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Simple Pan Sobao Recipe

Pan Sobao

Pan Sobao has a long history in Puerto Rico, it was customarily made with grease, consequently the name "container de manteca." It is chewy, delicate and somewhat sweet. We went through various plans and tested a great deal to make the ideal interpretation of this Puerto Rican top choice.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 200 kcal



  • 1 tbsp warm water
  • 1 tbsp bread flour
  • 1/4 tsp active dry yeast

Bread Dough

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 1/2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1/8 cup lard
  • 2 cup bread flour
  • 1 tsp kosher salt



  • Make the poolish in a little combining bowl by blending as one the bread flour, water, and yeast. Cover the bowl with cling wrap, and permit this to sit at room temperature for eight hours. Following eight hours, move it to the refrigerator for an extra 24 hours (or until prepared to make your bread). Try not to permit to age longer than 24 hours.

Bread Dough

  • An hour preceding blending the bread mixture, eliminate the poolish from the cooler and permit it to come to room temperature.
  • In the bowl of a stand blender, mix together 3 tbsp of the warm water, the sugar, and the yeast. Permit the yeast to sprout for five minutes.
  • Include the fat and the room temperature poolish with everything else, trailed by the remainder of the warm water. Blend on medium speed for 2 minutes, or until joined, utilizing the oar connection.
  • With the blender running on its most reduced speed, step by step add 3 cups of flour to the combination, trailed by the salt. When the combination appears as though a thick hitter, change from the oar connection to the batter snare.
  • With the blender on low, bit by bit add the excess flour to the bowl. Contingent upon your height and how damp the day is, you might utilize pretty much flour than this formula calls for.
    Permit the blender to manipulate the mixture for ten minutes. The mixture will pull away from the sides of the bowl and start moving up the snare. The mixture ought to be versatile and delicate, however not tacky.

Ferment the Dough

  • Eliminate the mixture from the blending bowl, delicately oil the bowl with a modest quantity of vegetable oil, and set the batter back into the bowl. Turn the batter over so the oiled surface is on top, then, at that point, cover bowl with plastic film.
    Spot the bowl into an in an unheated broiler, or in a microwave. Permit the bread to mature for one hour or until it's multiplied in size with the entryway shut.

Shape the Dough

  • Punch down the mixture after the maturation time has slipped by to disperse the carbon dioxide that has created in the batter. Overlay the batter over itself, 3 or multiple times, to circulate the yeast and direct the temperature of the mixture. Rearrange the blending bowl over the batter and permit it to unwind for five minutes.
  • Divide the ball of dough into two equal pieces. Use the sides of your cupped handsto rotate the dough into a smooth ball. Cover the dough with a kitchen or tea towel and allow the dough sit on the countertop for 10 minutes.
  • Shape the dough into 12" logs by pushing the ball of dough back and forth between the fleshy parts of your hand and the countertop. After you've shaped the dough, put it onto a parchment-lined half sheet pan.
    Spot the skillet into your unheated broiler, yet this time turn the stove light on. Confirmation for 30 min 60 minutes, or until multiplied in size. The mixture should spring back leisurely when you gently contact its surface.


  • While your mixture is sealing, preheat your broiler to 400°F. Spot a cast iron skillet into the broiler simultaneously, setting it above, or underneath, an unfilled rack.
  • When the bread is finished sealing, cautiously, add two cups of ice to the cast iron skillet that is in the broiler. Close the entryway rapidly to forestall a lot of steam from getting away and permit the steam in the stove to develop for five minutes.
  • Immediately put the skillet of sealed mixture onto the unfilled broiler rack and heat for 15-20 minutes, or until the bread is brilliant brown and sounds empty when tapped.
  • When the bread has gotten done with heating eliminate it from the broiler and permit it to cool for five minutes. Eliminate it from the dish and set the portions on a cooling rack to cool totally.
    Appreciate quickly or store* for some other time.


*A speedy note about Pan Sobao: I've gotten remarks about the pleasantness of my dish sobao. Container Sobao shouldn't be syrupy. It ought to have some pleasantness, however less so that it's detectible. All things considered, you whenever experienced childhood with super-sweet dish sobao you might need to build the measure of sugar to 1/4 cup or 1/2 cup. You'll have to diminish the preparing temp by 5°F (395°F) to represent the overabundance sugar.
Enclose individual portions by cling wrap and spot into bread sacks to freeze.
Dish Sobao freezes well for a long time.
Cooler note:
I normally suggest preparing the container sobao just subsequent to making the mixture, then, at that point, freezing them in light of the fact that frozen and defrosted batter don't ascend as high as they would when newly heated.
In the event that you intend to freeze the crude mixture, defrost the panned portions totally in the ice chest. Whenever they're defrosted, haul them out of the refrigerator and give them around 1/2 hours to confirmation (or ascend) in a warm climate. Then, at that point, heat them as coordinated.
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