Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Controversial Pan de Regla

When I posted in Facebook that I was baking Pan de Regla, I received comments immediately!  Some were curious and intrigued and the others started remembering what this bread is.  It's amazing to read their reactions to the name of this bread.  They began searching for pics and one of my friends and a former collegue even posted them on her FB wall.  They also shared the bread's different names --- kalihim, kabukiran, pan de pula, ligaya, floorwax etc.

When my husband asked what is the meaning of the name, I had to explain it hehehe...he said "of all the names, why that? yuuuck!" But what's in a name anyway?  As long as it tastes good, that's the important thing...and my husband proved it true...because he was the one who ate most of the bread.


no. 3 basic dough recipe
1 egg beaten for glace
7 pcs stale bread (edges removed)
1 1/2 c fresh milk
2 - 3 eggs
1/2 c granulated sugar
2 tsp vanilla
food color

While the dough is set aside, start preparing the filling.
Pour in the milk in a bowl. 
Add in the rest of the ingredients (except bread and food color) and mix.
Add in the bread (just shred using your hands) and make sure that they absorbed the liquid.
If you have a food processor, puree the filling there. 
If you're using a blender, you need to use a colander with bigger holes to remove the tough bread.
You can also use your electric mixer and then use colander afterwards.
Transfer into a non stick pot and add the food color (half a teaspoon will do or you can add more if you want).
Put the stove on a low fire and keep stiring the filling mixture until it becomes thick.
Let it cool for a bit.
Transfer the filling in a cling wrap (length size of a ruler or a foot). 
Roll the filling and seal the cling wrap.
Refrigerate for until it sets.

Roll out the dough (about 2 inches longer than the rolled filling).

Place the rolled filling in the middle of the flattened dough.
Fold the shorter sides of the dough.
Fold the longer sides of the dough towards the top covering the filling.
Seal with beaten egg.

Use a fork in making holes in the dough.

Brush with the beaten egg on both sides.
Place in a pan with the folded sides on the bottom.
Bake for 35 minutes in 180C or until the top looks like this.

A comment or two will be appreciated...



  1. I am so excited that I found this recipe. Thank you so much for posting it!! I'm going to make it this Sunday and will let you know the outcome. Fingers crossed!!

  2. Mmm balintawak! I always wondered how this was made!


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