Pan De Sal

Pan de sal is a traditional breakfast bread from the Philippines. Even though its named literally, translates to salty bread in Spanish, this Filipino bun is slightly sweet with a great mix of texture from the crispy breadcrumb coating and the pillowy interior. I have so many fond childhood memories related to this breakfast bun and as the buns bake in my home oven, the sweet scent helps me reminisce of chilled early weekend mornings when I would walk with my grandma to the local bakery where they bake pan de sal in large outdoor clay ovens. We would walk back home with a brown bag filled with warm buns.