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Pan de Siosa

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 40 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 21 1x
  • Category: Snacks
  • Cuisine: Filipino


Pan de Siosa is a Filipino type of pull apart bread which is known for its soft texture and its generous toppings of butter, sugar and cheese.


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  • 4 cups high grade flour
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tsp white sugar
  • 2 1/4 tsp yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 3/4 cup warm milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 1 tsp salt


  • melted butter
  • white sugar
  • grated cheddar cheese


  • 1 large egg, beaten


  1. In a bowl combine yeast, warm water and 1 tsp white sugar. Set it aside until foamy.
  2. Place yeast and water mixture in a stand-up mixer together with the rest of the bread ingredients.
  3. Using a kneading hood, mix everything in the lowest speed for 5 minutes. Increase speed to the next speed setting then continue to mix/knead for 10 minutes. At this stage it should be elastic and stretchy, if not continue kneading for 5 more minutes.
  4. Remove mixing bowl from mixer, shape the dough into a large round ball, place it in a large bowl then cover it with a damp cloth. Place bowl in a warm location and let it rise until the size doubles.
  5. This can take between 1 1/2 hours to 3 hours depending on the humidity and temperature you left the bowl. You can also prepare this a day in advance and once the size doubles place it immediately in the refrigerator to stop it from rising, then just continue on the next day.
  6. Remove the dough from the bowl, gently deflate them then divide into 21 to 24 portions. Shape each portion into a small ball then arrange them in three 9-inch round baking pan spacing them evenly. Set this aside then cover it with a damp kitchen towel then let it rise until it doubles in size.
  7. Once dough is ready, brush top with beaten egg then bake in a 180C preheated oven for 18-20 minutes or until the buns are lightly golden.
  8. Remove from oven, pour melted butter on top, sprinkle it with generous amounts of sugar and grated cheese.