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Pan de Siosa is all topped with cheese, butter and sugar in the baking pan.
5 from 2 votes

Pan de Siosa

Pan de Siosa, a soft, pull part bread topped with generous toppings of butter, sugar and cheese! It is a delightful bread that you will surely make again and again. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine Asian, Filipino
Keyword pan de siosa
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
rise times for the dough 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 47 minutes
Servings 14 buns
Calories 268 kcal
Author sanna


  • 1/4 cup warm water 105-115 F
  • 2 and 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
  • 3/4 cup warm milk 105 F
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 large egg beaten, for egg wash

For the Toppings

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • sugar for sprinkling
  • 1/2-3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine yeast, warm water and about a teaspoon of sugar. Let this stand for 5 minutes, or until it is foamy. Add milk, egg, softened butter, sugar and salt. Stir everything with a wooden spoon. Add flour gradually while stirring, just until the dough gathers in the center of the bowl, forming a soft, shaggy mass. You may not need all of the flour.

  2. Turn the dough over on a lightly floured surface. Knead until the dough is smooth, elastic and can stretch thinly. Add flour sparingly as needed to help when the dough sticks too much to the board or your hands. Shape it into a ball and place it in a bowl. Cover the bowl with a kitchen towel and let rise for 1 to 1 and 1/2 hours, or until the size is doubled.

  3. Gently deflate the dough and divide to 14 portions. Shape each portion into a smooth ball and arrange them on two greased 9 inched baking pan, spacing them evenly.

  4. Cover the pans loosely with a kitchen towel and let the dough rise once more, for about an hour or until the size has doubled. Preheat oven to 350 F. Beat one egg and brush the surface of the rolls.

  5. Bake the pan de siosa for 18-22 minutes at 350 F or until the buns are lightly golden. Brush the surface with melted butter, sprinkle with sugar and top with the shredded cheese.

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Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Pan de Siosa
Amount Per Serving (1 bun)
Calories 268 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 61mg20%
Sodium 296mg13%
Potassium 76mg2%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 6g12%
Calcium 57mg6%
Vitamin A 410IU8%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.