Pan-Fried Pork Gyoza


Ingredients:
gyoza or dumpling wrappers

Filling:
4 cups cabbage, chopped into small pieces
250 grams ground pork
2 tablespoons green onions, chopped
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
salt and ground white pepper to taste
ground white pepper

Dipping Sauce:
2/3 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup vinegar
1 tablespoon chopped green onions
1/2 teaspoon crushed red chili

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large bowl, combine cabbage and 1/2 teaspoon salt then let sit for 10 minutes.
2. Squeeze the cabbage firmly to discard excess water.
3. In a large bowl, combine cabbage, ground pork, green onions, soy sauce, sesame oil, salt and ground white pepper then mix evenly with your hand.

Part 2
1. Scoop a spoonful of mixture then place in the center of wrapper.
2. Moisten the entire edge of wrapper with water then fold in half.
3. Seal and crimp the edges then press against bottom into sheet pan.
4. Repeat the procedures to remaining mixture.

Part 3
1. In a pan, heat 1 teaspoon oil then arrange dumplings in it flat side facing down.
2. Cook the bottom for a few minutes until light browned.
3. Slowly pour hot water until half submerged. Cover and cook until the water has evaporated.
4. Transfer the Gyoza into plate then serve with dipping sauce.

Cheesy Dulce de Leche Cake

The sweetness of the dulce de leche is balanced with the cheese. The cake base is very easy to prepare and came out soft and moist. Perfect with your favorite coffee or tea.

Ingredients:
Cupcake:
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
2 pieces egg
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 lemon juiced and zested with 1/2 cup hot water

Dulce de Leche:
1 cup condensed milk
2 cupa evaporated milk
2 piece egg yolk
2 tablespoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoon butter
1 cup Cheddar Cheese, grated for topping

Procedures:
1.In a large mixing bowl, sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
2. Add the milk, egg, oil, lemon juice and vanilla extract. Mix until all ingredients are well blended.
3. Pour batter in 8 inch springform pan. Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes.Remove from oven and let it cool.
4. In a saucepan combine the condensed milk, evaporated milk, egg yolk, and cornstarch. Mix until the egg and cornstarch as well blended.
5. Cook over medium heat while stirring consistently until mixture becomes thick around 20-30 minutes.Cake is done when it springs back to the touch
6. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla and butter.Let it cool before frosting the cake. Top with grated cheese

Crispy Sweet and Sour Meatballs


Ingredients:
Meatballs:
500 grams ground pork or ground beef
1 tablespoon cornstarch or 1/2 cup bread crumbs
1 raw egg
1/2 small onion, finely chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon soy sauce(optional)
1/2 teaspoon worcestershire sauce(optional)
1 small carrot, finely chopped(optional)
2 tablespoons cilantro, finely chopped(optional)

Crispy Coating:
breadcrumbs
1 raw egg, beaten
1 tablespoon flour
cooking oil for frying

Sweet and Sour Sauce:
1/2 small onion, diced
1 teaspoon garlic, chopped
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup brown sugar
6 tablespoons vinegar
1/4 cup tomato sauce
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon cornstarch(dissolved in 1 tablespoon water)
1 small carrot, sliced thinly
1 cup green and red bell pepper, sliced 1/4 inch thick
1 cup pineapple chunks, juice drained(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, mix egg and flour until well blended. Set aside.

Part 2(Skip this procedure if you are using premade meatballs from the market)
1. In a bowl, combine all the meatballs ingredients and mix thoroughly.
2. Scoop and form the mixture into 1 tablespoons ball shaped.
3. Dip each ball into mixture then roll into breadcrumbs until evenly coated.
4. In a frying pan, heat oil and deep fry until crisp and golden brown. Drain and set aside.

Part 3
1. In a sauce pan, heat vegetable oil over medium heat and saute garlic and onions.
2. Add carrots and bell pepper then stir fry for 2 minutes.
3. Add pineapple chunks and stir fry for 1 minute.
4. Add tomato sauce, vinegar, water, brown sugar and a dash of salt. Mix well and let it boil.
5. Add cornstarch mixture and cook until desired thickness is reached.
6. Add fried meatballs and simmer for 2 minutes.
7. Adjust seasoning according to taste.
8. Serve with steamed rice.

