Kutsinta Filipino Merienda Recipe

Kutsinta Filipino Merienda Recipe

 

Kutsinta or kuchinta – If you’re thinking of creating one thing for merienda , do this Kutsinta or kuchinta or perhaps rice cake. It therefore delicious and I’m sure you’ll love.

Here’s the recipe for the best,and easiest Kutsinta or kuchinta.

 

Ingredients :

  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp. lye (lihiya) water, for cooking
  • grated fresh coconut

 

Cooking Procedures :

  1. Bring water and sugar to a boil. Let cool. Add to flour, stir until smooth. Add lye water (lihiya) and mix well.
  2. Boil some water in the steamer. Stir flour mixture to recombine.
  3. Fill greased small muffin pans 3/4 full with mixture. Steam for 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool before removing from pans.
  4. Before refilling molds for a second batch, stir batter very well because the flour tends to settle at the bottom and may cause thekutsinta to be too soft or soggy on top. Do this before refilling each batch of molds.
  5. Loosen sides of molds with spatula before unmolding kutsintaonto plate. Serve with grated fresh coconut sprinkled on top. Do not substitute packaged coconut flakes for freshly grated coconut for this recipe.
  6. This recipe may also be steamed in an 8″ square casserole for 30-45 minutes, unmold onto serving plate and cut into squares or diamond shapes.
  7. Makes 10pcs of Kutsinta.
Colorless lye water for cooking (lihiya) is sold in small bottles in Asian food stores. It is used in suman sa lihiya which are usually wrapped in banana leaves and insapin-sapin, the multi-layered and muti-colored rice cake. Frozen banana leaves and even fresh ones are now available in Filipino food stores.
                       
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Yummy Homemade Valentine Treats – Cakes, cookies, chocolates, and more!

Yummy Homemade Valentine Treats – Cakes, cookies, chocolates, and more!

Heart shaped boxes of chocolates and Conversation Heart are the tried and true Valentine’s Day gifts we give and receive every year.  This year step out of the box and try making something different. Homemade Valentine treats will be a refreshing change for your friends and family.

 Here’s some cute Valentine’s  treats I found around the web, most of them are easy to make, and all of them look definitely yummy!

Valentine Treats
Image from Crazy for Crust

These candy buttons by Crazy for Crust will bring back memories trips to the amusement park’s candy store.
Make some for the kids, it’s easy!

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Valentine Treats
Image from the Miniature Moose

The Miniature Moose shows you how to make these heart shape cookies the easy way.

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Valentine Treats
Image from Averie Cooks

Averie Cooks uses Valentine M&M on the chocolate chip cookies.

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Valentine Treats
Image from Lauren Conrad

Valentine cupcakes from Lauren Conrad have a baked in surprise.

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Valentine Treats
Image from Debbie Sweets

Hershey Kiss cookies from Debbie Sweets

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Valentine Treats
Image from the Busy Beesia

The Busy Beesia will show you how to make this heart cake.

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 Spiral  Cookies from Sparkle Bales
Valentine Treats
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Valentine Treats 
Image from Catch My Party

Dipped Oreo Pops

Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Valentine Treats
Image from Hungry Happenings

Cheesecake stuffed brownies from Hungry Happenings 

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Valentine Treats
Image from Parents.com

These heart shaped fruit and dip from Parents.com is a healthy alternative

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Valentine Treats
Image from Naptime Journal

Chocolate dipped marshmallows from Naptime Journal

Click here for instructions

Valentine Treats
Image from Bird on A Cake

Mini Funnel Cake Hearts from Bird on A Cake

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Valentine Treats
Image from A Crafty Cook

Chocolate Truffle Hearts by A Crafty Cook

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Valentine Treats
Image from The Royal Cook

Cake Batter Truffles from The Royal Cook

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Valentine Treats
Image from Bubbly Nature Creations

Smarties Mini Parfaits from Bubbly Nature Creations

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Follow my Valentine Pinterest board for more Valentine recipes and crafts

Snowball Cookies – Without Nuts

Snowball Cookies – Without Nuts

Snowball Cookies are also called Mexican Wedding Cookies and Russian Tea Cakes. What I love the most of these cookies is the texture and the fluffiness, not too sweet powdered sugar coating. My mother baked snowballs during Christmas, New Year and other special occasions.

Snowballs comfort me whenever I’m sad, my mom gave me those when I’m upset and crying. It makes me feel better and happy.

