Pan de Sal  
Recipe Number: 1274069532
Contributor: Miulang
Ingredients
2 C warm water (110 degrees F)
2 tsp Active dry yeast
1/3 C White sugar
1/4 C Vegetable oil
1 1/2 tsp Salt
6 C All purpose white flour
Bread crumbs (optional)
Cooking Instructions
Put warm water, yeast and 1 tsp. sugar in a small bowl; stir to dissolve yeast and set aside. In a large mixing bowl, combine the remaining sugar and the oil and mix until smooth. Add the salt, 1 C of the flour and the yeast mixture; stir well. Add the remaining 5 C flour, 1/2 C at a time, until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl (can use a stand mixer with a dough hook). Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth, supple and elastic, about 10 minutes. Lightly oil a large mixing bowl and place dough in it and turn to coat the dough with oil. Cover with a damp cloth or plastic wrap and let sit in a warm place until the dough doubles in volume, about 1 hour.



Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and divide into 4 equal pieces. Form each piece into a 1/2" in diameter log. Cut each log into 1/2" pieces and place on 2 lightly greased baking sheets about 1/2" apart. Sprinkle with bread crumbs. Cover the rolls with a damp cloth and let rise until doubled in volume, about 20 minutes.



In the meantime, preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Bake at 375 degrees F until golden brown, about 20 minutes.
Additional Comments
Makes 20-24 rolls. Dinner rolls that are eaten in Filipino homes. Requires very few ingredients. The breadcrumbs are optional, but the authentic pan de sal have them sprinkled on top. Can be reheated in the microwave to make tender again.