Kinamatisang Tahong


Ingredients:
1 kilo Fresh Mussles (Tahong)
2 tablespoon margarine
1 medium onion, diced,
2 cloves garlic, diced,
3 tomatoes, sliced
Pastis/Fish Sauce to taste
Dash of black pepper

Procedures:
1. In a large pan with water, boil the mussels until the shells open. Remove from heat.
2. Remove the shells and the hairy part of the mussels, then slice each mussel in half.
3. In a saucepan over medium heat, put the margarine until melted. Add the onions and garlic and cook until transluscent. Add the tomatoes and continue cooking until the tomatoes are soft, around 10 minutes.
4. Add the sliced mussels, season with patis and pepper. Remove from heat. Serve with rice and enjoy.

Lemon Meringue Pie

Making a pie from scratch may sound intimidating. But it you look into the procedure and ingredients, they are very simple. You may prepare the crust ahead of time and refrigerate.

Ingredients:
For the pie crust:
3 cups all purpose flour
1 cup confectioners sugar
1 cup butter, cold and cubed
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Lemon Curd Filling:
1 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoon all purpose flour
3 tablespoon cornstarch
1 1/2 cup water
1 lemon, juiced and zested
2 tablespoon butter
4 egg yolk

For the meringue:
4 egg whites
6 tablespoon granulated sugar

Procedures:
1. To prepare the crust, in a medium bowl, sift together the flour and confectioner’s sugar. Fold in the butter using a fork until mixture forms small crumbs. Stir in the egg and vanilla extract and mix until it forms a dough. If the mixture feels greasy, add some flour. Roll flat around 1/4 inch thick and to about an inch larger than pie plate. Fold carefully in half, lift to pie plate, and unfold. Press into pan. Trim edge with a small knife and pinch edges to form the desired design.Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes at 300 Fahrenheit. Remove from oven and set aside.

2. For the lemon curd, in a medium pan, whisk together the sugar, flour, cornstarch, and salt. Stir in water, lemon juice and lemon zest. Cook over medium-high heat while stirring frequently to avoid burning on the bottom, until mixture comes to a boil. Stir in butter. Place egg yolks in a small bowl and gradually whisk in 1/2 cup of hot sugar mixture. Whisk egg yolk mixture back into remaining sugar mixture. Bring to a boil and continue to cook while stirring constantly until thick. Remove from heat. Pour filling into baked pie crust.

3. To Make Meringue: In a large mixing bowl, whip egg whites using an electric mixer until foamy. Add sugar gradually, and continue to whip until stiff peaks form. Spread meringue over pie making sure all edges of the pie is sealed.

4. Bake the pie in preheated oven at 350 Fahrenheit for 10 minutes or until the meringue is golden brown. Remove from oven and let it cool. Once cooled, refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. This is important to avoid a runny curd.

Kinamatisang Manok


Ingredients:
1 kilo chicken, cut into serving pieces
6 cloves garlic, chopped
1 large-sized onion, chopped
6 pieces tomatoes, chopped
1/4 cup fish sauce
1 tablespoons tomato paste
3 pieces laurel leaves
2 cups water
4 tablespoons cooking oil
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
1. In a pan, heat oil then saute garlic, onion, and tomatoes until soft.
2. Add chicken then saute for 3 minutes, season with fish sauce then cook until light brown.
3. Add tomato paste and laurel leaves then stir cook for a minute.
4. Add water then simmer for 30 minutes or until the meat is tender and the sauce reduced. Add more water if necessary.
5. Adjust seasoning according to taste. Transfer to serving bowl then serve hot.

