Cookies, Cakes & Pies 55 results

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Naked Cakes For All Occasions

I recently discovered Naked Cakes and it has become my new passion! It seems that my beloved fondant topped cakes have been replaced by Naked Cakes.  It's this year's trendy cake for weddings, birthdays, and just about any occasion when a cake is called for.  What exactly are Naked Cakes?  Just as the name suggests they're cakes with minimal or no frosting.  But that doesn't mean they're plain.  Far from it!  This recent trend has seen many gorgeous cakes pop up at wedding, bridal ...

Chocolate Caramel Cookie Bars

Valentine's Day is tomorrow.  Are you still looking for something to make for your sweetheart?  Well if your sweetie has a sweet tooth than these Chocolate Caramel Cookie Bars are just the thing! Chocolate Caramel Cookie Bars are delicious!  They're chewy, gooey, and oh so chocolatey!  They can be served cold or hot.  We like them hot!  And can be eaten alone or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.  My favorite way to have them is with ice cream that's drizzled with chocolate sauce. ...

Super Bowl Snack Recipes

Super Bowl Sunday is on February 5.  Just about everyone I know is looking forward to the big day.  The Game of course is the main event, but many of us are waiting for the half-time show and the commercials.  Whether sport fan or not I think we can all agree that a big part of that Sunday revolves around the Super Bowl Snacks we will all be munching on during the game. Here are some great snack ideas and recipes for Super Bowl Snacks, most can be made ahead of time so you can get out of ...

Buko Pie – Filipino Coconut Pie

Buko Pie is a popular Filipino delicacy from the southern regions of Luzon especially in Laguna Province. Tourists and locals travel to Laguna for the pie.  They buy extra to take home.   It's a traditional pasalubong or homecoming gift. Buko Pie is a 2 crusted pie filled with creamy coconut juice, soft young coconut meat, evaporated milk, sugar and cornstarch.  Buko Pie  is an excellent mid-afternoon snacks, paired with your favorite coolers. If you’re looking for more merienda ...