Chicken Macaroni Salad

Filipino Style Recipe: Chicken Macaroni Salad is comprises a chicken and macaroni pasta as main ingredient. Combine with mayonnaise, carrots, raisins, pickles, cheese, salt and pepper. This is commonly serve as mid-afternoon snack (meryenda) or side dish.

Ingredients:
500 grams chicken fillet
500 grams ditalini or elbow macaroni pasta
1 large carrots
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 sweet pickles, chopped
1 small pack pineapple tidbits, drained
1 cup grated cheese
salt and pepper to taste
100 grams ham (optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pot, boiled chicken in water with 1 tablespoon salt then cook until tender. Drain and let it cool.
2. Remove the chicken and allow to cool before shredding the meat into a large bowl.

Part 2
1. Boiled carrot for 3 minutes then drain and allow to cool. Remove the skin and cut into small pieces. Set aside.
2. Cook ham then cut into small pieces. Set aside.

Part 3
1. In a large bowl, shred chicken then add mayonnaise. Mix until just blended.
2. Add the rest of ingredients then season with salt and pepper according to taste. Mix until well blended.
3. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before. Serve.

Basic Cupcake with Cheese and Bacon

Filipino Style Recipe: Basic Cupcake with Cheese and Bacon is a basic white cupcake that you can frost with your favorite frosting. However, in this recipe, i tried to make a twist by using grated cheese and bacon as topping.

Ingredients:
1 cup white sugar
1/4 cup butter
1 3/4 cup cake flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 tablespoon Powdered buttermilk
2 eggs at room temperature
2 tablespoon Vanilla
1/4 cup vegetable Oil
1 cup milk

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Cream butter and sugar with a mixer at low speed for about 4 minutes.
2. In another bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and buttermilk. Add to the butter and mix until well blended.
3. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, vanilla, and oil and pour to the flour mixture. Mix at low speed until just combined.
4. Still at slow speed, add milk to the butter and mix until just combined. Do not over mix. The batter will be a bit liquid.

Part 2
1. Fill muffin pan with cupcake liners about 1/2 full and bake in preheated oven at 350 Fahrenheit for 15 minutes.
2. Remove from oven and top with grated cheese and bacon.You can also opt to frost with your favorite frosting like Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Frosting.

Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Frosting

Filipino Style Recipe: Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Frosting has a thick consistency similar to chocolate chip cookie dough. The sweetness of frosting is balanced by the cream cheese . This can be use to frost any cupcake specially my favorite red velvet cupcake.

Good for 30 cupcakes

Ingredients:
4 ounce (half pack) cream cheese, softened
5 tablespoon butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup flour
2/3 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoon milk, can be adjusted to achieve desired consistency
3 cups confectioner’s sugar, can be adjusted to achieve desired consistency
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

Ingredients:
1. In a mixer, cream butter and sugar at medium speed until smooth (around 4 minutes).
2. Add vanilla, flour and brown sugar then continue mixing until well blended.
3. Add the milk and confectioner’s sugar then beat until you reach the desired consistency. It will be a bit thick like a cookie dough. Add milk if you feel it is too thick or add confectioner’s sugar if it is too thin.
4. Fold in the chocolate chips.
5. Frost your cupcakes. You can use a piping bag or just scoop it on top.

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Frosting

Filipino Style Recipe: Red velvet cupcakes with Frosting is one of the most popular type of cupcake nowadays. This recipe has a nice dark red color and soft moist cupcakes topped with frosting.

Estimated time of preparation: 30 minutes
Estimated time of baking: 15 minutes
Yield: 12 cupcakes

Ingredients:
1 1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup milk
4 tablespoon red food color
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting:
200 grams cream cheese, softened
60 grams butter, softened
2 cups confectioners sugar, sifted
2 tablespoons sour cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
A dash of salt

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine flour, unsweetened cocoa, baking soda and salt then mix well. Set aside.

Part 2
1. Using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy (around 5 minutes).
2. Beat in eggs one at a time then mix in the sour cream, food color, and vanilla.
3. Add flour mixture gradually until just blended. (Do not overbeat as this will make the cupcake dry and hard.)

Part 3
1. In a muffin pan, line muffin cups then fill-in batter up to 2/3 of the muffin cup.
2. Bake in preheated oven at 300 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes or until done. (Cupcakes is done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.). Let it cool.

Part 4
1. In a electric mixer, whip butter on medium speed for 5 minutes or until becomes creamy.
2. Add cream cheese, sour cream, vanilla and salt then keep mixing for another 5 minutes or until becomes light and fluffy.
3. Add sugar then beat until smooth.
4. Scoop and spread the frosting on top of cupcakes. Refrigerate before serving.

Ham and Cheese Pizza Tortilla

Filipino Style Recipe: Ham and Cheese Pizza Tortilla is inspire to typical pizza made of oven-baked flat, round bread topped with tomato sauce, cheese and toppings.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 20 minutes

Good for 4 pizza tortillas

Ingredients:
4 pieces tortilla(8-10 inch diameter)
1 1/2 cup pizza sauce or tomato sauce
150 grams mozzarella cheese or quick melt, grated
100 grams sweet ham, cooked and cut into cubes

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Place tortilla in a flat surface, ladle enough pizza sauce into the center and spread it out in a spiral motion. Leave about 1/2 inch of unsauce tortilla at the edges.
2. Sprinkle shredded cheese on top then add and arrange ham evenly.
3. Spread shredded cheese on top of the toppings. Repeat for remaining pieces.

