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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Filipino ENSAYMADA (How To Make Ensaymada)

Ensaymada Rolls

  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. grated cheese (Cheddar or Kraft cheese)
  • 3/4 cup butter melted (or margarine)
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup fresh milk ( warm)
  • 1 pouch rapid rise yeast ( equal to 2 -1/2 tsp.)
  • 3 pcs. eggs
  • In a bowl, combine  warm milk, yeast, and 1/2 cup white sugar. Stir until yeast and sugar dissolves in milk. (Set aside to activate yeast for 15 minutes).
  • In a mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients such as flour, 1/4 sugar, and salt. Mix them well.
  • Add in the eggs, 1/2 cup melted butter, and the activated yeast mixture.
  • Knead the dough until fine texture.
  • Place the fine dough back to the mixing bowl and cover it for approximately 2 hours (allowing the dough to rise).
  • After 2 hours, put the dough on a flat surface and flatten it. To release the air inside the dough, you need to punch it.
  • Divide the dough into four (4) pieces.
  • Roll each piece until it becomes cylindrical.
  • Cut dough into individual serving pieces.
  • Put the sliced individual pieces in a  flat surface. Flatten them using rolling pin.
  • In a cup, combine 1/4 cup melted butter and 1/4 cup sugar  and mix them well.
  • Using a brush and the combined butter and sugar mixture from a cup. Apply a little amount of butter and sugar mixture on the center part of the flatten dough. (Note: only the center part).
  • Put some grated cheese on the painted center area of the dough.
  • Seal the dough by rolling it (Roll it until it looks like roll).
  • In a tray, put wax paper and place the rolls on top and cover it with cloth.
  • Pre-heat the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 10 minutes. 
  • Remove cloth on top of the tray .
  • Bake the dough for 15 minutes.
  • Once cook, remove Ensaymada (Ensaimada) rolls from the oven.
  • Using the remaining butter and sugar mixture, apply butter and sugar mixture on top of each baked Ensaymada rolls and sprinkle  with grated cheese.
  • Serve and enjoy your Ensaymada!

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