Crema de Fruta Filipino Style Recipe!

Crema de Fruta Filipino Style Recipe!

Crema de Fruta is another popular Filipino dessert that usually consists of sponge cake topped in succeeding layers of custard cream, fruits and gelatine. This dessert is usually served during Holidays like Christmas, New Year’s Eve, Festival, Birthdays and Etc.

It’s a delicious recipe that leaves no leftovers during celebrations and still makes your crave for more and more. Today I will give you my version of Crema de Fruta Filipino Style Recipe. Enjoy!

 

Ingredients:

1 large can fruit cocktail, 30 ++ ounces

2 tbsp. unflavored gelatin

4 cups milk

8 pcs. egg yolks

1 tsp. baking powder

⅓ cup butter

1½ cup flour

1½ tsp. vanilla extract

1¾ cups sugar

2¼ cups water

 

Directions:

Sponge Cake Procedure:

Sift the baking powder and 1 cup flour using a flour sifter. Set aside

Add the 4 egg yolks in a mixing bowl and then beat until the texture becomes thick.

Add-in ½ cup sugar gradually while beating the eggs.

Slowly add the sifted flour and baking powder mixture then mix the ingredients thoroughly.

Combine the 1 cup milk, butter, and vanilla extract in a pan and cook until butter melts.

Pour the cooked mixture milk, butter, vanilla extract into the mixing bowl and mix with the existing concoction until evenly distributed.

Preheat the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Pour the combined mixtures in a baking pan then bake for 23 minutes or until sponge cake is ready.

Set aside.

Syrup Procedure:

Heat a saucepan and placing ¼ cup sugar.

Add ¼ cup of water immediately and cook until the sugar completely dissolves then let cool for a few minutes.

Pour the simple syrup on top of the sponge cake and then spread using a brush.

Custard Procedure:

Combine ½ cup flour, 1 cup sugar, and 3 cups milk in a pan then cook while stirring until the mixture thickens.

Add half of the cooked mixture on the bowl where the 4 egg yolks are placed, then mix well.

Put everything back in the saucepan with the rest of the ingredients.

Mix until texture is thick enough “this is now the custard”.

Apply the layer of custard evenly on top of the Sponge cake.

Final Procedure:

Drain the liquid concentrate from the fruit cocktail and set aside.

Arrange all the fruits on top of the custard layer.

Make sure to place them evenly.

Dilute the gelatin in 2 cups of water.

Heat the saucepan then pour the diluted gelatin and fruit cocktail concentrate and bring to a boil.

Immediately after boiling, turn off the heat, let cool down until temperature is a little above normal for a room temperature.

Pour the gelatin mixture on top of the fruit cocktail layer.

Refrigerate overnight.

Serve for dessert,

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Crema de Fruta Filipino Style Recipe!
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6-8 people 29 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
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Cook Time Passive Time
35 minutes 55 minutes
Crema de Fruta Filipino Style Recipe!
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Servings Prep Time
6-8 people 29 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
35 minutes 55 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6-8 people 29 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
35 minutes 55 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
Sponge Cake Procedure:
  1. Sift the baking powder and 1 cup flour using a flour sifter. Set aside
  2. Add the 4 egg yolks in a mixing bowl and then beat until the texture becomes thick.
  3. Add-in ½ cup sugar gradually while beating the eggs.
  4. Slowly add the sifted flour and baking powder mixture then mix the ingredients thoroughly.
  5. Combine the 1 cup milk, butter, and vanilla extract in a pan and cook until butter melts.
  6. Pour the cooked mixture milk, butter, vanilla extract into the mixing bowl and mix with the existing concoction until evenly distributed.
  7. Preheat the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  8. Pour the combined mixtures in a baking pan then bake for 23 minutes or until sponge cake is ready.
  9. Set aside.
Syrup Procedure:
  1. Heat a saucepan and placing ¼ cup sugar.
  2. Add ¼ cup of water immediately and cook until the sugar completely dissolves then let cool for a few minutes.
  3. Pour the simple syrup on top of the sponge cake and then spread using a brush.
Custard Procedure:
  1. Combine ½ cup flour, 1 cup sugar, and 3 cups milk in a pan then cook while stirring until the mixture thickens.
  2. Add half of the cooked mixture on the bowl where the 4 egg yolks are placed, then mix well.
  3. Put everything back in the saucepan with the rest of the ingredients.
  4. Mix until texture is thick enough “this is now the custard”.
  5. Apply the layer of custard evenly on top of the Sponge cake.
Final Procedure:
  1. Drain the liquid concentrate from the fruit cocktail and set aside.
  2. Arrange all the fruits on top of the custard layer.
  3. Make sure to place them evenly.
  4. Dilute the gelatin in 2 cups of water.
  5. Heat the saucepan then pour the diluted gelatin and fruit cocktail concentrate and bring to a boil.
  6. Immediately after boiling, turn off the heat, let cool down until temperature is a little above normal for a room temperature.
  7. Pour the gelatin mixture on top of the fruit cocktail layer
  8. Refrigerate overnight.
  9. Serve for dessert,
  10. Share and Enjoy!
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Sampalok Candy (Tamarind Candy) Recipe!

