Calamansi Muffins

Filipino Style Recipe: Calamansi Muffins is another thick, soft, and sour pastry made from flour, baking powder, milk, sugar, salt and calamansi juice. The muffins is ideal to serve with coffee or as meryenda (mid-afternoon snack).

Estimated time of preparation: 20 minutes
Estimated time of baking: 20 minutes(plus chilling time)

Good for 18 muffins

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
2 raw eggs
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Wet Mixture:
¼ cup milk
¼ cup calamansi juice

Dry Mixture:
1 1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt then mix until well blended.
2. In a separate bowl, combine milk and calamansi juice then stir well.

Part 2
1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the butter, sugar and vanilla extract until just blended.
2. Add egg one at a time then whisk well.
3. Add half of dry mixture and half of wet mixture then mix until blended.
4. Repeat the procedure until all the mixture are consumed.

Part 3
1. Prepare muffin pan by brushing with butter and sprinkling with flour.
2. Pour the filling into muffin pan then bake in a preheat oven over 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes or until center springs back when touched.
3. Remove from oven and let it cool for 5 minutes before removing from the pan.. Serve.

Mini Calamansi Cheesecake

Filipino Style Recipe: Mini Calamansi Cheesecake is another thick and soft sweetened dessert made of cream cheese, eggs, sour cream, sugar and calamansi for flavoring. This dessert has a hard biscuit crust made from finely crushed cookies or graham crackers and then baked until firm. This can be served as meryenda or mid-afternoon snack.

Estimated time of preparation: 20 minutes
Estimated time of baking: 25 minutes(plus chilling time)
Good for 6 cupcakes

1/3 cup crushed graham crackers
1 tablespoon white sugar
2 tablespoons butter, melted

1 pack(8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup white sugar
2 1/2 teaspoon calamansi juice
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg

Part 1
1. Grease 6-cup muffin pan and line with muffin cups.
2. For the crust, mix together the crushed grahams, sugar and butter in a bowl until well combined. Scoop a mixture and press into the the bottom of each muffin cup.
3. Bake in preheated oven at 300 degrees Fahrenheit for 5 minutes. Remove from the oven but keep the oven on.

Part 2
1. For the filling, beat together the cream cheese, sugar, calamansi juice, and vanilla until well blended. Do not over beat. Add egg then mix.
2.Pour the filling into the muffin cups. Bake for 25 minutes without opening the oven. Let it cool completely before removing from pan. Refrigerate until ready to serve.