs. Its filling is made of (surprise, surprise) butter, sugar, and more breadcrumbs. There are several ways to achieve the distinctive shape. One option is to cut the dough into smaller pieces and then to shape them into ovals.  Starting from the bottom, you then roll the dough diagonally.

I wanted to do something different with my version. I’ve always been fascinated with croissants and crescent rolls so I decided to shape my Spanish Bread in a similar fashion. I started by dividing the dough into three. I rolled each portion until I had a 12″ circle, which I then divided into 12.

In hindsight, I could have just divided the circle into 8 but I was happy with the end product. The first batch that I made were too big and puffed up too much in the oven.

And I just remembered a much easier way to shape the bread. Instead of rolling into a circle, you can roll the dough into a rectangle and divide it into 4 squares. You can then cut each square diagonally to end up with 2 triangles.

They were perfect for dunking in coffee.

Whoops, I dropped a piece completely.

It’s fine. I had more. 33 more to be exact. I quickly transferred another one to my plate. No one will know I took an extra piece (except you guys of course).

Delicious filipino spanish bread

Spanish Bread is lightly sweetened and filled with a butter and sugar filling. The dough is rolled and smothered in bread crumbs.
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 36 yield
Calories 124 kcal


  • 240 ml milk
  • 2 eggs large
  • 540 grams 4 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 110 grams 1/2 cup sugar
  • 35 grams 1/4 cup milk powder, optional
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 57 grams 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened

For the filling:

  • 113 1/2 cup grams unsalted butter, softened
  • 56 grams 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 110 grams 1/2 cup sugar


  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon


  • Combine milk and eggs in a bowl.
  • Mix in flour, sugar, milk powder, salt, and yeast. Knead until the dough is beginning to come together. Add the butter in batches while continuing to knead the dough.
  • Knead until dough is soft and elastic (until windowpane stage). Form into a ball and transfer to an oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let it rest for 1-2 hours or until the dough has doubled in size.
  • For the filling: Cream butter, sugar, bread crumbs, and cinnamon (if using) together.
  • Transfer the dough onto a well floured surface. Punch down the dough to slightly deflate.
  • Forming the Spanish Bread: There are 3 ways to shape the dough:

Method 1:

  • Divide the dough into 3 portions. Roll each portion to form a circle. Divide into 12. Spread enough filling on each piece. Starting from outer edge of the circle, roll each piece inwards. Roll each piece in bread crumbs and place onto a baking sheet.

Method 2:

  • Divide the dough into 36 equal pieces. Shape each piece into a ball. Flatten each piece and spread filling on top. Starting from the bottom right side, roll diagonally upwards. and roll it in bread crumbs.Roll each piece in bread crumbs and place onto a baking sheet.

Method 3:

  • Roll the dough to form a rectangle.Divide the rectangle into 18. Divide each square into 2 triangles. Spread filling on each triangle. Starting from the longest side, roll each triangle. Roll each piece in bread crumbs and place onto a baking sheet.
  • Cover the shaped dough and rest for 15-30 minutes hour or until the dough has puffed a bit. Preheat the oven to 350F/180C.
  • Bake the Spanish Bread for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.



 Just follow the steps above to make your very own delicious and unique cheese bread. Have you tried Milky Filipino Cheese Bread before?
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Filipino Spanish Bread – My Recipe Reviews

If you like sweet food, you will love the deliciousness of Milky Filipino Cheese Bread. This bread has the perfect combination of milky flavor and sweetness, and you’ll never get bored with it. In this article, we’ll go over the ingredients and prepare the bread. You can also comment on how to make this delicious treat.


You can make milky Filipino Cheese Bread at home easily using a bread maker or stand mixer. This delicious bread is made with milk, butter, eggs, and flour. It is coated with a soft streusel of creamy cheese. You can also use vegan flour substitutes. Make it as soft and delicious as your favorite bakery. Make sure to use the proper ingredients for the recipe. It is a simple recipe for a delicious and soft cheese bread roll.

First, prepare the dough. This is a very easy recipe, but the cheese filling melts out of the bread while baking. Instead, use cream cheese, which can hold up to baking and retain lots of cheese inside the bread. Once the bread is cooled, you can roll it into a ball and put it in the fridge. It can also be frozen and stored in a ziploc. In the Philippines, you can buy several types of bread.


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Milky Filipino Cheese Bread is a delicious bread dish that is commonly found in the Philippines. This soft, rich and dense bread is made from flour, butter and eggs. The top layer is covered with a creamy cheese streusel. You can serve it for breakfast or for a quick midday snack. To serve it as a dessert, simply add jam or sugar. The ingredients are similar to those used to make Ensaymada, but the method is different.

Ensaymada is a type of brioche-like pastry topped with grated cheese. It is considered one of the most popular snacks in the Philippines. The word ensaymada translates as “floured dough” in Spanish. This bread is commonly served as breakfast or as a dessert, and is made with flour, butter, sugar, and eggs. Once it is made, the dough is proofed until it doubles in size.


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If you’re looking for a delicious Filipino bread recipe, you’ve come to the right place. Milky Filipino Cheese Bread is made from flour, eggs, butter, and cheese. Then, a soft streusel is sprinkled on top of it. While it’s similar to Ensaymada, there are some important differences in their preparation. Read on to discover how to make them and start enjoying a delicious snack!

This delicious milky bread is perfect for breakfast or a quick snack. This simple recipe requires just basic baking skills and will leave you satisfied. You’ll want to leave a few minutes between batches of dough to let them rise. Then, they’re ready! Whether you choose to serve these delicious treats with butter and jam, your family will be delighted! Make a batch today and share your favorite snack with friends and family!

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If you love milky and sweet treats, you’ll love this deliciously easy to make Filipino cheese bread. In the past, Filipinos only purchased this sweet treat from local bakeries. These days, you can make your own at home using warm whole milk, granulated sugar, and active dry yeast. These are all common ingredients in any baking recipe. After mixing all the ingredients together, prepare the bread by sprinkling sugar over the top. Then, bake it for about 47 minutes until it is golden brown. Then, top it with cheese streusel and enjoy!

To make the perfect milky Filipino cheese bread, you must first prepare a dough. This dough must be fluffy, soft, and slightly sweet. Then, add cheese, ube jam, and/or a filling. The bread is the perfect breakfast or snack! Be sure to add ube halaya or cream cheese to the dough to make it extra special! If you want a healthier version of this dish, try substituting cream cheese for the ube.

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