Sunday, March 10, 2013

pan de mallorca recipe and the vegg contest winner

Pan de Mallorca – vegan, at last!
UPDATE:
3/15/13: Elizabeth: If I don't hear from you by Sunday, we will be choosing another winner for the free packet of The Vegg. Email me pronto, girl! [Done deal, 3.17.13. Congrats, Nomstoppable.com]


As I mentioned a few days ago in my review of The Vegg, I wanted to veganize Pan de Mallorca forever. This light, eggy Puerto Rican roll is eaten for breakfast or is used to make sandwiches. Since egg yolks are such an important component, I was only able to successfully create a plant-based version after The Vegg – the new vegan egg yolk substitute and wonderfood – came out.

Okay, before the healthy food police start hating on me [wink-wink], I admit my guilt. Yes, my Pan de Mallorca is made with white flour, and it's not exactly health food. All I can do is calmly recite my mantra: "Everything in moderation, including moderation."My everyday diet is exceptionally healthy – and I hope yours is, too. But I'm human and like/need to sin every once in awhile. It keeps life fun and balanced.

Dusted with powdered sugar, these are delicious with tea, slightly warmed
This recipe is not difficult but you do have to be at home to supervise the three dough rises. That saidm, this is a perfect rainy or snowy day project.

Before I give you the recipe, I'd like to announce the 2 lucky winners of a packet of The Vegg. Drumroll.....Congratulations Elizabeth [who wants to make her grandmother's rice omelet] and Cadry's Kitchen [who wants to make "egg" noodles]. Email me, ladies, and we'll send out your prizes.

3.17: Congratulations, Nomstoppable.com! [Sorry, Elizabeth. Never heard from you.]

Pan de Mallorca


  • 1/2 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 1/2 tsp yeast
  • 3 cups white flour, divided [give or take]
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp The Vegg plus 1/4 cup water [Whiz in blender, per package directions]
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 stick Earth Balance, melted, divided in half [Plus even more if you are a hedonist]
  • About 1/4 cup powdered sugar, for dusting

Makes 6 rolls

Warm milk and water in microwave or saucepan until it reaches wrist temperature – not too hot, not too cold. Using a mixer, with whisk blade, add yeast, 1 cup flour, and sugar. Cover and let rise for an hour in a draft-free place [I used my proofing function; hooray for new ovens!]. The mixture will be foamy and smell slightly yeasty.

Add the rest of the flour, plus The Vegg, vanilla, salt and half the melted Earth Balance. Once again, cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 mins to 1 hour.

On a floured surface, roll or press dough out into a rectangle then roll rectangle toward you into a log, similar to how you form cinnamon rolls. Cut log into 6 pieces. Place them on oiled cookie sheet, then gently brush with the remaining Earth Balance.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Let the rolls rise for about 30 minutes. If you are a true hedonist, then you can brush once more with melted Earth Balance after this rise. then bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden.

Dust generously with powdered sugar just before serving.

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8 comments:

Mattheworbit said...

these look absolutely delicious! we've been testing a vegan egg yolk by a cookbook author friend, so i'm looking forward to seeing if it works in this!

VeganWoman said...

I have not tried this before. This looks great! Thank you for sharing!

Joey said...

Everything in moderation? I'm impressed. I'm not sure I'd be able to keep my hands off these for long!

Cadry's Kitchen said...

What gorgeous looking rolls! When it comes to treats, I figure if a person who regularly noshes on kale salads and green smoothies can't justify a good pastry every once in a while, who can? :)

I'm so excited that I was a giveaway winner! Thanks! I've never made homemade noodles before, but I'm looking forward to giving it a go!

Amey said...

excellent! I can't wait to try these! It's funny, just yesterday I was thinking "I wonder if there are any recipes that use more than 2 rising cycles?" Question answered!!

Hannah said...

I've never heard of these pastries before, but now I feel as though I can't live without them. Oh, do they look tempting! Make them in advance and it sounds like the perfect lazy weekend brunch treat.

Millie said...

I'm very impressed to see that you made a common pastery bread we eat in PR so much into an egg free delight...good job Dynise...4 **** stars to you.

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Elizabeth said...

Oh, bummer - sorry I didn't contact you, but this didn't come up in my Bloglovin feed until today. Hope the winners enjoy it!