Sampalok Candy (Tamarind Candy) Recipe!

Tamarind or Sampalok in Filipino dialect is widely used ingredient in South East Asian countries like Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore and including Philippines.  Mostly used for making soups and sauces. The sweet, sour and fruity taste gives a unique flavor in dishes like for example our famous Filipino signature dish “Sinigang”. This ingredient can also be used in drinks and sweets like.

This recipe is simple and very easy to prepare. It’s a simple concoction of tamarind and sugar rolled into balls. Today, I will give me my version of Sampalok Candy (Tamarind Candy) Recipe. Enjoy!

 

Ingredients:

1 cup tamarind pulp

400g sweet potato, boiled

1-2 tbsp. chilli flakes (optional)

3 cups sugar

2 cups water

1/4 tsp. salt or salt to taste

 

Directions:

Mix all ingredients together in a pan over medium heat except salt and cook until the mixture becomes thick and can hold its shape when formed into balls.

Set aside for a while to cool down the mixture.

In a plate, mix sugar and a little bit of salt.

And form the mixture into small balls and roll it into the sugar salt mixture.

Serve,

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  1. Mix all ingredients together in a pan over medium heat except salt and cook until the mixture becomes thick and can hold its shape when formed into balls.
  2. Set aside for a while to cool down the mixture.
  3. In a plate, mix sugar and a little bit of salt.
  4. And form the mixture into small balls and roll it into the sugar salt mixture.
  5. Serve,
  6. Share and Enjoy!
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Shakoy (Twisted Fried Donuts) Recipe!!!

Shakoy (Twisted Fried Donuts) Recipe!!!

Twisted Fried Donuts “Shakoy” is a Filipino all-time favourite snack “meryenda” and it is very popular with its native version of twisted sugar doughnuts. You can buy and find this everywhere in all edges here in Philippines, local markets and even in street vendors.

I remember how I love Shakoy when I was just a kid, I force my grandmother (Lola) to cooked it every day for an afternoon snack. Now that I’m old enough to know the procedures and how to cook, now, my Lola always wants me to cook Shakoy everyday. This dish is very easy to cook and to prepare the only delaying part is when you wait for the dough to rise up because it takes time.

This is my version of Shakoy (Twisted Fried Donuts) Recipe. Enjoy!

 

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour (add a little extra for dusting)

1/4 cup white sugar

1/2 tsp. salt

3/4 tbsp. yeast

1-2 cups cooking oil, for frying

1/2 cup water

Directions:

Sift all purpose flour, add salt and yeast then mix very well Using a large bowl.

Make a well in the middle and pour the water then mix until forms dough.

Sprinkle flour and knead the dough until it becomes smooth and form a ball.

In case the dough is still too sticky, add a little flour, then knead more until you get to the right consistency.

Get a clean bowl, grease with oil and place the dough on it and cover with clean cloth and let it rest for 1 at least an hour or so. (These process will double the size of the dough.

After an hour when the dough rises, punch down and knead, cut in your desired sizes.

Roll the dough into a long stick and from a twist.

Place the twisted dough on a tray and cover with a clean cloth and let it rest for 1 hour to rise.

In a large frying pan, heat cooking oil over medium heat.

Drop the twisted dough in batches and fry until color turns golden brown.

Remove from the pan and drain on paper towels, drop in a bowl of sugar and roll.

Coat Shakoy evenly and shake off the excess white sugar.

