Make Ensaymada

How to make ensaymada?

What are the ingredients to make ensaymada?

Discussion about bread and Filipinos will consider round, delicate, sugary, and rich ensaymada, a prevalent Filipino bread that is so well-adorned in the Philippines it can both be purchased at neighborhood pastry shops for conventional people and served at very good quality eateries for well-obeyed supporters.

Truly, ensaymada can go from conventional to uncommon.

In any case, it tastes yummy!


  • It is best to mix the dough the night before. That way, it will have ample time to proof.
  • Baking can take place the next morning.
  • To make other versions of ensaymada, you can replace the cheese in the dough with ham, sweet chorizo, ube paste, or macapuno filling.
  • Some alternatives to butter for the topping are buttercream, salted duck eggs, or even chocolate spread.
  1. In a large mixing bowl, pour in water.
  2. Add in the honey.
  3. Add flour.
  4. Sprinkle with salt.
  5. Add cheese.
  6. Mix everything thoroughly. It is best to use hands for this step.
  7. With the exception of the softened butter, add the rest of the ingredients.
  8. Knead for about five minutes. For this step, it is best to use a mixer turned at low speed.
  9. Transfer mixture to a bowl.
  10. Cover the bowl with plastic.
  11. Set aside for 1 ½ hour.
  12. Punch down dough.
  13. Divide into servings weighing 60 grams (a little over two ounces).
  14. Roll each piece with a rolling pin.
  15. Pat the middle of each piece with softened butter.
  16. Close up the piece over the butter like an envelope, pinch long edges together, and roll it with your fingers into a rod shape.
  17. Coil each rod into a rounded snail shape
  18. Place each roll on a tray.
  19. Place in a refrigerator for eight hours or a warm room for four hours. If you have a proofer, then place the dough there for 1 ½ hour.
  20. Preheat oven.
  21. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes.
  22. Remove from the oven.
  23. Cool.
  24. Pat with butter, sprinkle with sugar and place grated cheese on top.
  25. Serve.
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