Señorita Bread @ Starbread Bakery, Vallejo


Far More Addictive Than They Look.

I’m not sure how to classify señorita bread, nor do I know how it received its Spanish-sounding name. I do know that these almost-bite-sized rolls have their roots in Filipino baking, and so I’m sure that they probably have a much different name elsewhere in the world (such as Southeast Asia). However, at Starbread Bakery in Vallejo, these little treats are simply known by their mysteriously Latin moniker — “señorita bread” — and that’s all you really need to know.

Perhaps more addictive than donuts, Starbread Bakery’s señorita bread is the imagined offspring of Hawaiian dinner rolls and freshly-baked croissants (and if that’s not enough of an endorsement, then I don’t know what else to say). The rolls are baked atop a sugary buttery glaze, which adds a slightly gooey caramel componet to the underside of each. Even more importantly, Starbread Bakery’s señorita bread is served warm throughout the day, and is best devoured fresh, straight from the box.

9 comments to Señorita Bread @ Starbread Bakery, Vallejo

  • Ashlye Robinson

    Wow that pic is making me drool! I now live in Houston TX so i cant get to Star Bread. Here in Houston we have a very large Chinese population so finding good Filipino food is difficult. I really need to satisfy my pregnancy craving of Senorita bread but can only find traditional Pan de Sal. Do you know where in the www i can find the recipe? Please help if you can! Thank you ;}

  • Fred

    This stuff is seriously delicious. I tried some at work (in Vallejo), and am now planning on making a run to the bakery today.

  • Thirsty Reader

    It’s like once you know about it, you can’t be in the neighborhood without going in…

  • Cate

    Re name of the bread…the Spanish imposed their Spanish language as the official language in the 16th century; it remained the official language until American rule in the early 1970’s. Today, their native language is still mixed with many Spanish words.  Moreover, Spanish names are very common.

  • rhonda

    I no longer live in california and i really miss having Starbread around the corner. When ever i had a specail event such as a work lunchen, school party for the kids, or just a get together with friends Senorita bread was always a big hit.So those of you that still have one near by enjoy one for me.

  • Sandra

    Just took my girls to TapiocaExpress in Vallejo and as I sat in the car waiting for the as hard as I tried not to go in Star Breads they had a big picture of the Senorita Breads on the front window and I had to go in and get the family a $10 box because a $5 box just won’t do!!!! 🙂 Wish I could find the recipe. I’d buy it if they’d sell it

  • De'Ahanna

    I think that senorita bread is great.But I feel that my grandma makes it best

  • Care to share any recipes or secrets? 🙂

  • Dave Herbert

    Señorita Bread is a Filipino baked good. Keep in mind, the Philippines used to be Spanish Colony until June 1898 when they won their independence from Spain. Their second language is Spanish after all. At least that what was told to me by my Filipino friends. Anyway, that’s probably why the bread has a Spanish sounding name.

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