Classic Bread Pudding

Filipino Style Recipe: Classic bread pudding is a bread-based dessert popular in many countries including the Philippines. There are several ways to make bread pudding, normally the bread(leftover) break and then soak in milk, egg, sugar and other fruits. Bake for 30 minutes or until the knife comes out clean when inserted. Most of my ingredients were delivered by Walter Mart – City Delivery.

Estimated time of preparation: 10-12 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 30 minutes

6 slices white bread(leftover)
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
4 eggs, beaten
2 cups evaporated milk
3/4 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup raisins

1. In a 8 inch baking pan, break bread into small pieces then drizzle the melted butter and sprinkle the raisins.
2. In a bowl, combine beaten eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla. Mix well.
3. Pour the egg mixture over the bread then push with fork until the bread is fully soaked.
4. Bake in a preheated oven over 300 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes or until the knife comes out clean when inserted.
5. Remove from oven and let it cool. Slice into serving pieces then serve.

(Thanks to Ms. Rochelle for sharing)

Paksiw na Salmonete

Filipino Style Recipe: Paksiw na salmonete or red mullet is another quick and easy fish dish by Filipinos. Salmonete is a Spanish word for red mullet. Red mullet is a Mediterranean fish with a mix of orange, red and pink colored skin. I used striped red mullet in this recipe and the procedure is similar to other paksiw. Normally the fish and vegetables cook in a blend of vinegar and some spices like garlic, onion and ginger then cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until tender.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 20-30 minutes.
Good for 3-4 persons.

500 grams red mullet(salmonete), cleaned
1 small garlic, pounded
1 onion, sliced
1 thumb-sized ginger, sliced and pounded
1/2 cup vinegar
1 cup water
1 teaspoon cooking oil
1 teaspoon grind black pepper
2 teaspoon salt
3 green chili(siling haba)
5 small okra, heads removed

Part 1
1. In a pan, arrange salmonete, garlic, onion, ginger, salt and black pepper.
2. Pour water, vinegar and cooking oil then add okra and green chili.
3. Cover and simmer in a medium heat for 10-15 minutes or until tender.
4. Remove from heat and Serve.

1. You may also used eggplants or bitter gourd(ampalaya) as alternative vegetable.

(Thanks to my Mom for sharing)

Tinapa Fried Rice

Filipino Style Recipe: tinapa fried rice is another affordable rice dish made up of tinapa flakes, cooked rice and seasoning.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 20 minutes
Good for 4 servings

5 cups cooked rice or left-over rice
2 pieces fried or left-over tinapa(smoked fish), flakes and discard bones
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 gloves garlic, minced
salt and pepper to taste
chopped spring onion for garnishing(optional)

1. In a pan, heat oil then saute garlic.
2. Add tinapa flakes and stir cook for 3 minutes or until light brown.
3. Add cooked rice, salt and ground pepper then stir cook for 2-3 minutes. Mix evenly.
4. Transfer to serving plate and sprinkle with spring onion then serve hot!

(Thanks to Ms. Rochelle for sharing)

Sauteed Tinapa with Tomatoes

Filipino Style Recipe: sauteed tinapa with tomatoes is an easy and simple dish made up of smoked fish(tinapa) cut into flakes then sauteed in garlic and tomatoes. I used left-over tinapa in this recipe, this is usually served during breakfast with garlic rice.

Estimated time of preparation: 8-10 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 8-10 minutes

4-6 pieces tinapa(smoked fish), flakes and discard bones
3 tomatoes, chopped
2-3 gloves garlic, minced
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 teaspoon chili flakes(optional)
spring onion, chopped(optional)

1. In a pan, heat oil then saute garlic.
2. Add tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes or until soft.
3. Add tinapa flakes and chili flakes then stir cook for 3 minutes.
4. Adjust seasoning according to taste then sprinkle with spring onion.
5. Transfer to serving plate then serve with garlic rice.

(thanks Ms. Rochelle for sharing)

Pancit Miki Guisado

Filipino Style Recipe: pancit miki guisado is a stir fried noodle dish similar to pancit canton. Like other noodle dish, this recipe is made of pork meat, vegetables and miki noodles which is thinner compared to Lomi noodles. We added shrimps, squid balls and more vegetables to enhance the taste.

Estimated time of preparation: 20-30 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 20-30 minutes
Good for 5-8 persons

500 grams miki noodles
200 grams pork belly, slice into small pieces
200 grams shrimp, peeled
2 pieces carrots, sliced
1 cabbage, chopped
1/4 kilo green beans or snow peas(sitsaro)
1 cup celery(kintsay), sliced
6 gloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
3 tablespoons oyster sauce
2 cups hot water or chicken broth
2 tablespoons cooking oil
salt and pepper to taste

100 grams squid balls, cut into half(optional)
100 grams mushrooms(taingang daga)(optional)
100 grams chicken breast or liver(optional)
1/4 cup spring onions, diced(optional)

Part 1
1. Wash miki noodles in running water. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a wok, heat oil then saute the garlic and onions.
2. Add pork, liver and squid balls then cooked until color turns to brown.
5. Add oyster sauce and hot water then stir and bring to boil.
4. Add shrimps and vegetables then stir fry until the vegetables are half-cooked.
5. Add miki noodles then stir and cook for 3 minutes or until the liquid has been absorbed.
6. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper according to taste.
7. Transfer to a serving plate then garnish with spring onion. Serve and enjoy.

