Monday, January 9, 2012

A native filipino bread known as Binangkal / Sesame Balls

A native bread originated in Cebu Philippines very much popular to “Bisayan’s” people who are living in Visayas and Mindanao region in the Philippines.
Roundshape dough with a nice crack in the middle filled with sesame seeds which can only be kneaded by hand to achieve its unique dough texture /characteristics.

  • 2 cups 3rd class flour
  • ½ cup of 1st class flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 tsp of margarine
  • 1 pinch of carbonato/manyako
Mix up all ingredients then knead it “cut and fold direction” and has to be dry and cracky texture then mold it into balls, wet it with a small amount of water before rolling it to your sesame seeds.