Monday, May 18, 2020

Pandan Cheese Pandesal Recipe

2 Cups All purpose flour
2 Cups Bread flour
1/2 Cup Granulated sugar
1/2 Tsp salt
1 Tbsp Instant/active Yeast
1 Cup Whole milk warm (100F)
1/2 Cup Evaporated milk
3 Egg yolks
1 Tbsp Pandan flavoring
1 Tbsp Lard
4 Tbsp Unsalted butter softened

Cheese of your choice, and cut into cubes
Bread crumbs for coating


1) Add 1 tbsp of sugar into the warm milk, then add the yeast, stir and set it aside until its foamy.

2) Combine all the dry ingredients. Both flours and the remaining of the sugar and the salt.

3) In the bread machine bucket add the yeast mixture. Follow the rest of the wet ingredients except for the egg. Then add the flour and lastly add the egg on the top. Let the machine knead the dough until it is smooth.

( This can be done by hand too if you don't have bread machine. Just use a large mixing bowl)

4) When the dough is done transfer it into a greased bowl, also coat the dough with oil and let it rise for about 1-2 hrs or until it has doubled in size.

5) Divide the dough into equal size. Flatten each dough and then add the cheese and seal it, lightly knead the dough in between of your palm to smoothen it out.

6) Arrange the dough in a baking tray lined with parchment paper, and let it rise again for another 1 hr.

7) Bake in a pre-heated oven 350F for about 18-20 minutes.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Filipino Paborita Cookies Recipe


2 Cups All purpose flour
2 Cups Bread flour
1/2 Tsp Salt
1 Tsp Baking powder
1/2 Tsp baking soda
1 Tsp Yeast
1/4 Cup Milk powder
1/2 Cup Warm water
1/2 Cup Evaporated milk
1/2 Cup Granulated sugar
4 Tbsp Unsalted butter softened
2 Tbsp Lard
1 whole large egg
1 Tsp Vanilla extract


1 Cup flour
1/2 Cup cornstarch
mix until it is well combine


1 Sprinkle 1 tbsp of granulated sugar into the warm water, sprinkle the yeast and stir. Set it aside for 5 minutes until it foamed up.

2  Combine all the dry.

3 In a bread machine bucket, if you have one if not just use a mixing bowl. Add in the yeast mixture, evaporated milk, butter, lard, and vanilla extract. Add the dry lastly add the egg.

4 Let the machine knead the dough. If your kneading the dough by hand knead the dough until its smooth and elastic.

5 Transfer the dough into a large mixing bowl greased with vegetable oil. Brush the top of the dough with oil so prevent from drying. Cover the dough with plastic wrap or kitchen towel and let it rest for about 1 hr or until it doubled in size.

6 Flatten the dough as thin as you can if you have a small counter like me divide the dough into 2 equal parts. Once you flatten the dough brush it with oil generously and sprinkle with flour and cornstarch mixture. Fold the dough 5-6 times then fold both ends. You should have a square shape dough.

7 Flatten the dough again one more time as thin as you can. Then, cut it into 1 inch circle arrange it in the baking pan

8. Bake in a pre-heated oven 325F for about 25 minutes or until it is golden brown.
 to make it very crispy once it gets golden brown turn off the oven and leave the cookies inside until it cools down completely.

9. Store it in an airtight container to retain the freshness.

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Ugoy-Ugoy Cookies Recipe

Dough Ingredients:

2 Cups All Purpose flour
2 Cups Bread flour
1/2 Tsp Salt
1/2 Tbsp Instant yeast
3/4 Cup Granulated sugar
1/2 Tsp Baking soda
1 Tsp Baking powder
1/4 Cup Milk Powder (optional)
1 Cup Whole milk (warm)
2 Large eggs
4 Tbsp softened/melted unsalted butter
1 Tsp Vanilla extract
2 Tbsp Lard/Shortening


1/2 Cup Bread crumbs
1/2 Cup Light Brown Sugar

You will also need:
Vegetable oil for brushing the dough and mix 1 cup all purpose flour with 1/2 cup cornstarch for dusting.

