Pan Blandito (Soft Bread Rolls)
- 1 cup warm water (100ºF - 110ºF)
- 2 teaspoons dry yeast (or 1 packet, approx. 7 grams)
- 1/4 teaspoon white granulated sugar
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
- 3 cups bread flour (480 grams, but you can also use all-purpose flour, about 420 grams)
- 3 tablespoons white granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 egg beaten
- Mozzarella cheese cut into 4-inch pieces optional
- Guava paste cut into 3-inch pieces optional
For me, one of the best pleasures in life, is eating freshly baked bread and then spread a little bit of butter on top. It's simply awesome! The best bread to do that with is definitely Colombian soft bread, which isn't really a Colombian recipe, but it's so famous in Colombia that we claim it as our own.
But it's true, this bread is so basic and so delicious that you can find it in many other countries. Here in the US we just roll them into small balls to make dinner rolls that are served with all kinds of food. In Colombia, we simply roll them in and many times we fill them with cheese and every now and then we'll also add some guava paste.
You can serve this soft bread at any time of day and with any kind of food, you can even serve it with Colombian tamales!