Pizza Pandesal

It’s been quite a while since I last made this. Our oven was broken and it took few months to buy a new one. Now that I am free, I decided to do one of my all-time favorites: pizza. But with a twist! Instead of the usual crust that can be bought in supermarkets, I opted to use a local bread pandesal.


The dough for this traditional bread is rolled to achieve a pillow-soft texture, and then dusted with bread crumbs prior to baking. It is a popular breakfast staple, usually dipped in hot chocolate or coffee. Others prefer putting peanut butter, cream cheese, or strawberry jam.

The toppings are pretty much the same as your average pizza. It’s now up to you to customize according to your liking. Mine goes like this:

slices of SPAM
pineapple chunks
store-bought pizza sauce
grated cheese
diced carrots
onion rings
potato cubes


For starters, preheat the toaster for at least 2-3 minutes. Toast the bread for a minute and spread the sauce on top.

Afterwards, you may add in your toppings (mine were potato cubes, onions, carrots, pineapple bits, and slices of SPAM.) And of course, do not forget the cheese. I like mine pretty much covered, though. Toast again for 3-5 minutes, until cheese melts. By the way, I use a minimum of 8 pandesals (8 x 2 = 16 mini pizzas) for this. You can also make pizza loaves, if you want it bigger. See picture below:


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So what do you think? Anyone can make this anytime, with minimum cost. Best part is you can create or innovate your own style. Any topping is acceptable, as long as it’s edible. Try it now!


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