Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Pan De Sal

Pan de sal is a Spanish term for "salt bread" it is the most popular breakfast bread in the Philippines, as early as 4:00 o'clock in the morning you can hear the vendors shouting "PANDESAL" around the neighborhood. The coffee in the houses are ready and the people are waiting for that shout and they are ready to buy the bread.  I think there is nothing as good as the homemade freshly bake pandesal. So here is the recipe for it.

3 cups flour
1 tablespoon yeast
1/4 cup warm water
1 egg ( beaten)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup melted butter
4 tablespoons sugar
3/4 cup milk

1. Combine the flour, sugar and salt, set aside.
2. Combine the warm water and yeast  ( let it stand for 8 minutes allowing the yeast to be dissolved and grow)
3. Combine procedure 1 & 2 then add the egg, milk and butter  and mix well and knead it  until you form a firm dough.

4. Let the dough rise for an hour by putting it in a big deep bowl and cover it with a damp cloth.
5. After procedure #4 roll the dough until you form a long roll, and slice it diagonally about an inch size each slice.

6. Sprinkle each slice with bread crumbs then let it stand for 40 minutes allowing it to rise then bake at 150 degrees celcius for 15 minutes. ( Preheat the oven for 10 minues before baking)
7. Serve it hot and with a smile :-)

It is my first time to try this, and I am happy with the result but I want to do it again and improve it more:-) Have fun baking! 

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Pastel De Carne Moida

In some parts of South America pastel is a pastry using a thin crust wrapper and stuffed with different fillings. Today I am going to share the most common pastel of South America which is beef pastel, here is how to do it.

1/4 kilo ground beef
1 onion (minced)
4 cloves garlic (minced)
15 regular size pastel wrapper
2 hard boiled eggs
 Salt and pepper to taste

1. Saute garlic and onion then add the ground beef, salt and pepper to taste, then simmer until it is well cooked. When it is cooked let it cool.
2. When it is not hot anymore, crushed the hard boiled egg and mix it well with the sauted ground beef.

3. Spoon a portion of the mixture and put it in a pastel wrapper.
4. Then sealed it using a fork.

 5. Repeat this process until you finish wrapping all the filling, then fry it until golden brown. Serve it hot.


Monday, April 23, 2012

Chocolate Leche Flan

This is very creamy and yummy that you will ask for more once you've tasted it. Make some for the whole family and have a good time together.

1 can  condensed milk
1 can evaporated milk
5 egg yolks
5 tablespoons chocolate powder ( better use a dark chocolate powder and good brand)
4 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons water

 1 . In the mold put the sugar and melt it over medium heat then add the water and simmer for a minute then mix well to make a syrup, set aside.
 2  In a blender puree the condensed milk, chocolate, evaporated milk and yolks.
 3 .Pour in the mold with the syrup and steam for 60 minutes or until cooked..
4. Refrigerate for few hours before serving.

Spicy Salmon Head Stewed in Vinegar

Mmmmmmmm I know to some people this recipe is gross, but sorry folks I need to post this. This is really super hot and delicious, the chilli paste makes the soup reddish. Actually I cooked 10 salmon heads for this, but I forgot to take a photo, I am lucky that after eating there are 3 left, and I decided to post it here. So here is my recipe for this. I will base my recipe for 3-4 servings.

Actually I am lazy to post a blog now but I am talking to my friend Edith of Kansan U.S.A and she do not believe that I can eat the head of the fish lol, I asked her if she will check the recipe if I will post it and she said yes, so here we go :-)

2 salmon heads ( cut into halves and gills removed, clean properly)
1/2 teaspoon chili paste
100 grams chopped cayenne or jalapeno pepper ( siling haba)
3/4 cup vinegar
thumb size garlic ( crushed)
6 cloves garlic (crushed)
salt and pepper to taste

1. In a pot put all the ingredients and bring to boil.
2. Once it is starting to boil turn the heat into low level and continue the process for 45 minutes without stirring it, just cover the pot and make sure that the flavor will be absorbed in the fish by using a ladle scoop the soup and pour over the fish every now and then until the cooking process is finish.
3. Once finish serve it hot.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

budbud de nayon

I learned to cook this dish when I was 11 years old, because my father  always teaches me and my sisters how to prepare this. I wanna share this traditional budbud de nayon recipe o all of you, you might not know that this kind of dish is existing, but I am telling you that this really tastes good, the taste of the ginger and the creamy taste of coconut milk really blend well. This is like puto maya.