(Thank you to my Mom for sharing her recipe)

Peach Mango Graham

Filipino Style Recipe: Peach Mango Float is one of the easiest and most favorite dessert of Filipinos specially during Holidays. It is usually made with a layer of graham crackers and a blend of ripe peaches and mangoes slices, condensed milk and cream.

Estimated time of preparation: 20 minutes
Good for 3-4 persons

3 large ripe mangoes, sliced into thin and small pieces
2 peaches, sliced into thin and small pieces
200 grams graham crackers
50 grams crushed graham crackers
1 big can condensed milk
1 big can all purpose cream

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

Part 2
1. Prepare a rectangular container.
2. Dip the graham cracker into cold water and arrange a layer at the bottom.
3. Spread a layer of cream mixture.
4. Add a layer of peach and mango pieces.
5. Repeat step 2 and 4 up to the desired thickness(3-4 layer of graham crackers).
6. Add a final layer of cream mixture and peach and mangoes pieces then sprinkle with crushed graham crackers on top.
7. Store in refrigerator for 3 hours or overnight. Served cold.

(Thanks to Rochelle Dalit for sharing)

Tuna Penne with Broccoli


Filipino Style Recipe: tuna penne with broccoli is another easy yet delicious pasta dish. It is usually consist of pasta and a creamy white sauce with tuna and broccoli.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 15-30 minutes.
Good for 4-6 person

500 grams Penne pasta
1 big can spicy tuna flakes in oil, drained
3 cups broccoli florets, cut into small pieces
1 big can evaporated milk
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced
3 gloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1/2 cup chicken stock or water
2 cups Parmesan cheese, grated
2 tablespoons olive oil or butter
salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon dried basil leaves(optional)
1/2 cup sliced black olives(optional)

Part 1
1. In a large pot, prepare the pasta based on cooking instructions. Set aside.
2. Add broccoli then cook in a boiling water for 1 minutes or until tender. Drain and rinse with cold water.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil and saute garlic and onion.
2. Add tuna, bell pepper and black olives.
3. Pour chicken stock and bring to boil.
4. Add evaporated milk, cheese and basil.
5. Season with salt and pepper. Mix well.
6. Prepare pasta on pasta tray, pour the sauce, broccoli, grated cheese and dried basil. Toss together then Serve!

(Thanks to Ms. Marevic for sharing)

Banana Bread

Filipino Style Recipe: banana bread is a sweet bread that is made up of flour, baking soda, eggs, butter and mashed ripe bananas as main ingredients then baked until golden brown.

Estimated time of preparation: 15-20 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 50-70 minutes
Good for 2 loaf breads

Banana Mixture
7 large ripe bananas(latundan or lakatan), mashed well
4 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup butter, melted

Flour Mixture
3 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon(optional)
1/2 cup raisins, nuts or chocolate chips(optional)

Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine flour mixture until well blended. Set aside.
2. In a separate bowl, combine banana mixture until well blended.
3. Combine both mixtures until well blended.

Part 2
1. In a greased loaf pan, pour mixture then bake over 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 50-70 minutes or until golden brown.(Banana bread is done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.)
2. Remove from the oven and let it cool before slicing. Enjoy!

(Thank you to Eloisa Sapallo Fiesta for sharing)

Puto Bread

A Philippine favorite. Sprinkle with grated cheese on top, and enjoy hot or cold.

This recipe involves baking the little cakes with the muffin tin standing in a tray of hot water – so not suitable to try with kids.

340g plain flour
250g white sugar
2 tablespoons baking powder
125ml evaporated milk
250ml water
2 eggs
250g margarine or butter, softened

1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees C.
2. Mix together the flour, sugar and baking powder. Pour in the water and evaporated milk and stir well. Mix in the eggs and butter or margarine.
3. Pour the mixture into muffin tins lined with baking cups. Find a baking tray that your muffin tins will comfortably fit in. Pull the oven rack out a little – approx 1/4 out of the oven – and place the baking tray (with the muffin tin inside it) on the rack. Very carefully pour about 1L of hot tap water into the baking tray. Then very slowly and carefully slide the rack completely into the oven.
4. Bake in preheated oven for about 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of a muffin comes out clean. Be very careful not to burn your hands with hot water or steam when you remove the muffins from the oven. Top with grated cheese.

(Thank you to Mercy Grace Nadayag for sharing)

Fish Escabeche Recipe


Filipino Style Recipe: fish escabeche recipe(escabecheng isda) is popular dish among Filipinos. Normally the fish comes fried and the sauce is a blend of sautéed garlic, onions, ginger, vinegar, brown sugar, bell peppers, carrots and cornstarch which thickens the sauce.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 15-20 minutes
Good for 2-3 servings

1 kilo fish(lapu-lapu, tilapia), washed and cleaned
1 each red and green bell pepper, sliced thinly
1 carrot, sliced thinly
1 large onion, sliced
4 cloves garlic, crushed
1 thumb-sized ginger, sliced thinly
1 cup vinegar
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoons cornstarch(dissolved in 1/2 cup water)
1 cup cooking oil
2 tomatoes, sliced(optional)
1 tablespoons soy sauce.(optional)

Part 1
1. Season fish with salt.
2. In a frying pan, heat oil and fry fish until golden brown each side.
3. Transfer the fish to serving plate and set aside.

Part 2
1. In the same pan, remove used oil then heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil.
2. Saute the garlic, ginger, onion then add the tomatoes, bell peppers and carrots.

Part 3
1. Pour vinegar, brown sugar and dissolved cornstarch.
2. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until liquid thickens.
3. Pour the sauce and vegetables over the fish. Serve hot with rice.

(thanks Mr. Neil Montebon for sharing)