Filipino Style Recipe: S’mores Graham Balls are simple and easy on the budget. The Graham balls are sweet snacks filled with marsh mallow that you and your family could enjoy. These is commonly serve in any occasions specially during holidays.
Estimated time of preparation: 20-25 minutes (plus refrigerating time)
1 1/2 cup crushed graham
1 can (300ml) condensed milk
3 tablespoons powdered milk
2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
marshmallows for filling
1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar
1. In a bowl, combine crushed grahams and condensed milk then mix until well incorporated.
2. Add the powdered milk and cocoa. Use hand to make dough. (Add more grahams if mixture is still sticky and hard to make ball.)
1. Scoop a spoonful of graham mixture and create a ball by rolling into your palms.
2. Push one marshmallow into the center of the ball then seal and roll it until the shape is round.
3. Roll the graham balls over confectioner’s sugar.
4. Repeat steps until all the mixture is consumed.
5. Put into sealed container and refrigerate until ready to serve.
6. Place each ball in a small muffin liner then serve.
Filipino Style Recipe: Baked kamote fries is a popular snack that consists of slices of sweet potatoes. The sweet potatoes coated in cornstarch then seasoned with olive oil, cayenne and salt. Baked in a preheat oven for 30 minutes or until browned and crisp then serve as snack, appetizer or side dish.
Estimated time of preparation: 15 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 30 minutes(plus cooling time)
Good for 4-6 servings
3 large-sized sweet potatoes(kamote), peeled and cut into slices
1/2 cup cornstarch
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon cayenne powder
1. In a large bowl, combine potatoes and cornstarch then stir to coat evenly. Strain to remove excess cornstarch.
2. In a separate bowl, combine potatoes, olive oil, cayenne and salt then toss to coat evenly.
3. Arrange in grease baking sheet then bake in a preheated oven over 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes. (15 minutes each side or until browned).
4. Turn off the heat then let it cool inside the oven for another 15 minutes. Serve with dipping sauce.
Filipino Style Recipe: Mango tortilla rolls is another simple and easy Filipino meryenda(mid-afternoon snack). Mango Tortilla rolls is made of tortilla bread filled with ripe mangoes, carrots, cucumber and mayonnaise.
Estimated time of preparation: 30 minutes
Good for 10 pieces
10 pieces tortillas
1 carrot, cut into strips
1 cucumber, cut into strips with skin intact
2 pieces ripe mangoes, cut into strips
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1. In a hot dry pan, heat tortilla for a few seconds then place in a flat surface.
2. Arrange 3-4 pieces each of cucumber, carrot, mango and fill with mayonnaise then roll.
3. Repeat the procedures for remaining pieces.
4. Cut into serving pieces before serve.
Filipino Style Recipe: Potato chip is a popular snack that consists of thin slices of potatoes. The chips deep fried until golden brown and crispy. The basic potato chips are seasoned with salt; other varieties are flavored in cheese, herbs, sour cream and other seasonings. This is commonly served as snack, appetizer or side dish.
Estimated time of preparation: 15 minutes(plus soaking time)
Estimated time of cooking: 15 minutes
Good for 4-6 servings
6 pieces potatoes, cleaned
salt to taste
cooking oil for frying
1. In a large container, pour cold water then add a dash of salt. Stir until dissolve.
2. Using a slicer, slice the potatoes into thin slices then soak them in cold salted water for an hour.
3. Pat the potatoes very dry with paper towels.
1. In a frying pan, heat oil then deep fry potatoes until golden brown and crispy.
2. Drain on paper towels then sprinkle with salt. Transfer to serving bowl then serve with your favorite dip.
Filipino Style Recipe: Graham balls is another simple and easy dessert made of graham crackers. It consists of crushed graham crackers, condensed milk, evaporated milk and cinnamon powder mixed together until well combined. Mold into a ball shapes then roll in sprinkles and refrigerate before serving.
Estimated time of preparation: 30 minutes(plus refrigerating time)
Good for 24 pieces
3 cups crushed graham crackers
1 cup condensed milk
1/4 cup evaporated milk
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
sprinkles (rice crispy, crushed nuts, chocolate sprinkles, rainbow sprinkles, etc)
1. In a mixing bowl, combine crushed graham, condensed milk, evaporated milk and cinnamon powder then mix well.
2. Scoop a spoonful of mixture then mold into a ball shapes and roll in sprinkles.
3. Place into paper cups then refrigerate for at least 3 hours before serving.
Filipino Style Recipe: Sugar beets halaya is almost similar to Filipino ube halaya. This dish has a pink-red color, sweet taste and has a thick consistency. The red sugar beets cut into thin slices then boil until soft. Cook together with evaporated milk, condensed milk and vanilla extract until thick.
