Cassava Cake Recipe (for US bought ingredients)

May 01

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Even if you’re located in the US, you can still make Cassava Cake. Just buy the ingredients at the Filipino Store. This cassava cake recipe is from my sister in San Francisco. It’s been tested and eaten with gusto by her family. Ingredients: 2 packages grated cassava 1 can coconut milk 1 bottle macapuno strips 2 eggs 2 tsp vanilla 1 can condensed...

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Kutsinta or Cuchinta

Jul 25

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Kutsinta will forever have special place in my heart. It was the first product that inspired my mom’s Sally’s Bake Shop in 1966. She had seen mothers buying kutsinta after a movie. An idea soon hit her. Why not make my own kutsinta? Here is a kutsinta recipe similar to mom’s. Ingredients 1 1/4 cups rice flour (substitute with all-purpose flour) ...

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Suman sa Ibus- Sticky Rice in Coconut Leaves

May 05

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Preparing Suman sa Ibus is so easy. It’s the wrapping of the rice mixture which takes so much time. Yet it is all worth it. How I love the mild flavor of the suman. The delightful combination with ripe yellow mangoes and hot tsokolate is heavenly. Ingredients 4 cups sticky rice or malagkit 3 cups thick coconut cream (here’s how to prepare Thick Coconut...

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Bico Recipe with Latik

Jul 12

Bico Recipe with Latik

Preparing Bico has got to be the simplest among the Kakanin varieties. There are just a few ingredients. If you prefer to use fresh coconut milk, refer to my tips on Extracting Coco Cream, Coco Milk and Making Latik which you will need for Bico Preparation Ingredients 2 1/2 cups malagkit Bigas (Glutinous rice) 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon salt 2 pieces coconut...

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Pork Menudo

Jun 01

Pork Menudo

I’ve avoided simple recipes in this blog simply because I think one can easily get it from other sites. But for the sake of my readers, let me a menudo recipe. Menudo is my husband’s favorite dish. Too bad my kids don’t really like it. I like my menudo to have some raisins in it but my husband does not want any of it. Here is my recipe 1/2 kilo...

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Pancit Molo or Filipino Wanton Soup

May 26

Pancit Molo or Filipino Wanton Soup

Pancit Molo has got to be the most requested soup dish in small gatherings at home. It’s been quite some time since I cooked Pancit Molo as it takes a lot of preparation as you will see below. But it is all worth it after you see the pleased expressions from your family members. Pancit Molo is best garnished with lots of toasted garlic. So here is the recipe...

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Puto (from Whole Rice)

Mar 04

Puto (from Whole Rice)

I have featured a Puto Recipe made from all-purpose flour for a quick and easy way to prepare puto. I am sure you also want to know the traditional and old-fashioned way of preparing puto. Here is one recipe that makes use of Galapong Bigas. Ingredients 6 cups Galapong Bigas (see method of preparing Galapong Bigas) 1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder (optional since...

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Palitaw

Feb 05

Palitaw

Palitaw is one of the kakanin delights that mom used to sell in her Sally’s Bake Shop. Palitaw is a small, flat, sweet rice cake made from malagkit (sticky rice) washed, soaked, and then ground. Scoops of the batter are dropped into boiling water where they float to the surface as flat discs – an indication that they’re done. When served, the flat...

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Cassava Cake Recipe for US-based Filipinos

Jan 06

Cassava Cake Recipe for US-based Filipinos

My friend from the USA sent me this recipe on how she makes cassava cake. When I saw that she used frozen cassava, I was surprised. It’s been awhile since I’ve gone to a Filipino grocery in the states. I am sure a lot of Filipinos can still come up with our native delicacies as long as the Filipino stores carry these ingredients. So here is her recipe: 2...

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Where to Buy Suman in Manila

Dec 28

Where to Buy Suman in Manila

Suman makes a great dessert for a traditional Noche Buena meal, or they can even be meals on their own if you don’t want to eat anything too heavy at that late hour. This sticky-rice pastry is wrapped in a banana leaf and eaten dipped in sugar or in hot chocolate. There are as many different kinds of suman as there are provinces in the Philippines since...

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