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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Cacio e Pepe Spaghetti Recipe

Cacio e Pepe Spaghetti Recipe

Cacio e Pepe is a pasta dish from Roman cuisine. Cacio e Pepe means (cheese and pepper) in some central Italian dialects. As the name suggests, the ingredients of the dish are so simple. You’ll need only pasta, black pepper and Pecorino Romano cheese.

The feeling when you get home late from work, tired and just very hungry?  You can whip up Cacio e Pepe in less than 30 minutes with simple ingredients you have in the pantry. Just relax, have a glass of wine, and start cooking this simply delicious spaghetti dish.

 

Ingredients:

1 lb. Spaghetti

1 3/4 cup Pecorino Romano cheese, grated

2 tsp. ground black pepper

2 cloves garlic, minced

6 tbsp. olive oil

 

Directions:

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil.

Cook spaghetti in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until tender yet firm to the bite, about 10 minutes.

Scoop out some of the cooking water and reserve. Drain spaghetti.

Heat oil over medium heat in a large pan or skillet then sauté garlic and add pepper.

Add the spaghetti and Pecorino Romano cheese.

Ladle in 1/2 cup of reserved cooking water, stir until cheese is melted, about 1-2 minute.

Add more cooking water until sauce coats spaghetti, about 1 minute more.

Serve while its hot,

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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil.
  2. Cook spaghetti in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until tender yet firm to the bite, about 10 minutes.
  3. Scoop out some of the cooking water and reserve. Drain spaghetti.
  4. Heat oil over medium heat in a large pan or skillet then sauté garlic and add pepper.
  5. Add the spaghetti and Pecorino Romano cheese.
  6. Ladle in 1/2 cup of reserved cooking water, stir until cheese is melted, about 1-2 minute.
  7. Add more cooking water until sauce coats spaghetti, about 1 minute more.
  8. Serve while its hot,
  9. Share and Enjoy!!!
Recipe Notes

For a thicker or thinner sauce, adjust how much pasta water you add. If you add too much water, add some more cheese.

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Chicken Pastel  Filipino Recipe!!!

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 and mouth-watering dish.

This is my version of Filipino Style Chicken Pastel Recipe! Enjoy!

 

Ingredients:

1 whole medium size chicken, cut into serving pieces

½ cup potatoes, cubed

1 cup vienna sausage, sliced

1 pc. chorizo de bilbao, sliced

2 pcs. hard-boiled eggs, sliced

4 cups red pepper, cut into strips

1 tsp. soy sauce

½ cup green piece

1 tbsp. calamansi juice

3 tbsp. cooking oil

1 tbsp. garlic, minced

2 tbsp. onion, chops

1 pc. bay leaf

4 cups water chestnuts

1 cup water

1-1/2 tsp. salt

4 tsp. pepper

 

Directions:

In a big bowl, marinate chicken in soy sauce, calamansi juice, salt and pepper.

In a pan over medium heat, heat oil then sauté the garlic and onions.

Add the chicken and cook until slightly brown.

Add the chorizo de bilbao, bay leaf and the marinade. Stir occasionally.

Add water, potatoes and carrots then simmer until chicken is tender.

Add water chestnut, vienna sausage, mushroom, green piece and red pepper.

Cook until vegetables are tender.

For the White Sauce:

Make white sauce with 2 tbsp butter into pyrex dish.

Final Steps:

Place sliced eggs attractively on top of meat mixture.

Cover with crust and brush top with beaten egg yolk.

Make slits on top to let out steam.

Bake in preheated oven at 350 °F for 30 minutes or until crust is golden brown.

Serve while it’s hot.

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4-6 people 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
50 minutes 65 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 people 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
50 minutes 65 minutes
Chicken Pastel Filipino Recipe!!!
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Servings Prep Time
4-6 people 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
50 minutes 65 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 people 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
50 minutes 65 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. In a big bowl, marinate chicken in soy sauce, calamansi juice, salt and pepper.
  2. In a pan over medium heat, heat oil then sauté the garlic and onions.
  3. Add the chicken and cook until slightly brown.
  4. Add the chorizo de bilbao, bay leaf and the marinade. Stir occasionally.
  5. Add water, potatoes and carrots then simmer until chicken is tender.
  6. Add water chestnut, vienna sausage, mushroom, green piece and red pepper.
  7. Cook until vegetables are tender.
For the White Sauce:
  1. Make white sauce with 2 tbsp butter into pyrex dish.
Final Steps:
  1. Place sliced eggs attractively on top of meat mixture.
  2. Cover with crust and brush top with beaten egg yolk.
  3. Make slits on top to let out steam.
  4. Bake in preheated oven at 350 °F for 30 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
  5. Serve while it’s hot.
  6. Share and Enjoy!!!
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Homemade Hopia Mongo Filling Recipe!!!

