Minatamis na Saging


Ingredients:
6 plantains(saging na saba), peeled and sliced
1 cup brown sugar
2 cups water
1 teaspoon vanilla

Procedures:
1. In a cooking pot, boil water then add brown sugar. Keep stirring until dissolved.
2. Add vanilla extract and salt then stir well.
3. Put-in the plantains and simmer in a low heat for 15 minutes or until soft.
4. Let it cool then transfer into serving bowl. Serve with ice and milk.

Mango Cheesecake


Ingredients:
Crust:
1 1/2 cups crushed graham cracker
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder(optional)

Filling:
1/2 cup mango puree
1 cup cream cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
2 raw eggs
1/2 teaspoon lemon extract

Mango Glaze:
1/2 cup mango or mango puree
1/4 cup sugar

Whipping cream for garnishing (optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a mixing bowl, combine crushed graham, cinnamon powder, sugar and butter then mix until well combined.
2. In a springform pan, spread and press down the crust mixture up to 1/2 inch thick then refrigerate for at least 10 minutes.
3. Bake in a preheated oven over 350 F for 15 minutes. Remove and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a blender, combine mango puree, cream cheese, sour cream, eggs and lemon extract. Blend until smooth.
2. Pour and spread evenly the filling into the crust up to 1 inch thick then bake at 325 F for 40 minutes or until firm. Test for doneness, if toothpick inserted comes out clean. Remove and let it cool.

Part 3
1. Boil sugar and remaining mango puree until slightly thicken.
2. Pour the mixture over the cheesecake. Add whipping cream on the side, chill at least 8 hours. Serve cold.

Pastillas De Leche


Yield: 30 pieces

Ingredients:
3 cups powdered milk, sifted
1.75 cups condensed milk
1/2 cup granulated sugar, sifted

Procedures:
1. In a mixing bowl, pour powdered milk then add condensed milk gradually. Mix well until the texture is similar to dough.
2. Scoop a spoonful of mixture and mold into desired shapes then roll in granulated sugar.
3. Repeat until all the mixture are consumed. Wrap into cellophane or paper.

Chocolate Marshmallow Waffle


Yield: 6 waffles

Ingredients:
2 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, separate egg yolk and egg white
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 cups warm milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
chocolate spread
marshmallow

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a bowl, separate egg whites then beat until stiff peaks form.
2. In another bowl, combine egg yolks, milk and vanilla. Whisk together.
3. Add dry ingredients then mix well. Fold in egg whites.

Part 3
1. Lightly grease waffle iron, then preheat to desired temperature.
2. Ladle the batter then cook for 5-10 minutes or until golden and crisp.
3. Transfer into serving plate then top with chocolate spread and marshmallow.
4. Torch marshmallow then serve together with hot coffee.

Polvoron


Yield: 40 pieces

Ingredients:
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup powdered milk (I used Nido Fortified)
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted
* japanese paper or or cellophane
* polvoron moulder

Flavoring: (Optional)
3/4 cup (crushed toasted pinipig, ground cookies and cream(Oreo), chocolate powder, etc…)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pan over medium heat, toast flour for about 15 minutes or until color turns to light brown. Stir constantly.
2. Transfer to a bowl and let it cool. Set aside.

Part 2
1. Add powdered milk and sugar then mix until well combined.
2. Pour melted butter then mix well until smooth.
3. Add the flavoring you choose then stir well.

Part 3
1. In a polvoron mold, scoop and press the mixture until compact.
2. Freeze polvoron for 30 minutes or until firm then wrap with japanese paper then secure by twisting both ends.
3. Repeat until all the mixture are consumed. Done!

Dulce De Leche Cheesecake


Ingredients:
For the Crust:
2 cups crushed grahams
6 tablespoon butter, melted
4 tablespoon sugar

For the Filling:
3 packs cream cheese, softened
1 1/4 cups white sugar
3 eggs
1 cup sour cream
3 tablespoon flour
3 teaspoon vanilla extract

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

Procedures:
Part 1 (Crust)
1. In a bowl, mix together the crushed grahams, butter and sugar until the mixture is moistened.
2. Press the mixture into round cake pan. Chill in the refrigerator while preparing the filling.

