This decadent pan de sal has homemade halaya and gooey cheddar cheese

Baby Pat's Ube Cheese Pan de Sal | Photo: Ching Dee

As the metro enters the ube-cheese pan de sal phase, more and more bakers are coming out with their own version of the classic Pinoy breakfast. And we’re just here thinking “what a time to be alive!”

Baby Pat Breads & Pastries is known for their multi-flavored ensaymadas with the signature colorful wrappers – making it unmistakable at just one glance. This home business in Sta. Rosa, Laguna just launched their own version of the Ube-Cheese Pan de Sal with homemade ube halaya!

“For us Filipinos, pan de sal along with coffee is like a ritual for breakfast, a tradition since time immemorial. I thought it would be innovative to infuse flavors into our staple bread with ube and cheese — flavors that enliven mornings,” Baby Pat Breads & Pastries owner Pearl M. de Guzman shared with Breakfast PH.

You’ll know the difference between Baby Pat’s Ube-Cheese Pan de Sal and the others: The incredibly soft bread, much like their pillowy soft ensaymada.

“This baked creation is soft and filling unlike the regular bakery pan de sal. And in keeping with Baby Pat’s reputation, we bake it with the best quality ingredients,” Pearl explained. “I use cheddar cheese. It blends well with the ube in pan de sal. I cook the ube halaya myself to achieve the consistency that I prefer. I meticulously choose the ube tubers. [It] should be really purple inside when sliced, the most nutritious kind.”

Since it’s newly launched, Baby Pat’s Ube-Cheese Pan de Sal are made-to-order for P300 per box containing a dozen pan de sal. But according to them, they’ll offer it on a daily basis depending on the demand.

For orders and inquiries, contact Baby Pat’s Breads & Pastries at 0933-318-9449, 0917-790-1127 or check them out on Facebook and Instagram.