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red velvet pandesal with cheese in halves
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Red Velvet Pandesal with Cheese

The classic Filipino pandesal recipe with an added chocolate flavor, cheddar cheese filling, and red coloring for a new delicious twist. It's great for breakfast, dessert or snacks!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Resting Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 29 mins
Course: Bread, Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 20 pieces
Calories: 109kcal


  • 1 cup whole milk warmed at 150 degrees Fahrenheit
  • 2 teaspoons instant dry yeast
  • ½ cup  granulated sugar + 1 tbsp white sugar divided
  • 2 ¼ cups bread flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon red food coloring
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese cut into cubes
  • ½ cup fine bread crumbs


  • Combine warmed milk, a tablespoon of white sugar, and instant dry yeast in a bowl and allow the yeast to activate, about 10 minutes, then set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add bread flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, granulated sugar, salt and whisk until combined.
  • Then add the yeast mixture, vegetable oil, vanilla essence, red food coloring, and mix until the rough dough forms.
  • Using the dough hook attachment, knead the dough for 12 minutes.
  • Then place the dough in a greased bowl and cover with cling film and allow  it stand for 1 ½ half hours or until doubled.
  • Punch the dough and divide the dough into 20 equal portions.
  • Then flatten the dough, add in the cheese cubes, seal, and shape into a ball.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment.
  • Then, roll the dough into the breadcrumbs and place the prepared dough into the prepared baking sheet.
  • Cover with a moist clean towel and let it rise for another 30 minutes.
  • Bake in a preheated oven for 14 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Allow it to cool for a bit before serving.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 109kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 73mg | Potassium: 83mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 48IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1mg
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