Cheesy Ensaymada

This bread called Ensaimada or Ensaymada originally come from Majorca, Spain ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ, but spread throughout the Philippine and many places in South America.

Since it is sweet and creamy, it is best paired with hot coffee or tea, and hot chocolate or even soda. This fluffy, creamy bread is great for afternoon snack. Or it can be used as a gift for your friend, relative during holiday season. Now I want to share this recipe. It’s easy to make.


  • 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour 
  • 1 tbsp instant yeast 
  • 1/2 cup full cream milk 
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar 
  • 1 tsp salt 
  • 6 egg yolks 
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter 
  • 2 tbsp powder milk 
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese 

For Topping;

  • 1/2 cup softened butter 
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese 
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar 


  1. Dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup warm milk and set aside. In a bowl of stand mixer with dough hook, combine flour, sugar and salt. Mix at low speed until fully combine.
  2. Then add the yeast mixture, egg yolks beat for 2 minutes at low speed then increased to medium high until combined. Then add the chopped butter continue beating until the gluten is developed then stop the stand mixer cover the dough with plastic wrap and let rise for about one hour at room temperature.
  3. Punch down the dough and divide into 8 pieces and roll out the piece thinly into rectangle, sprinkle the generous amount of grated cheddar cheese, roll into a long rod and twirl into shape, locking end to seal. Repeat the process until all done.
  4. Place each pieces in a greased Ensaymada mold, let it rise until it double the size at room temperature. Then bake for 17 minutes at 325 F or until golden brown.
  5. Let cool the bread then release it from the mold . Brush the top with softened butter and sprinkle sugar and grated cheddar cheese. 

Hope you give a try for my recipe ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™.


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