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Barquillos – Filipino Rolled Cookies

Barquillos or  “Rolled Cookies”, sometimes called "Crispy Biscuit Roll” is one of the many Spanish influenced foods that Filipino’s embraced and adapted. This delicacy is made by pouring a liquid batter in hot iron plates similar to cooking pancakes or lumpia wrapper. But a skillful hand is required in rolling it around a wooden pin before it hardens into hollow biscuit tubes. Barquillos are crunchy rolled sticks which can simply be eaten as snacks or desserts. It can be found ...

Chicken Pastel Filipino Recipe!!!

Chicken Pastel is a creamy and tasty Filipino dish and is serve during special occasions like birthday parties and fiestas. The dish usually consists of diced chicken meat, mushrooms, peas, sausages and carrots in a rich, creamy sauce. As influenced by Spain’s pastel de pollo, the chicken filling is encased in a flaky pie crust and baked until golden. It’s common practice by Filipinos to serve this pot pie sans the crust but paired with rice instead. Either way, it’s a satisfying meal ...

Colorful Layered Jello

  Nothing is more festive than layered jello, it’s always great at any party.  You can tailor the colors to match the occasion or the party theme.  It’s very versatile and tastes great too. Layered Jello is a great idea for kids' parties.  They're firm enough to be be finger food.  For younger children cut them into smaller cubes so the little hands can pick them up easily.  When we serve this at parties we cut them into squares and place each square in a paper cupcake ...

Tupig Filipino Recipe!!!

Tupig is a popular Filipino recipe/delicacy that is composed of glutinous rice “Malagkit”, coconut mik and shredded young coconut meat wrapped in fresh banana leaves and gill in hot charcoal.  It is an all-time favourite present “Pasalubong” among tourists and travellers. Tupig filipino recipe is one of the best native Filipino delicacies for merienda or giveaways to relatives and friends. There are different Filipino versions depending where it is being made. But for now, this is ...

Fruit Filled Ice Pops – Dairy & Nut Free

My 2 year old grandson,  Jett,  has a whole list of allergies.  He's allergic to dairy, eggs, peanuts, peas, and the list goes on.  His allergies keep him from enjoying many treats and we feel bad when we're having dessert, specially ice cream which he can't have.  That's why we are constantly looking for allergy free treats and snacks to make for him. When allergies are involved we find that homemade meals and snacks are the safest way to go, we know exactly what the ingredients are and ...

Triple Chocolate Brownies aka Scout’s Brownies

Everyone loves brownies, it’s the ultimate comfort food, rich, chewy, and chocolaty, it triggers all your happy spots. I have made brownies from box mixes and from scratch, my favorite ones are those that I make using the recipe I found in a mystery novel I read.  I call them Triple Chocolate Brownies, but in the book they're called Scout's Brownies. I’d like to share the recipe I found in  Diane Mott Davidson’s book “Dying for Chocolate”.  I read this book years ago and have ...

Gulaman – Gelatin in Coconut Milk Recipe!!!

Gulaman is a local gelatin made from seaweeds, is usually sold in long dried bars of red, green, or clear, unflavoured. This dessert is very simple, easy to prepare and cook. This is one of all time Filipino desert and is sold by vendors everywhere. It is another popular dessert in the Philippines, mainly because it’s easy to make and it’s very economical. My mother always surprised me with this dessert, you can choose ingredients you want and you can add anything you like. My mother ...

Bread Pudding With Caramel Sauce

Whole Foods sells an awesome Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce.  It's one of the items in their hot bar.  It sells for around $7 or $8 a pound, and this stuff is pretty heavy.  My family loves this pudding and we usually take home a few pounds when ever we shop there. Bread pudding is pretty basic, it's just bread, milk, eggs, and sugar.  I decided I'd try my hand at making a bread pudding similar to Whole Food's.  I'd also serve it with caramel sauce just like they do.  Luckily I hit ...

Homemade Hopia Mongo Filling Recipe!!!

Hopia is one of the popular pastries in Philippines. Hopia isn’t a native delicacy  because this was introduced to us Filipinos, by the Chinese. This pastry has two famous variations; the hopia mongo and the hopia baboy. We classify them through the filling. If the filling is made out of mung bean paste, then it is Hopia Mongo and if it is made out of pork fat, candied winter melon, green onions, it is called Hopia Baboy. For some nutritional facts, mongo or mung bean helps lower blood ...

Sans Rival Cake Filipino style Recipe!!!

Sans Rival is also known as Butter Cashew Layered Meringue Cake. It’s a popular dessert in the Philippines. It’s a Filipino dessert made of sandwiched French Buttercream in multiple layers of meringue infused with chopped cashews. It has a flaky, nutty and buttery goodness and enriched with vanilla extract. A creamy and crunchy mouth-watering goodness in every bite. you might be wondering why it has a French name? (Sans rival) or without rival in English has its French roots, it was ...