Bangus Flakes Omelet


Ingredients:
4 eggs, beaten
1 whole fried or leftover bangus(milkfish), deboned and shredded into flakes
1 onion, minced
1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
3 tablespoons butter or margarine
2-3 tablespoons soy sauce or liquid seasoning
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
1 tablespoon cooking oil
salt and pepper to taste
2-3 pieces red chili(labuyo), chopped
1 tablespoon chopped spring onions(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs and spring onions together until frothy. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil then saute ginger and onions until soft.
2. Add bangus flakes and red chili then stir cook for 3 minutes.
3. Add soy sauce, oyster sauce, salt and ground pepper then continue stirring for another 2 minutes.
4. Remove from the pan and set aside.

Part 3
1. In a same pan, melt butter in a low heat then pour egg mixture.
2. Cook until slightly set then top bangus flakes.
3. Continue cooking until bottom is fully set then gently fold omelet over.
4. Drain on paper towel then transfer into serving plate then sprinkle with remaining spring onions. Serve.

Brownie Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

This is a twist from the regular Oreo cor Graham crusted cheesecake that we usually have. You may also use the brownie recipe posted here (http://filipinostylerecipe.com/2014/04/chewy-brownies/) if you don’t have a boxed brownie and just cut the recipe ingredients in half.


Ingredients:
1 box (19 oz) brownie mix
4 packs cream cheese, softened
1 cup sour cream
1 cup sugar
4 eggs
2 teaspoon vanila
2 tablespoon flour
1/2 cup mini chocolate chip

Procedures:
1. Grease bottom of 9 inch springform pan. Prepare brownie based on package instruction . Spread evenly on the prepared pan and bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees for 5 minutes less than stated in the package.Remove from oven and let it cool while preparing the cheesecake.

2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add eggs, sour cream, vanilla and mix until well combined. Add flour and mix until just combined.

3. Cover the chocolate chips with flour to avoid from sinking into the bottom. Fold in the chocolate chips into the cheesecake mixture.

4. Pour the cheesecake mixture over the brownie crust and bake for 45 minutes. Open the oven and let the cheesecake sit for 30 minutes to an hour before removing i. Cool completely before putting in the refrigerator.

Dulce De Leche Cupcakes


Good for 12 Cupcakes

Ingredients:
Dulce de Leche:
1/2 cup condensed milk
1 cup evaporated milk
1 piece egg yolk
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon butter

Cupcake:
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
1 egg
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice with 1/4 cup water

Procedures:
Prepare the dulce de leche:
1. In a saucepan combine the condensed milk, evaporated milk, egg yolk, and cornstarch. Mix until the egg and cornstarch as well blended.
2. Cook over medium heat while stirring consistently until mixture becomes thick around 20-30 minutes.
3. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla and butter.
4. Let it cool.

Prepare the cupcake:
1.In a large mixing bowl, sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
2. Add the milk, egg, oil, and vanilla extract. Mix until all ingredients are well blended.
3. Boil the lemon juice in a saucepan, remove from heat and immediately beat into the batter.
4. Fill cupcake liners until 3/4 full. Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 15-20 minutes.
5. Remove from oven and let it cool.
6. Top with the cooked dulce de leche.
7. You can also drizzle with salted caramel sauce.

Salted Caramel Sauce


You can use this salted caramel sauce to drizzle on your favorite pastries or even on smoothies, or just eat it on its own as a dessert. You can prepare ahead of time and store in the fridge for future use.

Ingredients:
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoon butter, cut into small cubes
2 tablespoon all purpose cream
1/4 teaspoon salt

Procedures:
1. In a pan over medium heat, put the sugar and wait until it starts to melt. Do not stir the unmelted portion as this will cause the sugar to harden. The sugar will turn to thick amber colored liquid. You may now start stirring careful not to burn the sugar.
2. Stir the butter until completely melted.
3. Slowly drizzle the all purpose cream . The mixture will bubble rapidly, continuously stir until the cream is evenly incorporated.The mixture will thicken once cooled.
4. Remove from heat and stir half of the salt. You may add the other half depending on your preference to the saltiness of your salted caramel.

Note: Put in a bottle and cover tightly if not yet to be used. You may store this in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.