This is my version of Snowball Cookies also called Mexican Wedding Cookies and also called Russian Tea Cakes. Enjoy!!!

 

Ingredients:

2 cups butter “2 sticks”, soft. I used salted

4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup powdered sugar

+ 2 cups powdered sugar (for coating)

2 tsp. vanilla extract

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Mix butter & powdered sugar together using a large mixing bowl and add in vanilla extract.

Add the flour & mix until soft dough ball formed.

Roll the dough into 1″ balls & place on ungreased cookie sheet (I used a nonstick baking mat).

Bake for about 9 minutes or until cookies are set but not brown.

Remove from oven, let cool for a few minutes then roll in a bowl of powdered sugar.

Place on cooling rack to cool and roll in powdered sugar again.

Serve,

Share with your family and friends,

Enjoy!!!

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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Mix butter & powdered sugar together using a large mixing bowl and add in vanilla extract.
  3. Add the flour & mixed until soft dough ball formed.
  4. Roll the dough into 1" balls & place on ungreased cookie sheet (I used a nonstick baking mat).
  5. Bake for about 9 minutes or until cookies are set but not brown.
  6. Remove from oven, let cool for a few minutes then roll in a bowl of powdered sugar.
  7. Place on cooling rack to cool and roll in powdered sugar again.
  8. Serve,
  9. Share with your family and friends,
  10. Enjoy!!!
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Last Minute Gifts – 6 Easy & Inexpensive Mixes in a Jar Gifts – And Free Printables Too!

Last Minute Gifts – 6 Easy & Inexpensive Mixes in a Jar Gifts – And Free Printables Too!

 OMG!  Christmas is in 3 days and you forgot to get gifts for co-workers, neighbors, or whoever!  No worries, deep breathe and relax!  Here are 6 last minute gifts that are easy and inexpensive to make.  Best of all they’re yummy!

Cookie Mix in a Jar Gifts

 Here are 6 easy and inexpensive cookie mixes in a mason jar that can be put together in 5 minutes!

They will make great gifts for friends, neighbors, teachers, and the other folks on your list.  Each jar costs about $5 to make, you can make extras for unexpected guests, they won’t go to waste you can always mix them up and bake some yummy cookies for yourself!

You can make the jars look more festive with colorful ribbon and tags.  Add on a Christmas cookie cutter, red mini spatula, wire whisk, or other cookie making gadget.

To make them extra festive I used Christmas themed cupcake wrappers as lid covers.  Or if you want something more special and homemade make some of my crocheted mason jar lids.  Click here for the free pattern!
There are even free printable instruction tags for you to use!

Cookie Mix in a Jar Gifts

Lemon Chip Cookies

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Cookie Mix in a Jar Gifts

Triple Chocolate Cookies

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Cookie Mix in a Jar Gifts

Chocolate Caramel Cookies

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Cookie Mix in a Jar Gifts

Caramel Spice Cookies

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Cookie Mix in a Jar GiftsChocolate M&M Cookies

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Cookie Mix in a Jar GiftsPeppermint M&M Cookies

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Round-Up Filipino Desserts – Homemade Straight from Philippines

Round-Up Filipino Desserts – Homemade Straight from Philippines

Desserts, who don’t want desserts? Women, men, boys, girls, Adults kids who don’t want it? In the Philippines, we love desserts, lots and lots of desserts. We Filipinos have traditional desserts, local and international desserts and all of it taste so good, you can’t resist it, it makes me feel fat but still don’t care and Ate everything in my plate. Don’t be confused about our snack and dessert cause we Filipinos sometimes our dessert can be a snack and our snack can be a dessert. 

Today I’m going to give you my Round-Up Filipino Deserts, try this at home I’m sure you will love this.

 

Espasol – A Filipino Signature Dish!

Espasol dish was one of my favorite food here in the Philippines because it tastes so good and it is delicious and yummy. An old and authentic traditional Filipino recipe.

 

Espasol – A Filipino Signature Dish!

Panutsa (Peanut Brittle) Recipe!!!

I really like this recipe, this food I always bought for my mother when I visited her in Zamboanga so I decided to bring it home and make a homemade one, thank God My Mom loves it so much.

Panutsa (Peanut Brittle) Recipe!!!

Crema de Fruta Filipino Style Recipe!

This recipe is delightful, I like the texture is thick and taste amazing.

Crema de Fruta Filipino Style Recipe!

Ice Candy – Different Flavors Recipe!!!

I really like ice candy because its freezing cold and is awesome for the summer season.

