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Ensaymada (D, TNT)
Yield: 1 large bun/loaf

Part 1:
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine

Part 2:
1/2 cup lukewarm water
1 tbsp. sugar
2 packages (2 tbsp.) dry yeast

Part 3:
4 cups sifted flour
6 egg yolks, slightly beaten

Make Part 1:
Scald milk and water. Add sugar and margarine to hot liquid until melted. Let cool.

Make Part 2:
Dissolve yeast in lukewarm water and sugar.

Make Part 3:
Combine all ingredients. Mix very well. Cover and let rise for one hour.

Divide dough into two parts. On clean counter or table, spread margarine liberally to coat. Butter hands also to prevent sticking. Beat your dough by throwing repeatedly on buttered counter top (about 10 times).

Divide into desired size balls and roll into a long rope. Wind rope in circles, forming a bun. Place on foiled baking sheet about 4" apart. Let rise 40 minutes.

Bake at 350°F degrees for 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Let cool. Top with melted butter or margarine and dip in sugar.

Poster's Notes:
Somebody asked for a Filipino recipe. Here is some thing with some patcherei, but the finished product is a 10! We had it from a Filipino bakery. Ensaymada is a Filipino roll that is sprinkled with sugar and sometimes cheese. It can be eaten as a breakfast with coffee, or as a snack during the day. The process is very time consuming due to the amount of time needed to let the dough rise, however, the results are delicious and more satisfying knowing you made it yourself.

Posted by Moshe Reuter

Nutritional Info Per Serving: N/A