Thursday, March 13, 2014

How to Make Cheesy Ensaimada

Delicious cheesy ensaimada for the whole family.

3 cups bread flour
2 teaspoons yeast
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1/4 teaspoon salt
200 ml of warm milk
1 cup grated cheese

1. Dissolve the yeast in the warm milk for 10 minutes or until bubbly.
2. Mix all the dry ingredients, make a well in the middle, then crack the eggs and beat it there.Pour in the butter and milk with yeast, mix well and fold the mixture, then knead  until you form a dough. Roll it nicely into a ball. Be sure to knead it very well.

3. Let it rise for 2 hours by covering it with a damp cloth.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.

after letting it rise, the size doubled
4. Knead each portion and roll it into a long dough o that we can make  knot easily.
5. Twist it and form it into ensaimada bun, and let it rise for 45 minutes.
the bun after 45 minutes of rising
 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, and top with grated cheese. Delicious cheesy ensaimada.


  1. Ask ko lang po ano pwede i substitute sa bread flour? Wala kc ako makitang bread flour dito sa lugar namin. Thank you.

  2. May butter po ba sa ingredients?

  3. I used margarine for this, but you can replace it with butter

  4. Hi. You mentioned butter in the instructions but its not listed in the ingredients. Im confused cos how much is used in making the dough and how much needed to brush it when its done. Thank you po.

  5. it's there butter or margarine, in brushing you need only a little.

  6. thank you for sharing your recipes.i try to make ensaimada and it is perfect and yummy . i hope more recipes........ and god bless you..

  7. Is all purpose flour ok to use?

    1. you can use all purpose flour,ut then bread flour is more softer whne making bread.


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