White Forest Cake

Jan 02

White Forest Cake

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 teaspoon ...

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Rum Cake

Dec 15

Rum Cake

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, descended from the...

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Banana Bread

Sep 13

Banana Bread

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 daughter baked....

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Ube Pianono (Jelly Roll)

Jun 20

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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 honor of Pope...

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Calamansi Con Leche Cupcake

Jun 18

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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 cupcake varieties...

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Chicken Inasal

May 04

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Chef Myrna Segismundo talked recently at the Maya Kitchen about what she observes here in the country and in travels around the world. Adobo received a lot of back and forth reactions between her and the audience. This chef not only loves Filipino food but has a profound respect for the cuisine. Chef Myrna Segismundo of Restaurant 9501 shared some recipes for all of...

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Special Mamon (Filipino Yellow Sponge Cake)

Apr 30

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One of mom’s specialties in her Sally’s Bake Shop was Special Mamon or what Americans commonly call as Yellow Sponge Cake. Customers raved about the creamy and soft texture of mom’s Special Mamon. My sister shared this Mamon recipe which reminds me of Goldilock’s special mamon recipe. According to my sister, this is Minna Picache...

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How to bake Queso de bola Cheesecake

Dec 31

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Indeed what is Christmas or New Year in the Philippines without Queso de bola (Edam)? Our Spanish colonizers probably brought the festive ball of cheese hundreds of years ago but the cheese is originally from Holland. My friend who married a Dutch claims that the brand “Marca Piña” manufactures this round ball exclusively for the Philippine market. In...

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Delightful Chayote Cake

Aug 13

Let me share recipes tested in our Sally’s Bake Shop. Our family bake shop, Sally’s Home Bake Shop, had always been the home of the company’s White King Test Kitchen’s nutritionists in the 1970′s during their visits to Cebu. I was a teenager then when they would test and bake in our kitchen and I was always around to assist them. If you...

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Torta Cebuana

May 25

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Before Mommy and Daddy opened up the bakeshop sometime in 1965, one of Mommy’s early baking teachers was Mrs. Noval, who lived in Banawa. As a kid, I do recall going with Mommy to this home. Memories of Refrigerator Cake that Mommy made might have been influenced by Mrs. Noval. One of my favorite recipes that mom used to bake was Torta. Let me share one...

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