Serve while it’s hot with cold or hot drinks,

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  1. Sift all purpose flour, add salt and yeast then mix very well Using a large bowl.
  2. Make a well in the middle and pour the water then mix until forms dough.
  3. Sprinkle flour and knead the dough until it becomes smooth and form a ball.
  4. In case the dough is still too sticky, add a little flour, then knead more until you get to the right consistency.
  5. Get a clean bowl, grease with oil and place the dough on it and cover with clean cloth and let it rest for 1 at least an hour or so. (These process will double the size of the dough.
  6. After an hour when the dough rises, punch down and knead, cut in your desired sizes.
  7. Roll the dough into a long stick and from a twist.
  8. Place the twisted dough on a tray and cover with a clean cloth and let it rest for 1 hour to rise.
  9. In a large frying pan, heat cooking oil over medium heat.
  10. Drop the twisted dough in batches and fry until color turns golden brown.
  11. Remove from the pan and drain on paper towels, drop in a bowl of sugar and roll.
  12. Coat Shakoy evenly and shake off the excess white sugar.
  13. Serve while it’s hot with cold or hot drinks,
  14. Share and Enjoy!!!
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Polvoron Filipino Recipe!!!

Polvoron Filipino Recipe!!!

Polvoron came for the Spanish word “Polvo” which means powder, or dust. This was introduced by the Spaniards when they dominated the Philippines long time ago. Polvoron is a type of soft and heavy, very crumbly Spanish shortbread made of milk , flour, sugar and nuts specially almonds.

This is considered as a dessert or snack in the Philippines wherein roasted rice puffs referred to locally as “pinipig” is added. There are several versions and flavours for this Filipino treat that are available today such as peanut, cookies and cream, chocolate and Etc.

Today, this is my version of Polvoron Recipe classic and simplest. Enjoy!

 

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups powdered milk

2 cups all-purpose flour (toasted)

3/4 cup melted butter

1 cup sugar

 

Directions:

In a pan over medium heat, toast the flour until turns brown in color, remove from heat, set aside and let it cool.

Melt butter then set aside.

Then combine powdered milk, toasted flour and sugar.

Add the melted butter and mix until well combined. Make sure you break the lumps while stirring the mixture.

Press the mould in the Polvoron mixture till you have filled up the cavity.

On a plate, press the mould to make the mixture more compacted.

Push the ejector handle to release the moulded Polvoron, “if it is still sticking to the flat metal plate, gently hold the sides of the Polvoron with your thumb and forefinger and move it a little bit, it will release itself.

Use a cellophane wrapper to wrap the molded Polvoron.

Serve,

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  1. In a pan over medium heat, toast the flour until turns brown in color, remove from heat, set aside and let it cool.
  2. Melt butter then set aside.
  3. Then combine powdered milk, toasted flour and sugar.
  4. Add the melted butter and mix until well combined. Make sure you break the lumps while stirring the mixture.
  5. Press the mould in the Polvoron mixture till you have filled up the cavity.
  6. On a plate, press the mould to make the mixture more compacted.
  7. Push the ejector handle to release the moulded Polvoron, “if it is still sticking to the flat metal plate, gently hold the sides of the Polvoron with your thumb and forefinger and move it a little bit, it will release itself.
  8. Use a cellophane wrapper to wrap the molded Polvoron.
  9. Serve,
  10. Share and Enjoy!!!
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Yema Filipino Recipe!!!

Yema Filipino Recipe!!!

Yema is a very gooey and soft custard candy that was created by Filipino’s during the time of Spanish colonization. It comes from the word yolk in Spanish. Originating from the province of many sweets, Bulacan. It comes in different forms and shapes then covered in sugar. It is usually wrapped in colorful cellophane or skewered in toothpicks.

This chewy treat is served bite-sized and is a finger food. We Filipinos love to eat it after our meals, as a snack or anytime you have a craving for anything sweet. Today I will give you my version of Yema Filipino Recipe! Enjoy!

 

Ingredients:

12 pcs. egg yolks

1/2 cup granulated sugar, for coating

1 can condensed milk-410 ml

1 roll plastic food wrapper

 

Directions:

In a non-stick saucepan, combine the egg yolks and condensed milk then stir continuously over low heat for about 30 minutes or until firm.

Transfer to a plate and let it cool before forming into balls.

Scoop out about 1 tablespoon of the mixture and shape into a small ball until all is in circle shapes.

Place sugar in a bowl and roll the yemas balls to coat them.

Place each candy in the middle of squared plastic food wrapper.