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 cholesterol levels, helps prevent breast cancer and also it has low sugar level. So if ever you are on a strict diet, this hopia mongo will surely be a good pick. Today I will give you my recipe version of Homemade Hopia Mongo. Enjoy!

 

Ingredients:

For the dough:

3 1/4 cups white king all purpose flour, sifted

1 cup pork lard

1 1/2 tbsp. corn syrup

1/2 cup water

For the filling:

2 cups mung beans, cooked, mashed & strained

1 cup sugar

 

Directions:

Sift all purpose flour in a large mixing bowl then make a well in the center and add the water, sugar and corn syrup.

Add pork lard and mix with wooden spoon just to incorporate ingredients with the flour. Do not over mix.

Form dough into a ball, cover with cloth and set aside for at least 30 minutes.

Mix together 1 cup all-purpose flour and 1/2 cup pork lard in a bowl, until a homogeneous paste is formed.

On a lightly floured board or surface, roll out dough ball with a rolling pin to form a rectangular 1-inch thick.

Spread the paste evenly with a spatula over the rectangular dough so that the paste covers two thirds of the surface of the rectangular, fold the uncovered portion over the center and fold the remaining 1/3 over the first. Fold to make three layers of the dough with the paste in between each layer.

Roll our folded dough to its original size and repeat folding process without the paste.

Roll out the dough once more and fold for the third time. Allow to rest for at least 5 minutes. Roll out the dough to its original size.

Cut sheet of dough lengthwise into two equal portions. Roll each portion jelly roll fashion and cut into 12 equal pieces. Flatten each piece and roll out with rolling pin to form a circular piece. Put about a tablespoon of the mongo sugar filling at the center and bring up the sides to top center. Seal tightly.

Press top lightly to flatten. Place filled pieces on ungreased baking sheet lined with brown paper. Brush top with egg or milk diluted with a little water. Prick surface with a little tines of fork to let out steam.

Bake in a preheated oven at 400F for 25-30 minutes or until slightly golden brown.

Serve while it’s hot,

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  1. Sift all purpose flour in a large mixing bowl then make a well in the center and add the water, sugar and corn syrup.
  2. Add pork lard and mix with wooden spoon just to incorporate ingredients with the flour. Do not over mix.
  3. Form dough into a ball, cover with cloth and set aside for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Mix together 1 cup all-purpose flour and 1/2 cup pork lard in a bowl, until a homogeneous paste is formed.
  5. On a lightly floured board or surface, roll out dough ball with a rolling pin to form a rectangular 1-inch thick.
  6. Spread the paste evenly with a spatula over the rectangular dough so that the paste covers two thirds of the surface of the rectangular, fold the uncovered portion over the center and fold the remaining 1/3 over the first. Fold to make three layers of the dough with the paste in between each layer.
  7. Roll our folded dough to its original size and repeat folding process without the paste.
  8. Roll out the dough once more and fold for the third time. Allow to rest for at least 5 minutes. Roll out the dough to its original size.
  9. Cut sheet of dough lengthwise into two equal portions. Roll each portion jelly roll fashion and cut into 12 equal pieces. Flatten each piece and roll out with rolling pin to form a circular piece. Put about a tablespoon of the mongo sugar filling at the center and bring up the sides to top center. Seal tightly.
  10. Press top lightly to flatten. Place filled pieces on ungreased baking sheet lined with brown paper. Brush top with egg or milk diluted with a little water. Prick surface with a little tines of fork to let out steam.
  11. Bake in a preheated oven at 400F for 25-30 minutes or until slightly golden brown.
  12. Serve while it’s hot,
  13. Share and Enjoy!!!
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