Suman na Mongo

Feb 10

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I first learned how to cook suman from Prof. Matilde Guzman Food Preparation class. I love the combination of mongo and coconut-flavored sweet sticky rice wrapped in banana leaves. Here is the recipe. Ingredients 1 cup malagkit (glutinous rice) 1 cup mongo 1-1/4 cups sugar 3/4 cups coco milk coco cream from 1 grated coconut Ingredients 1. Soak, grind, and drain...

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Sapin-Sapin Recipe (Steamed Coconut Layer Pudding)

Aug 01

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I am not an expert when it comes to making kakanin. I rely a lot of my knowledge from my Food Preparation class back in college. The most basic of which is How to Extract Coconut Cream. However, there are packs of coconut cream that I’ve tested out for maja blanca. Sapin-sapin is a number one request from most of my readers and it took me quite a while to test...

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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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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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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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Kakanin Stand in Malls

Feb 09

Kakanin Stand in Malls

Go to any mall , shopping places, or grocery in Metro Manila and chances are you will always find a kakanin stand like the one above. For as low as 10 pesos a piece, there are choices of biko, puto, kutsinta, suman , sapin-sapin and other Filipino delicacies. The kakanin stand owners don’t necessarily make the kakanin. These are just ordered from as far as...

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Puto Pandan

Feb 04

Puto Pandan

Yummy Puto Pandan. I can just taste the pandan flavor in every bite of this puto. My husband and I happened to drop by at the Makati Cinema Square and the Kakanin stand on the first flooe never fails to attract me. For only 5 pesos per puto, the price is worth it. After buying 10 pieces, I take a bite . The texture of the puto is moist and compact. You can even...

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Palitaw

Aug 03

Palitaw

Palitaw is a Filipino snack that is made of galapong (a soft dough), rice flour and when cooked, it is topped with white sugar and toasted linga (sesame seeds). According to this food site: Palitaw literally means to float. Once the glutinous rice mixture floats it means its cook.”>Palitaw literally means to float. Once the glutinous rice mixture floats it...

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