Gather all four corners and twist together to secure then alternatively, place coated balls into an airtight container.

Refrigerate for an hour or so,

Serve,

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  1. In a non-stick saucepan, combine the egg yolks and condensed milk then stir continuously over low heat for about 30 minutes or until firm.
  2. Transfer to a plate and let it cool before forming into balls.
  3. Scoop out about 1 tablespoon of the mixture and shape into a small ball until all is in circle shapes.
  4. Place sugar in a bowl and roll the yemas balls to coat them.
  5. Place each candy in the middle of squared plastic food wrapper.
  6. Gather all four corners and twist together to secure then alternatively, place coated balls into an airtight container.
  7. Refrigerate for an hour or so,
  8. Serve,
  9. Share and Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Do not over cook your mixture, it will turn into dark color and it would taste bitter.

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Colorful Layered Jello

Colorful Layered Jello

 

Jello

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 liner.  The liners come in a variety of colors and designs, I’m sure you’ll find some to match your party theme!  For added fun cut the Jello into cool shapes with cookie cutters!

In this recipe we use the classic flavors/colors orange, lime, blue raspberry, and strawberry.  But you can mix and match different color combinations, like red, white, and blue for 4th. Of July, or red, green, and white for Christmas.  You can even use cookie cutters to make fun shapes.  The possibilities are endless, enjoy!

 

Ingredients:

4 (3oz. each) packages JELLO : orange, lime, blue raspberry, strawberry

6 envelopes KNOX unflavored gelatin

1 cup sweetened condensed milk

 

Directions: 

  1.  Mix 2 envelopes Knox gelatin with 1 cup hot water. Combine with condensed milk to make gelatin/milk mixture.  Set aside. 
  2. Combine Strawberry Jello, 1 envelope Knox gelatin, 1 ½ cups hot water.  Cool.  Pour into 9”x13” glass pan.  Refrigerate until set.  About 30 mins. 
  3. Pour 1/3 of milk/gelatin mixture over firm first layer.  Refrigerate until firm.  About 30 mins.  
  4. Repeat steps 2 & 3 with the remaining Jello flavors alternating with milk/gelatin mixture.  You should end up with 4 colored layers and 3 white layers in between.
  5. When all layers are set cut into squares or desired shapes.

*Setting time may increase as the layers get thicker.  

*Be sure that the layers are firm before pouring the next layer. 

*Cool Jello mixture thoroughly before pouring onto set layers.

*Keep milk mixture at room temperature until ready to pour, do not refrigerate.  Stir occasionally so gelatin does not set at the bottom.

*Use a cool clean knife to cut thru Jello.  

Colorful Layered Jello
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Festive and fun finger food that everyone loves! It can be made using any Jello color and flavor combination!
Servings Prep Time
32 Pieces 3 Hours
Cook Time Passive Time
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Servings Prep Time
32 Pieces 3 Hours
Cook Time Passive Time
0 Hours 2 1/2 Hours
Colorful Layered Jello
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Festive and fun finger food that everyone loves! It can be made using any Jello color and flavor combination!
Servings Prep Time
32 Pieces 3 Hours
Cook Time Passive Time
0 Hours 2 1/2 Hours
Servings Prep Time
32 Pieces 3 Hours
Cook Time Passive Time
0 Hours 2 1/2 Hours
Ingredients
Servings: Pieces
Instructions
  1. Mix 2 envelopes Knox gelatin with 1 cup hot water. Combine with condensed milk to make gelatin/milk mixture. Set aside.
  2. Combine Strawberry Jello, 1 envelope Knox gelatin, 1 ½ cups hot water. Cool. Pour into 9”x13” glass pan. Refrigerate until set. About 30 mins. .
  3. Pour 1/3 of milk/gelatin mixture over firm first layer. Refrigerate until firm. About 30 mins.
  4. Repeat steps 2 & 3 with the remaining Jello flavors alternating with milk/gelatin mixture. You should end up with 4 colored layers and 3 white layers in between.
  5. When all layers are set cut into squares or desired shapes.
Recipe Notes

*Setting time may increase as the layers get thicker.  

*Be sure that the layers are firm before pouring the next layer. 

*Cool Jello mixture thoroughly before pouring onto set layers.

*Keep milk mixture at room temperature until ready to pour, do not refrigerate.  Stir occasionally so gelatin does not set at the bottom.

*Use a cool clean knife to cut thru Jello.  

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