A traditional Filipino snack can easily be recreated in your home. When making this snack, keep in mind that you can never have it rise too long. The longer you rise the dough for, the ensaymada will be even fluffier.



Step: 1

Dissolve yeast and 1 tablespoon sugar in 1/2 cup water.

Step: 2

Combine remaining water, egg yolks, flour, 1 cup sugar, 2/3 cup melted butter, milk, and salt in a bowl. Stir in yeast mixture until a dough forms. Transfer to a floured surface and knead until dough is smooth, elastic, and no longer sticky, adding more flour as needed.

Step: 3

Place dough into a greased bowl and let rise until doubled in size, about 2 hours.

Step: 4

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Step: 5

Divide dough into 1-ounce balls. Roll out each ball into a thin rectangle and brush with remaining 1/3 cup melted butter. Roll dough lengthwise and shape. Place onto a baking sheet. Cover and let rise until light and dough is soft, about 30 minutes.

Step: 6

Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown and easy to pick up off of the baking sheet, about 15 minutes.

Step: 7

Remove from the oven and brush warm tops with melted butter, dust with sugar, and sprinkle with Cheddar cheese. Serve warm.


Per Serving: 155 calories; protein 2.7g; carbohydrates 17.6g; fat 8.3g; cholesterol 73.4mg; sodium 135.5mg.

The best flavour of the flour can make a real difference to your bread. Different makers do vary. Great taste or Canadian flours, which are bet higher in gluten, may give you a best rise than standard dough flours – especially if you’re make wholemeal dough , which not always rise as well as white bread.

To made this in a breadmaker , add all the ingredients to your breadmaker and follow the makers instructions.

A bread first rising can be make in the fridge 24 hours . This slows down the time it takes to rise to double its size, giving it a deeper flavour. It’s also a great timesaver , as you can work it yesterday , then clear it off the next day.

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