3 cups glutinous rice (malagkit)
3 cups coconut milk
1/4 cup crushed ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup sugar

1. Wash the glutinous rice then put in a pot together with all the ingredients.
2. Then cook it like a normal rice.
3. After cooking you can serve it.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Braised Pork's Ear with Hoisin Sauce

To some the ears of the pig is nothing, but to some it is something for the tummy :-). Like a glorious food? Yes! Bite it. Crunchy and chewy. Yummy? For me, yes it is! You wanna try? Here is a simple recipe for it.

2 pork's ears
1 red bell pepper
3 cloves garlic
1 onion
1 lime
2 tablespoons Hoisin Sauce

1. Boil the pork's ears until tender, then drained and slice then set aside.
2. Meanwhile, saute the garlic and onion, then add the pork's ears and braise it for few minutes.
3. Add the Hoisin Sauce and lime juice, mix well and add salt and pepper to taste then simmer.
4. Add the bell pepper simer for a minute and turn off the heat.
5. Serve it hot :-).

Salada Suprema

I've got this recipe from a Portuguese friend and she called this salada suprema. This is easy to prepare and the ingredients are always available at the market. The first time I tasted it, presto! I loved it! See it for your self and I am sure that like me you will also love this salada suprema.

1 cup siced lettuce
1 cup sliced purple cabbage
1 cup sliced green cabbage
1 big tomato
salt and pepper
1 tablespoon cottage cheese
1 lime

1. Properly arrange all the vegetables in a platter.

2. Dash it with salt and pepper, evenly then squeeze the lime on it.
3. Put the cottage cheese on top and serve it.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Pancit with Sardines

I am a big fan of noodles and I like sardines too, that is why I just tried this combination and it came out okey. In my family we always do the sardines and beehoon (bihon) combination. This pancit with sardines is a good one too. You can use fresh pansit for this recipe.

300 grams egg noodles ( boiled and drained)
1/4 kilo cabbage
1 can sardines
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 carrot
1 onion
5 cloves garlic
spring onion ( for garnishing)
parsley ( for garnishing)
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup water

1. Saute garlic and onion
2. Add the sardines and soy sauce then simmer for few minutes.
3. Add the water and let it boil.
4. Add the carrots then simmer for a minute, stir in the cabbage and mix well.
5. Add the pre-cooked egg noodles and mix well add salt and pepper if necessary then simmer for another minute.
6. Garnish it with spring onion and parsley before serving. Enjoy your food!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Kiddie Treat Supreme

I think this recipe is a good treat for your kids, that's why I called it Kiddie Treat Supreme. But of course this is also good for adults although I designed this recipe for kids :-). Get your kids involve in preparing this dish, I am sure that they will like it and eat a lot when you serve it. Have fun cooking.

1/4 kilo hotdog
1 dozen Quail's egg ( hard boiled and peeled)
1 red bell pepper
1 green bell pepper
1 yellow bell pepper
2 Potatoes
2 Carrots
3 cloves garlic
1 small onion
1 teaspoon chicken powder

1. Slice the hotdog, potatoes, carrots, bell peppers then mix together.
2. Saute the garlic and onion then add the mixed ingredients and chicken powder.

3. Mix well and simmer until it is done.
4. Serve it hot and top with quail's egg, parsley and spring onion :-)

Peanut Brittle

I think this is the simplest way of making peanut brittle, I made this quickly because I have visitors and I want to at least serve them a dessert after their meal. It is very simple to do so I hope that you will enjoy making this peanut brittle.

1 cup toasted peanuts
3/4 cup white sugar
1/4 teaspoon butter

1. Melt the sugar, and when its totally melted put the butter and mix well.
2. Pour in the peanuts then mix well, turn of the heat
3. In a baking sheet pour the mixture, and spread evenly.