 

Ice Candy – Different Flavors Recipe!!!

Sampalok Candy (Tamarind Candy) Recipe!

Ohw it tastes sour and good. I love this!

Sampalok Candy (Tamarind Candy) Recipe!

Shakoy (Twisted Fried Donuts) Recipe!!!

This is a sweet twisted sugar doughnuts Filpino native awesome style.

 

 

Shakoy (Twisted Fried Donuts) Recipe!!!

Polvoron Filipino Recipe!!!

This yummy treat just made of simple ingredients like powder milk, made of milk, flour, sugar, and nuts especially almonds.

Polvoron Filipino Recipe!!!

 

Yema Filipino Recipe!!!

Yema is a sticky milk round-shaped, it tastes sweet and creamy.

Yema Filipino Recipe!!!

Barquillos – Filipino Rolled Cookies

These are Filipino crunchy rolled sticks which can simply be eaten as snacks or desserts.

Barquillos – Filipino Rolled Cookies

Tupig Filipino Recipe!!!

Its a Yummy Filpino recipe made from sticky rice, I like this recipe because of its sweetness but balance and not too much.

Tupig Filipino Recipe!!!

Homemade Hopia Mongo Filling Recipe!!!

Hopia is a popular Filipino pastry filled with bean paste, you should try this at home, its perfect for a delightful dessert.

Homemade Hopia Mongo Filling Recipe!!!

Sans Rival Cake Filipino style Recipe!!!

it’s A very yummy layered dessert. HEAVEN!!!

Sans Rival Cake Filipino style Recipe!!!

Homemade Taho (Soy Pudding) Filipino Recipe!!!

This is a sweet comfort food, I really love it!

Homemade Taho (Soy Pudding) Filipino Recipe!!!

Macaroni Salad (Filipino Style) Recipe!!!

Macaroni salad is my favorite recipe, especially when Christmas time my mother always make it for serving. I really love it!

Macaroni Salad (Filipino Style) Recipe!!!

Kesong Puti (Filipino White Cheese) Recipe!!!

White cheese is yummy, my grandma usually serve this on my birthday!

Kesong Puti (Filipino White Cheese) Recipe!!!

Lumpiang Sariwa (Fresh Spring Rolls) Recipe

For all lumpia I tasted, lumpiang sariwa is on of the best food for me, this recipe is making my blood alive!

Lumpiang Sariwa (Fresh Spring Rolls) Recipe

Suman Malagkit (Sticky Rice Roll in Banana Leaves) Recipe!!!

I like sticky rice roll in banana leaves, it smells good and tastes amazing. You got to taste this!

Suman Malagkit (Sticky Rice Roll in Banana Leaves) Recipe!!!

Kamote Turon – Lumpiang Kamote (Sweet Potato Roll) Recipe

I made this almost everyday in my house, my friends and I liked it, its crunchy sweet and flavorful, love it!

Kamote Turon – Lumpiang Kamote (Sweet Potato Roll) Recipe

Cascaron – Bitsu-Bitsu (Dough Balls) Recipe

what i love to this dish is that it taste so light, simple but it can make you feel satisfied.

Cascaron – Bitsu-Bitsu (Dough Balls) Recipe

Buko Pie – Filipino Coconut Pie

This Filipino dessert recipe is amazing! A single bite for me is HEAVEN!

Buko Pie – Filipino Coconut Pie

Kutsinta (Brown Rice Cake) Recipe!!!

What i really like to this rice cake is it has a very soft and smooth texture and a little bit of sweetness, i can eat all of it for 1 hour!

Kutsinta (Brown Rice Cake) Recipe!!!

Maja Blanca (Coconut Pudding ) Filipino Recipe

Maja Blanca is so soft, and this is one of my favorite dessert snack, i really love the combination of the sweetcorn and the coconut milk.

Maja Blanca (Coconut Pudding ) Filipino Recipe

Palitaw – Coconut & Sesame Seed Topped Sticky Rice Dumplings

Oh, i don’t know what to say for this recipe, this is “HEAVEN”!!!!

Palitaw – Coconut & Sesame Seed Topped Sticky Rice Dumplings

Biko (Sweet Rice Cake) Treat!!!

This is one of the native Filipino Desserts that you should try when you come in the Philippines, this is a sweet balance treat.

Biko (Sweet Rice Cake) Treat!!!

Banana Que – Fried Banana Skewers

Banana is my favorite street food. It smells and  tastes so Good!

