Sunday, November 24, 2013

Leche Flan [Filipino Creme Caramel]


Leche Flan, a type of creme caramel, literally means "milk flan". It is very famous here in the Philippines, specially on special occasions such as fiestas and birthdays. It is a very creamy flan with a rich caramel topping.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Cassava Cake

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 [Chocolate Rice Pudding]

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 Walnut Cupcakes

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

Tim Tam Slam No-churn Ice Cream

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.