1 kilo red sugar beets, peeled and sliced
2 big cans(300 ml) condensed milk
1 big can(370 ml) evaporated milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract(optional)
1/2 cup butter
1. In a pot, boil water then cook beets for 30 minutes or until tender.
2. Drain and let it cool then grate or process in a blender. Set aside.
1. Heat pan in a low heat then melt butter.
2. Add remaining ingredients and grated beets then cook for 30 minutes or until becomes really thick. Keep stirring.
3. Transfer to shallow pan and let it cool then refrigerate for 2 hours before serve.
Filipino Style Recipe: Asparagus Salami pita Rolls is another easy and simple Filipino meryenda(mid-afternoon snack). This dish is made of pita bread or soft tacos stuffed with salami, asparagus, cheese then season with salt and pepper then toast for a few minutes.
Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 5-8 minutes(plus preheating time)
Good for 6 rolls
6 pieces pita bread
6 salami slices
1 bunch medium-sized fresh asparagus, trimmed to 5 inch
quick melt cheese, slice into strips
salt and pepper to taste
1. In a pot, boil water with salt then add asparagus. Cook for 1-2 minutes then drain and set aside.
2. In a pan, heat oil then fry salami for a minute. Drain on paper towels and set aside.
1. Place pita bread in a flat surface then arrange salami slice.
2. Arrange 4-6 pieces asparagus and cheese slices.
3. Sprinkle with salt and pepper then roll.
4. Repeat the procedures for remaining pieces.
5. Pre-heat oven over 220 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes then toast pita rolls for 5-8 minutes or until the cheese melted. Serve!
Filipino Style Recipe: pita rolls is another simple and easy Filipino meryenda(mid-afternoon snack). Pita roll is made of pita bread or soft tacos stuffed with hot dogs, scrambled eggs, mayonnaise, lettuce and cheese then toast for a few minutes.
Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 10-15 minutes
Good for 8 servings
4 pieces pita bread, cut into half
4 pieces hot dogs, halves
1/2 cup mayonnaise or sour cream
1 1/2 cups lettuce, trimmed
8 strips of quick melt cheese
1 white onion, chopped
2 tomatoes, diced
2 eggs, beaten
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1. In a pan, heat oil then stir fry hot dogs for 1-2 minutes. Drain and set aside.
1. In a same pan, saute onions and tomatoes until soft.
2. Pour beaten eggs then let it begin to set before slowly stir until turns to fluffy texture. Drain and set aside.
1. Arrange the filling over each pita bread then roll.
2. Repeat the procedures for remaining slices.
3. Pre-heat oven over 250 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes then toast pita rolls for 5-8 minutes or until the cheese melted. Serve!
1. You may customize the fillings based on what you like.
Filipino Style Recipe: Taho or tauhue is another popular Filipino snack originate from Chinese and commonly sold along the streets specially every morning. Taho is usually made of soy beans or extra soft tofu which is available in grocery stores. Traditionally this is usually serve warm with sago pearls and sugar syrup.
Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 20-30 minutes(plus soaking time)
Good for 3-4 glasses
3 cups extra soft tofu
1/2 cup sago or tapioca pearls
Brown Sugar Syrup(Arnibal):
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon vanilla(optional)
1. Soak sago pearls in water for 3 hours then cook in boiling water for 15 minutes or until turn clear.
2. Stir constantly to prevent sticking then drain and transfer to a bowl of cold water. Set aside
1. In a pan, boil water then add brown sugar and vanilla. Mix well until dissolves. Set aside.
1. In a steamer heat extra soft tofu for 10 minutes or in microwave for 2 minutes.
2. In a glass or bowl, transfer tofu then top with sago pearls and brown sugar syrup. Mix then serve warm.
Filipino Style Recipe: Carioca or Karioka is another typical Filipino meryenda(mid-afternoon snack). It is usually made up of sticky rice balls filled with sweet red bean paste. Deep fried until goldent brown then coated in brown sugar glaze.
cooking oil for frying
2 cups sweet rice flour
1 1/2 cups coconut milk
1 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup coconut milk
sweet red beans paste
1. In a bowl, combine rice flour and coconut milk. Mix well until dough like.
2. Take 2 tablespoons of dough and make a ball shape.
3. Flatten the center of the dough using your thumb and scoop in at least 1 tablespoon of filling.
4. Fill in the center of dough, seal then roll into a ball and flatten into a patty.
1.In a pan, heat oil and deep fry the dough for 5 minutes or until golden brown.
2. Drain on paper towel then set aside.
1. In a sauce pan, combine brown sugar and coconut milk then bring to a boil until glaze.
2. Dip the carioca in the mixture until completely coated.
3. Remove the carioca one by one then skew each carioca on bamboo sticks, 2-3 carioca per stick.
1. Sweet red bean paste is available in grocery stores. But if you prefer to do it by yourself, here’s the recipe on how to make a sweet red bean paste.