10 creative ways to serve the humble pandesal

It’s a situation every mom faces daily: providing meals at home without boring the family and breaking the budget—and it all starts in the morning.

While breakfast seems to be a simple meal to prepare, it pays to have an inventive mind to make the most out of your household’s morning staples such as pandesal. It may be considered as the go-to bread for many Filipino families, but there’s more to eating pandesal than just having it on-the-go.

Here are 10 sulit ways moms can serve pandesal for their families to enjoy more:

1. Pandesal à la Mode
With the weather becoming warmer, nothing beats a refreshing meal. Pandesal a la Mode is a dessert idea that is perfect not just for kids, but for adults too! Create it at home by grilling your pandesal halves and topping them with scoops of your favorite ice cream. Finish the meal with chocolate syrup and whipped cream.

2. Hawaiian Pizza Pandesal
You can never go wrong with pizza. Turn your pandesal into a pizza crust by spreading it with tomato sauce, cheese, and pineapple bits before popping them all in the oven.

3. Macaroni Salad with Pandesal Croutons
If you’re aiming for a healthier option, make tasty croutons out of your pandesal. Simply slice the bread into cubes, then sauté them in butter and olive oil. Bake them before sprinkling into the likes of a bowl of macaroni salad. The combination of pandesal, cooked macaroni, carrots, onions, pineapple bits, chicken strips, cheese, and a good spread such as Lady’s Choice Mayo Lite will surely fill the tummies of your family.

4. Lady’s Choice Pandesal
The simple goodness of bread with spreads will always be a breakfast favorite. Add zest to your pandesal with Lady’s Choice Breakfast Sulit Pack. It’s simple to prepare and very filling too! One pack of Lady’s Choice Breakfast Sulit Pack is only P10—and it’s enough to give flavor to as many as 5 pieces of pandesal. With chicken, bacon, and mayonnaise flavors to choose from, your family will sure enjoy every bite of pandesal.

5. Pandesal Eggs Benedict
Treat your family to a fusion of American and Filipino breakfast favorites with Pandesal Eggs Benedict. Simply top the pandesal with crispy bacon, poached eggs, and hollandaise sauce. To make your own hollandaise sauce, whisk together lemon juice, butter, and a pinch of salt.

6. Pandesal Toast Toppers
Make mornings at home festive by turning pandesal into an instant party favorite with Pandesal Toast Toppers. Simply slice the pandesal in half, toast them lightly, and serve with different toppings such as avocado with pesto or bananas with peanut butter. For more meaty flavors, put on some equally delicious spreads like Lady’s Choice Tuna, Bacon, or Ham Spread.

7. Cowabangga Burger Pandesal
For something heavier, you can stuff pandesal with thin slices of roast beef, tomato, onions, and cheese. To give it an extra meaty flavor, you can add a spoonful of Lady’s Choice Roast Beef Spread. This works for lunch and merienda too.

8. TGI (Thank God It’s) Adobo Pandesal
If Filipino food is more preferred at home, why not stick with the classic adobo? Fill the pandesal with shredded adobo meat and drizzle some sauce on it. This works well even if your adobo is already a leftover from the previous night’s dinner.

9. Pandesal Soufflé
Speaking of leftovers, if you have excess pandesal at home, don’t throw them out just yet! Instead of throwing them out, you can turn them into Pandesal Souffle. To make this, just break the pandesal into small pieces and put them in a mixture of butter, sugar, salt, and eggs. Bake the mixture until it becomes firm. Sprinkle some raisins or nuts before serving.

10. Pandesal Dipped in Coffee or Hot Chocolate
For lazy mornings, give your pandesal a kick of flavor by simply dipping it in your favorite cup of coffee. Even kids can get their share of fun with hot chocolate. The combination of soft pandesal rolls and delicious hot drinks is sure to perk up your family’s mornings.

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