White Forest Cake

Jan 02

White Forest Cake

Share White Forest cake is a wonderful twist on a true classic, the Black Forest cake. Instead of dark chocolate cake, the White Forest Cake makes use of chiffon or the basic yellow cake. The cake can even be an angel cake or vanilla cake. Chiffon Cake: 1 cup + 2 tablespoons sifted MAYA Cake Flour 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder ½...

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Rum Cake

Dec 15

Rum Cake

Share Chef Patron Inez Vargas Javellana from the famous Vargas Kitchen dropped by The Maya Kitchen recently and shared delightful recipes for the Holidays. Aside from fruit cake, one can choose other alternatives like Rum Cake. A rum cake is a type of dessert cake which contains well, rum. Wikipedia says rum cakes are a traditional Christmas dessert,...

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Golden Fruitcakes for the Holidays

Nov 28

Golden Fruitcakes for the Holidays

Share Update: Use the banyo maria or Baño Maria (or bake steaming) to prevent over-drying of your fruit cake. It’s the time of the year when one needs to plan for the holidays. As early as September, I already know what to bake for Christmas. A childhood memory that never fails to remind me of the Christmas season is Fruitcake. I used to bake a...

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Pumpkin Pie, The Old-Fashioned Way

Nov 27

Pumpkin Pie, The Old-Fashioned Way

Share It is almost Thanksgiving day in the USA. A few years ago, my sister-in-law baked me a pumpkin pie. I loved it. I love the pumpkin spice. It reminds me a bit of fruitcake. One doesn’t even have to buy pumpkin spice if it is not readily available in your cupboard. Just mix 1 teaspoon ginger, 4 teaspoons cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon allspice, 1/2...

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Banana Bread

Sep 13

Banana Bread

Share One all-time favorite breakfast menu I love is eating fruits along with Banana bread and cottage cheese. One thing great about Banana bread is that it contains fiber and that’s what we all need to start a day. Why not have banana bread for breakfast. Baking Banana Bread is so easy even your teen-aged kids can do it. This was the first recipe my...

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Bread & Butter Pudding

Sep 05

Bread & Butter Pudding

Share Executive Chef Vicky Pacheco of Chateau, Café Sentro, WineBar, SideBar and 1771 El Pueblo shared some recipes over at the Maya Kitchen. A favorite is Café Sentro’s ” Bread & Butter Pudding” from brioche type bread baked in a luscious custard with butter and real vanilla bean. Here is her recipe. Use a rectangular or...

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Cebu Binangkal (Sesame Balls)

Jul 14

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Share I suddenly remembered my mom’s Binangkal recipe after a recent visit to Cebu. Well, Binangkal is round , shaped from dough and covered with sesame seeds and is a popular Cebu delicacy. Here is our recipe: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons baking powder 3/4 cup brown sugar 2/3 cup water 2 tablespoons...

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Moist Chocolate Cake

Jun 25

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Share I shared my recipe of The perfect chocolate cake a few years back. Many readers gave so many rave reviews. Why not? it has just the right amount of that chocolate-ness and fudge icing. I often bake this cake during birthday celebrations. Sometimes my relatives order this cake but I avoid baking for profit. I bake out of love. This time around, let...

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Ube Pianono (Jelly Roll)

Jun 20

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Share As young as nine years old, I got exposed to the bake shop my mom started. One of her best selling cakes is the Jelly roll. While vacationing in Manila as a teen , I found out that the Filipino version of jelly roll is called Pianono . The word “pianono” is derived from the Spanish Swiss roll cake Pionono. In fact, the cake was created in...

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Calamansi Con Leche Cupcake

Jun 18

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Share A few days ago, I received cupcakes as a birthday present. I really love cupcakes. First of all, I can handle the small portions. Secondly , I love the variety of flavors and its versatility in baking them. Third, it is an inexpensive gift idea and grant people a few bites of indulgence, even when money is tight. I am sure you have tasted a lot of...

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