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Easy Ensaymada Recipe

Easy to follow recipe, even for the first time ensaymada baker.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Resting Time2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time3 hrs 20 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: bread, ensaymada, pastry
Servings: 16
Calories: 276kcal


  • Oven


  • 1 cup warm milk, (I used evaporated milk)
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening (or butter), softened
  • 3 1/2 cups flour, (all-purpose or bread flour)
  • 3 pcs egg yolks
  • 1 1/2 tbsp dry instant yeast
  • 1/4 tbsp salt

For the Frosting and Toppings:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • grated processed cheddar cheese, (Eden/ Cheezee/ Ques-O)


  • In a large bowl, combine and mix all the dry ingredients: flour, sugar, yeast, and salt.
  • Add-in the shortening and egg yolks.
  • Gradually add-in the milk while mixing the ingredients.
  • If you have an electric mixer, mix for 3-5 minutes at medium speed. You could also mix manually. Take note that you will be having a sticky dough at this point.
  • Rest for 2-3 hours.
  • Afterwards, cut the dough into 16 pieces.
  • Using a rolling pin, roll each piece and then brush with softened butter.
  • Form a small log and then shape into a spiral over a baking sheet/ baking pan lined with baking wax paper. (if you don’t have wax paper, you can brush the baking sheet/ pan with softened butter).
  • Allow to rest for another 30 minutes. Preheat the oven at 150 C.
  • While waiting, prepare the frosting by mixing ½ cup softened butter and ½ cup powdered sugar.
  • Bake the ensaymada for 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
  • Brush with the frosting and top with grated cheese.
  • Serve and enjoy!


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Nutrition Facts
Easy Ensaymada Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 276 Calories from Fat 131
% Daily Value*
Fat 14.5g22%
Saturated Fat 6.7g42%
Cholesterol 59mg20%
Sodium 168mg7%
Potassium 82mg2%
Carbohydrates 32.5g11%
Fiber 0.7g3%
Sugar 11.6g13%
Protein 4.5g9%
Calcium 51mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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