Free ‘pandesal’ for city residents

first_imgThe Uygongco Flour Mill volunteered to provideflour while the Carlos Uy Corp. would supply the other needed ingredients. It can also be complemented with butter,margarine, cheese, jam, peanut butter, chocolate spread, or other fillings likeeggs, sardines and meat. ILOILO City – For 15 days beginning Monday,April 6, residents here will be treated to free pandesal. Pandesal(also spelled pan de sal) is a popularyeast-raised bread roll in the Philippines. It is made of flour, eggs, yeast,sugar and salt. Three companies are joining forces to producethe popular bread so no one would go hungry while the city is under an enhancedcommunity quarantine to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). “Angimportante makalampuwas kita sini nga dala naton tanan nga mga Ilonggo.When we get through this, hopefully, no one will be left behind,” said Treñas. Individual loaves are shaped by rolling thedough into long logs which are rolled in fine bread crumbs. These are thenportioned, allowed to rise, and baked. The enhanced community quarantine will end onApril 14 unless lifted earlier or extended.center_img Around 43,000 pieces of “Ilonggo pandesal” would be baked and distributed daily, according to Mayor Jerry Treñas. Angelina Bakeshop would bake the pandesal. The city government woulddistribute the bread. Treñas lauded the three home-grown companiesfor their “sense of bayanihan.”  Most bakeries bake pandesal in the morning for breakfast consumption, though some bakepandesal the whole day./PN “They are doing this for the love of IloiloCity,” he said. Pandesalis most commonly served hot and may be eaten as is, or dipped in coffee, hotchocolate or milk. last_img read more