Banana Que – Fried Banana Skewers

Bananas in Syrup – Minatamis na Sabang Saging

It tastes sweet and I like the softness when i eat it.

Bananas in Syrup – Minatamis na Sabang Saging

 

Mais con Yelo – Refreshing Filipino Snack

Ok this Filipino refreshing dessert snack is super duper YUMMY and very easy to prepare!

Mais con Yelo – Refreshing Filipino Snack

“Halo-Halo ” Filipino Iced Mixed Fruit Dessert

This is my all time Afternoon dessert, its freezing cold and it taste supper COOL!!!

“Halo-Halo ” Filipino Iced Mixed Fruit Dessert

Halayang Ube (Purple Yam Jam) Recipe!!!

I love this recipe! Its sweet, smells super good and fluffy.

Halayang Ube (Purple Yam Jam) Recipe!!!

Banana Lumpia – Turon Recipe!!!

Have you thought about making a sugar-free version of this? It’s also taste good!

 

Banana Lumpia – Turon Recipe!!!

Puto Cheese (Steamed Rice Cake with Cheese)

Bit size, fluffy, smooth cheezy rice cake is HEAVEN SENT!

Puto Cheese (Steamed Rice Cake with Cheese)

AND LAST BUT NOT THE LEAST:

 

Cassava Cake – Filipino Style Dessert

This is a very tasty flavourful native Filipino Desserts that every Filippino loves, it has a lot of variations, styles and techniques and all of them taste super duper GOODY FROM HEAVEN SENT!

Cassava Cake – Filipino Style Dessert

Cassava Cake – Filipino Style Dessert


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Devon’s Easy Corn Bread Recipe – Delicious!

Devon’s Easy Corn Bread Recipe – Delicious!

Happy Thanksgiving!  I know you’ve just finished putting the bird in the oven for today’s big feast.  That’s usually how it works at my house, and probably at most of the homes in the country!  Anyway, by dinner time I will be so over the turkey dinner and wondering what to make for dinner this weekend.  (I’m hoping all the leftovers are gone by then!)

corn breadWell I know after Thanksgiving the last thing I want to do is make yet another elaborate meal!  I try to stick with something simple without poultry!  One of our go to favorites is Chili with Corn Bread.  It’s super easy, feeds a crowd, filling, and delicious!

Now I’ve never been a big fan of corn bread, although I must admit it goes great with Chili.  But last month we sent my grandson Devon to cooking classes at the community park.  On his first day of class he brought home corn bread.  I had assumed it was from a mix, you know like that Jiffy corn bread mix you can buy at the grocery store.  I’ve made corn bread from that mix, it was barely ok.  Maybe that’s why I’m not such a corn bread fan, I’ve never been able to find the perfect one.

Well let me tell you the corn bread Devon made was incredible!  No mix for Devon, they made it from scratch!  But he didn’t have the recipe.  I sent him back the next week to ask for the recipe.  They must have had several requests because Devon came home with the printed recipe.

This corn bread is fluffy and light with just enough sweetness.  It’s got a more cake like consistency.  Oh ya, it’s buttery too!

Now Devon proudly makes this delicious corn bread for our family.  We all love it!  We serve it with chili, a good fall comfort food when it’s a bit chilly outside!  It also goes great with our Sunday barbecues!  It will also go beautifully with our Cheesy Chili Mac!

I thought I’d share the recipe with you!  I’m sure you’ll love it as much as we do!  By the way you can whip this up in less than an hour, and that includes baking time!

Ingredients:

2 Sticks butter, melted

1 Cup Sugar

1 Cup Milk

3 Eggs, beaten

2 Cups Bisquick

1/3 Cup Yellow Corn Meal

1/2 Tsp. Baking Soda

Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 350°

Place milk in large mixing bowl and add melted butter, stir

Add sugar and stir well

Add eggs and stir well

Mix Bisquick, Corn Meal, and Baking soda together

Add dry ingredients to egg mixture and stir until all lumps are dissolved

Pour into 9×13 baking pan

Bake 25 Minutes.

Let Cool and slice.

corn bread

 

 

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  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°
  2. Place milk in large mixing bowl and add melted butter, stir
  3. Add sugar and stir well
  4. Add eggs and stir well
  5. Mix Bisquick, Corn Meal, and Baking soda together
  6. Add dry ingredients to egg mixture and stir until all lumps are dissolved
  7. Pour into 9x13 baking pan
  8. Bake 25 Minutes. Let Cool and slice.
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