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Special Ensaymada

This is the softest ensaymada you'll ever make. Made of egg yolks, lots of butter, sprinkled with sugar and cheese on top.

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What you need

01 Bread flour & All Purpose flour

02 Pure unsalted butter

03 Sugar

04 Egg yolks + Whole eggs

05 Milk

06 Yeast

06 Cheese for topping

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Tips on How to Make Ensaymada

Froth the yeast


Use LUKEWARM milk with a temperature of around 40C/105F. If the liquid is too hot the yeast will die. Tip: Make sure yeast is not past its expiration date.

Use cold semi-soft butter


Semi-soft cold butter is HIGHLY recommended for this recipe as it helps the dough become less sticky.

Knead the dough


Knead the dough until smooth and elastic. Using a stand mixer is the most practical way of doing this, not to mention a time-saver!

Rising time


Ensaymada is an enriched bread which means it is high in fat. Thus, its rising time is longer compared to regular yeast bread.  

Shaping the ensaymada


Traditional ensaymada is shaped like a coil or rolled spiral.  In this recipe, I will show you 2 WAYS of shaping it–the EASY WAY & TRADITIONAL WAY.

Bake and let it cool


Bake in the oven and cool completely before spreading the butter-sugar mixture. Don't forget to sprinkle the cheese on top.

Bread bun

Make it even more special

Ube Ensaymada

Monggo Ensaymada (Panaderia-style)

Your favorite ensaymada made even more special with ube and munggo (sweet mung bean paste) filling.