4. Let it cool and crack into pieces before keeping it in a jar or before serving.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Sauted Squash, Okra and Eggplant

I am missing my mother's sauteed vegetable from our farm when I was young, which consist only of 3 vegetables ( squash, okra and eggplant) I really liked it specially if it is saucy. Here is how to cook it.

1/2 kilo squash
1/4 kilo okra
1/4 kilo eggplant
1/4 kilo pork's fat
1/2 cup soy sauce
3 cloves garlic
1 onion
3 cups water
salt and pepper to taste

1. Burn the fats until you obtain the oil from it, then put it in the side of the pan, then saute the garlic and onion using that oil from the pork's fat.
2. Pour in the soy sauce and add the squash, let it simmer for a minute.
3. Add the water, and simmer until the squash is almost done.
4. Add the okra and eggplant, mix well and simmer until it is done.
5. Serve it hot and with a smile :-)

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Strawberry Cookies

It is Sunday and I want to serve the kids at the church something sweet for a snack and at the same time something that they will love and enjoy to eat by involving them to do it with me. I let them choose what they want to put in it with some sprinkles or strawberry syrup and everyone likes the strawberry syrup to go with it. Here is the simple recipe of strawberry cookies.

2 cups flour
2 tablespoons strawberry syrup flavor
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar

1. Sift the flour, sugar and baking powder.
2. In a mixing bowl mix all the ingredients thoroughly until you form a firm dough.
3. Spoon a portion from the dough and flatten a little then place in a baing sheet.
4. Preheat the oven to 170 degree Celcius then bake the cookies for 10 minutes or until done.
5. Serve it with a smile:-)

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Mac and Cheese

Simple and easy to prepare, this macaroni dish is favorite of my friends, they loved this because it is creamy, cheesy and yummy! :-)

1/2 kilo elbow macaroni ( cooked according to its packaging procedure then drained) Set aside.
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup butter
4 cups milk
3 cups grated cheese ( reserved 1 cup for toppings)
1 teaspoon mustard (optional)
salt and pepper to taste

1. Preheat oven to 360 degrees F (180 degrees C).
2. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. When the butter starts to foam and bubble, stir in the flour; cook on medium heat around 3 minutes.
3. Add salt and pepper then whisk in the milk and let it simmer until sauce thickens.
4. Then add 2 cups of cheese and the mustard, mix well to combine. Turn off the heat.
5. Mix the cooked macaroni and the sauce, top it with the remaining grated cheese then bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes or until it is done.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Sweet and Spicy Ginger Chicken

This Chinese chicken dish is sweet and spicy that will surely tickle your taste buds. The blending of all the flavors are perfect! Try this recipe and enjoy eating :-)

1/2 kilo chicken
100 grams ginger ( cut into strips)
1/4 cup Chilli Sauce
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup soy sauce

1. Marinate the chicken with the soy sauce for 10 minutes
2. Saute the ginger until golden brown, remove some for garnishing later.
3. Put the chicken ( don't include the marinating sauce) then increase the heat and braise the chicken until the meat will be light brown, if this process is done pour in the marinating sauce and let it simmer for few minutes making sure the flavor penetrates the meat.
4. Add the sugar and the chili sauce, simmer until done.
5. Serve it with rice.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Coffee Ice Cream

If you loved coffee, this ice cream is for you. The aroma of the coffee makes this ice cream so tempting. Try it!

1 cup brewed coffee (already cold)
400 grams all purpose cream
380 grams condensed milk
a pinch of powdered coffee

1. In a blender put all the ingredients except powdered coffee.
2. Blend well, then pour in a container.
3. Sprinkle the powdered coffee then refrigerate until it is done.
4. Serve it with your favorite decoration or just plane delicious coffee ice cream.

Sunday, April 1, 2012


One Of the desserts that I like to make is macaroons because it is very simple and easy to do. I have posted macaroons in my previous post but this one is another try and making it simple and easy, so I hope you will try this one.

100 grams dessicated coconut
1/2 cup condensed milk
1 piece egg 
2 tablespoons melted butter

1. In a mixing bowl combine the ingredients until fully mixed.
2. After mixing well, put the mixture in a small baking paper cups.
3. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown at 170 degrees celcius. ( preheat the oven)

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