Wednesday, June 6, 2012


Ensaimada is a  delicious bread that is popular in Philippines. This bread originated in Spain and  was introduced to Filipinos from former Spanish territories in the country. Until now this bread is one of the most wanted bread in Philippines. Personally I love this bread that is why I tried making it and the result is fine, that is why I wanna share the recipe that I followed and here it is.

5 cups flour
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup fresh milk or whole milk (warm)
3/4 cup melted butter
3 teaspoons yeast
3 eggs
1 cup grated cheese


1. Dissolve the yeast in the warm milk for 10 minutes ( put the yeast and leave it for 10 minutes then mix)
2. Mix all the dry ingredients, make a well in the middle, then crack the eggs and beat it there.
 3. Then pour in the butter and milk with yeast dissolved in it, mix well and fold the mixture, then knead  until you form a dough.
4. Let it rise for 2 hours by covering it with a damp cloth.

after letting it rise, the size doubled
5. After 2 hours knead the dough for a while then slice it, make sure each slice should be around 80 grams to make one serving of bread.

6. Flatten each portion then put some grated cheese and roll it.
 7. Then twist it and form it like a knot ( like the picture below) and let it rise for 45 minutes.
 8. After 45 minutes ( it should be double in size too, if not doubled or at least almost doubled let it rise more) bake it in a preheated oven for 15-20 minutes at 180C.
9. When it is done brush it with butter or margarine then sprinkle with a little sugar.


  1. How many ensaymada was made with this measurement? Looks really yummy!

  2. how long do you have to bake it?


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