Senorita Bread: A Delicious Tradition with Global Origins

List of Pertinent Information about ‘Señorita Bread’:
– Señorita Bread is a Filipino Spanish bread with a sweet caramel filling.
– It is often eaten for breakfast or as a snack.
– The recipe has been veganized to make it eggless and dairy-free without sacrificing flavor.
– Señorita Bread is similar to Pandesal, a small roll made with enriched bread dough, butter, sugar, and breadcrumbs.
– The name “Señorita Bread” was created by a Filipino couple who migrated to California in the 1980s and opened the first store under the name Quinley’s Filipino Bakery. The couple later changed the name to Starbread Bakery.
– The origin of the name “Señorita bread” is unclear, but it is often served at Mexican restaurants and is enjoyed by people of all ages.
– The bread is made with wheat flour, melted butter, sugar, breadcrumbs, and eggs.
– The recipe for making Senorita Bread includes the ingredients for the dough: plain flour, melted vegan butter, organic castor sugar, non-dairy milk, active dry yeast, and salt.
– The recipe also includes the ingredients for the sweet filling: vegan butter, organic brown sugar, fine breadcrumbs, and non-dairy milk.
– The preferred method is to use a hands-free stand mixer for kneading the dough.
– Important steps in the recipe include stirring melted butter with breadcrumbs, placing parchment paper on a baking tray, placing the sweet filling in a bowl, and dusting breadcrumbs on a plate.
– It is recommended to spray oil on the work surface and rolling pin.
– Adding more flour to the dough should be avoided as it will make the bread denser.
– The dough should be kneaded for a couple of minutes on an oiled surface to remove bubbles.
– The dough should be divided into four equal portions and each portion further divided into four smaller portions.
– Each smaller portion should be rolled into a triangle shape and spread with a spoonful of sweet filling before rolling it into a cylinder.
– The cylinder should be rolled in breadcrumbs and transferred to a baking tray.
– The recipe yields 16 pieces of bread rolls.
– The bread rolls should be covered with a damp towel for 30 minutes before baking.
– The oven should be preheated to 180°C/356°F.
– The baking tray with the bread rolls should be baked for 20 minutes until golden brown.
– Senorita bread is best served warm and can be enjoyed as a snack, for breakfast, or with spreads for brunch.
– Senorita bread can also be cooked in an air fryer by adjusting the temperature and time.
– The bread rolls can be frozen in a ziplock freezer bag after cooling completely and should be thawed before reheating.
– To reheat, wrap the bread rolls in foil and heat in a preheated oven or air fryer at 350°F for 5-6 minutes or microwave for 10 seconds.
– After baking, the rolls should be allowed to cool for 10-15 minutes before serving warm.

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