Part 2 (Filling)
1. 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.
2. Pour the cream cheese mixture into the prepared crust.
3. Bake in preheated oven at 350 Fahrenheit for 60 minutes. After baking, let it stay in the oven for at least 60 minutes.

Part 3(dulce de leche):
1. In a saucepan combine the condensed milk, evaporated milk, egg yolk, and cornstarch. Mix until the egg and cornstarch are 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.Let it cool.
4. Top cheesecake with dulce de leche. Chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

One Bowl Mayo Chocolate Cake


Yield: 1 8-inch round cake

Ingredients:
Chocolate Cake
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 1/2 cup warm instant coffee
2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Chocolate Ganache:
1 cup dark chocolate, chopped
1 cup all purpose cream

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Preheat oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly grease 8 inch round pan.
2. Mix the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and baking powder. Stir in the mayonnaise. Gradually add the coffee until well blended. Add the vanilla extract and mix. Pour the batter into the cake pan.
3. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes. Remove and cool before frosting.

Part 2
1. In a pan,heat the heavy cream over medium heat. When cream starts to boil, remove from heat and pour over the chopped chocolates and whisk until smooth. Allow the ganache to cool before frosting the cake.

Simple Mango Panna Cotta


Ingredients:
1 cup all-purpose cream
1 cup full cream milk
2 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
1 1/2 teaspoon white sugar

Mango Jelly:
1 large sweet ripe mango, peel and cut into cubes
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon unflavored gelatin
2 cups water

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine all purpose cream, milk, sugar and gelatin. Mix for 5 minutes or until gelatin dissolves.
2. In a pan, simmer cream mixture over low heat for 15 minutes. Strain to discard any particles.
3. Pour the cream mixture 2/3 of serving cup. Refrigerate until firm.

Part 2
1. In a bowl, dissolved gelatin in 1-1/2 cup water. Set aside for 10 minutes.
2. In a blender, combine mango, water and sugar. Blend until smooth. Strain to discard any fibers.
3. In a pan, combine mango mixture and dissolved gelatin then simmer over low heat for 5 minutes or until slightly thicken.
4. Pour mango-gelatin mixture over cream mixture. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or until firm. Serve.

Buko Pandan Salad


Ingredients:
1 pack gulaman(sweetened pandan flavor)
granulated sugar to taste
1/2 cup tapioca pearls(sago)
2 cups young coconut, shredded into strips
1 pack(250 ml) All-Purpose Cream
1 can(300 ml) condensed milk
1 tablespoon pandan flavoring essence
1 bottle clear nata de coco(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a small pot, cook gulaman over low heat based on package instructions. Add sugar then stir until dissolved.
2. Transfer into flat container and let it cool until set completely. Cut into small cubes. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pot, boil water over medium heat then add tapioca pearls.
2. Keep stirring to avoid from sticking together until cooked and turns into transparent.
3. Remove from heat then rinse into running water. Drain and set aside, let it cool.

Part 3
1. In a large container, combine all purpose cream and condensed milk then mix until well blended.
2. Add gulaman, coconut strips, nata de coco, sago and pandan flavoring essence then mix.
3. Cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight before serving.

Blueberry Graham Icebox Cake


Ingredients:
2 cups blueberry pie toppings
300 grams graham crackers
2 cans (300 ml) condensed milk
2 cans (300 ml) all purpose cream

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In bowl, combine all purpose cream and condensed milk. Mix well.

Part 2
1. Chill a metal rectangular container.
2. Dip the graham cracker into cold water and arrange a layer at the bottom.
3. Spread a layer of cream mixture then a layer of blueberry pie toppings.
4. Repeat step 2 and 3 up to 4 layer then spread with blueberry pie toppings.
5. Refrigerate overnight. Serve cold.