a recipe for a traditional bread enjoyed in the Philippines. yum!
1 packet active dry yeast 2 and 1/4 teaspoons
1 and 1/4 cup milk heated to 110 F
4 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour divided
1 tsp salt
½ cup sugar
1/3 cup canola oil or butter (melted)
2 large eggs lightly beaten
1 Tbsp Go-Lacta® Powder
1. You will need 2 separate bowls.
2. The first bowl (Bowl A), stir together the warm milk, yeast and about a tablespoon of the sugar. Let this mixture stand until it is foamy.
3. The second bowl (Bowl B), combine 4 cups of flour and salt.
4. Once the yeast mixture in Bowl A is foamy, add in the eggs, sugar and oil to this. Gradually add the flour mixture which is in Bowl B to the yeast mixture, about a cup at a time while stirring with a wooden spatula or spoon. Briefly mix everything together until dough forms.
5. Once all ingredients are mixed in, start kneading the dough. You may also use the hook of a stand mixer.
6. After ten minutes of mixing, gradually sprinkle little amounts of flour to the dough (about a tablespoon at a time) to help in the kneading process.
7. Continue to knead until the dough gathers in the center and is cleaning the sides and bottom of the bowl. This should take about 20 minutes or so and you should only have used up to 1/2 cup of flour.
8. Gather the dough into a ball. Place it inside a bowl, cover with a kitchen towel and let stand in room temperature to rise for an hour, or until size is doubled. Meanwhile, line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
9. Divide dough into 30 equal sized portions. Flatten, smooth, roll, twist and shape each piece like a pretzel about 2 inches in size. Cover the rolls with kitchen towel and let rise for 30 minutes.
10. Preheat oven to 350 F. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the top is lightly golden. Serve warm. Store leftovers in a tightly closed container at room temperature.