A cassava cake is a type of cake here made from cassava roots, which is also called yuca or manioc. It cannot be actually classified as cake, as its consistency is far from than spongy consistency cakes have. I would classify it as more of a pudding, or at least of a pudding consistency. It is usually topped with a condensed milk and coconut milk mixture which is cooked and then baked on top of the cake/pudding until it browns.
Sunday, October 6, 2013
Champorado is a traditional rice pudding/porridge that is usually eaten during the cold season here in the Philippines. It is usually topped with either sweetened condensed milk or evaporated milk and eaten with salted dried fish. The cold season usually starts with the "-ber" months, and I can already feel the holidays coming.
Friday, September 20, 2013
Dark chocolate cupcakes with dark chocolate ganache, topped with a roasted walnut and glazed with salted caramel sauce, what's not to like? Dark chocolate and walnuts were top two in last month's poll, in which the theme was "Nuts and Chocolate". These look like the "chocolate" cupcakes, but this time they are real chocolate cupcakes.
Sunday, September 8, 2013
This is the ice cream version of the popular Australian practice. Tim Tam Slam as they call it, it involves biting off both ends of a Tim Tam, sucking Milo or other chocolate drink into it, and when it is soaked enough, swallowing it whole.
Sunday, September 1, 2013
Does September Fools exist? If it does then these cupcakes are the perfect prank. They look so innocently chocolatey with a chocolate ganache icing that you would never expect them to taste something as odd as pandanus and peppermint. Imagine giving them to someone, would he ever expect those flavors instead of chocolate? They will surely be surprised [and a bit dissappointed].