Party 2
1. Pre-heat oven over 200 degrees Fahrenheit then bake tortillas for 8-10 minutes or until the tortillas are crisp and the cheese is melted.
2. Remove from the oven then transfer to round sheet. Cut into 4-6 serving slices then serve with hot sauce.

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

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

Filling:
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

Procedures:
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.

Cream-Filled Cupcakes

Filipino Style Recipe: Cream-Filled Cupcakes is another variety of cupcakes filled with cream filling made of cream cheese, sugar, salt and chocolate chips. This can be served during breakfast together with coffee or during mid-afternoon snack.

Estimated time of preparation: 30-40 minutes
Estimated time of baking: 20 minutes(plus chilling time)
Good for 12-14 cupcakes

Ingredients:
Dry Ingredients:
1 cup all purpose flour
3 tbsp cocoa powder
1/4 tsp salt
2/3 cup white sugar
3/4 tsp baking soda

Liquid Ingredients:
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 tsp vinegar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Cream Filling:
1 pack cream cheese, softened
4 tbsp white sugar
1/8 tsp salt
2/3 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a mixing bowl, sift together the dry ingredients then mix well. Set aside.
2. In a separate bowl, combine liquid ingredients then mix well.
3. Combine dry and liquid ingredients then mix until well blended.

Part 2
1. In another bowl, combine cream filling ingredients then mix well until sugar is fully incorporated.
2. Add chocolate chips then mix well. Set aside.

Part 3
1. In a muffin pan, line muffin cups then pour batter up to half of muffin cups.
2. Scoop cream filling and put in the center of each muffin cups then pour the remaining batter.
3. Bake in preheated oven at 300 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes or until done.(Cupcakes is done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.)
4. Chill for at least 4 hours before serving.

Cheesy Hotdog in Tomato Sauce

Filipino Style Recipe: Cheesy hotdog in tomato sauce is another easy and simple dish that is made of hotdog sauteed and cooked in tomato sauce then sprinkle with cheese. This can be served as pasta sauce, appetizer or pulutan or can be served together with steamed rice.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 10 minutes
Good for 2-3 persons

Ingredients:
8 pieces jumbo hotdogs, sliced diagonally
70 grams mozzarella or quick melt cheese, grated
100 grams tomato sauce
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 white onion, chopped
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon dried chili flakes
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup water
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
1. In a pan, melt butter then saute garlic, onion and dried basil.
2. Add hotdogs and chili flakes then continue sauteing for 3-5 minutes.
3. Add tomato sauce and water then simmer for 3 minutes.
4. Season with salt and pepper according to taste.
5. Add grated cheese then simmer for another minute or until cheese is melted.
6. Remove from heat then transfer to serving bowl. Serve

Hawaiian Pizza Pandesal

Filipino Style Recipe: Hawaiian Pizza Pandesal is inspire to typical pizza made of oven-baked flat, round bread topped with tomato sauce, cheese and various toppings. We have several left-over pandesal this morning, I want to use it before it expire. Since I am craving for pizza and I already have some ingredients, I decided to use pandesal as alternative to pizza crust. The outcome is very good and the kids love it.

Estimated time of preparation: 15 minutes
Estimated time of baking: 8-10 minutes
Good for 8 servings

Ingredients:
8 big-sized pandesal, cut in half
140 grams pizza sauce or tomato sauce
100 grams mozzarella cheese or quick melt, grated

Toppings:
100 grams pineapple tidbits, drained
100 grams sweet ham, cooked and cut into cubes

Procedures:
1. Place pandesal in a flat surface, ladle enough pizza sauce into the center and spread it out at the edges.
2. Sprinkle shredded cheese on top then arrange toppings evenly.
3. Spread shredded cheese on top of the toppings. Repeat for remaining pieces.
4. Pre-heat oven over 200 degrees Fahrenheit then bake pandesal for 8-10 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
5. Remove from the oven then transfer to serving sheet. Serve hot.

Blueberry Cheese Cupcakes

Filipino Style Recipe: Blueberry Cheese Cupcakes is a thick and soft sweetened dessert made of cream cheese, eggs, sour cream and sugar. Pour and spread in hard biscuit crust usually made from finely crushed Oreo cookies or graham crackers and then baked until firm. Topped with blueberry pie filling and chilled before serving.

Estimated time of preparation: 30-40 minutes
Estimated time of baking: 30 minutes(plus chilling time)
Good for 15-18 cupcakes

Ingredients:
1 can blueberry pie filling/topping

Crust:
2 packs Oreo cookies, discard filling, finely crushed
3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
3/4 tablespoon sugar

Filling:
3 Philadelphia cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup sour cream
3 tablespoons flour
3/4 tablespoon vanilla
4 raw eggs

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a mixing bowl, combine crushed Oreo, sugar, and butter then mix until well combined.(Mixture should be moist, add more butter if too dry).
2. In a muffin pan, place paper cups then spread and press down the Oreo mixture up to 1/4 inch thick. Let it set for at least 5 minutes.

Part 2
1. In a large bowl, combine cream cheese and sugar until well blended.
2. Add sour cream, flour, and vanilla then mix well.
3. Add eggs one at a time, mixing slowly until just blended.
4. Pour and spread the filling evenly into the crust.

Part 3
1. Bake in preheated oven at 300 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes.
2. Remove from oven and let it cool then top with blueberry pie filling.
3. Chill for at least 4 hours. Serve.

(thanks Ms. Rochelle for sharing)