( I will be using my bread machine to knead my dough, if you don't have bread machine this can be done using hand, just knead the dough until it is smooth and elastic.)

1) Mix all the dry ingredients in a bread machine bucket, add all the liquid and let the machine knead the dough. When the machine done kneading the dough, let the dough rest for about 1 hr. ( I just leave my dough inside the machine. )

2) Flour your working surface and put your dough then roll it out as thin as you can. Then, brush the dough with vegetable oil and sprinkle the flour and cornstarch mixed.

3) Fold the dough into 4 or 5 and then fold each side, and then you should have a rectangular shaped dough.

4) Roll out the dough again very thin. Then, brush it with vegetable oil once again, then sprinkle with the toppings, and cut each piece into 1 inch by 3 inches.

5) Arrange in a baking pan line with parchment paper, and let it rest for 30-45 minutes.

6) Bake it in a pre-heated oven 300F for 30 minutes or until it is golden brown. Switch the baking pan half-way through baking.

TIPS: After baking, leave the cookies in the oven and make sure that the oven is turned off. The remaining heat from the oven will help the cookies become crispy. Then take it out from the oven and let it cool completely in the cookie rack, and store it in an air-tight container to retain the crispiness. And the thinner the dough the crispier the cookies is.

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Ube Hopia (No Bake)


I used my homemade ube halaya for the filling. Here is the link

Dough #1

2-1/2 cups All purpose flour
1/4 cup Granulated sugar
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup Lard
1/2 cup plus 1Tbsp water

1) In a bowl, combine the sugar and salt.

2) Add in the lard in 2 additions mix using hand.

3) Add the water in 2 additions mix and form it into a ball and set it aside.

Dough #2

1-1/2 cup All purpose
1/2 cup Lard

4) Mix this 2 together until it is well combined.

*Put the dough together*

5) Flatten the 1st dough into 1/4 inch thickness or 21"long 15" wide.

6) Add/ sprinkle the dough 2 in the top of the first dough, roll it into a log and put it in the fridge for 20 minutes to set the dough.

7) Cut the dough into 2" inch thick.

8) Flatten the dough, add in the ube and seal by pinching each side. Using the 2 inch cooking cutter put the Hopia in the middle and press down this way your hopia is shape the same.

9) In a nonstick pan over medium low heat cook the Hopi 8-10 each side.


Sunday, April 19, 2020

Espasol Recipe


1-3/4 cups Glutinous rice flour
1(300ml) can coconut milk
1/2 cup Granulated sugar
1/4 cup Condensed milk
pinch of salt
1 tsp Vanilla extract


1) Toast the flour in a pan over medium high heat until its slightly golden brown. Take 1/2 and set it aside.

2) In a sauce pan over medium high heat combine the coconut milk, sugar, condensed milk, salt and the vanilla extract. Stir and bring it to a boil.

3) While waiting the mixture to boil prepare the container/tray sprinkle it with the 1/2 toasted rice flour evenly at the bottom of your tray or container.

4) Add in the liquid into the dry over medium low  heat stirring at the same time cook for another 10 minutes or until it is well combine and the dough become glossy.

5) Transfer the dough into the prepared tray/container and flatten it with a silicone spatula and coating the dough with flour.

8) Cut into your desired length/shape.

Enjoy 😘

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Ube Cheese Pandesal

Ube Pandesal Recipe

  • Note: I always used my bread machine to knead my dough. But it is also can be done by hand


3 Cups All purpose Flour
1 1/2 Cups Bread Flour
1/3 Cup Granulated Sugar
1/2 Tsp Salt
1 Tbsp Instant Yeast
1-1/4 Cups Warm Whole Milk
3 Tbsp Softened Unsalted butter
1 Tbsp Ube Flavoring 
1 Cup Ube Halaya
1/2 Tsp Purple Food color (optional)
3 Egg Yolks
Cheese (choose your favorite. I used Eden cheese)
Breadcrumbs for coating

1) Warm up your milk in a microwave for 1 minute. ( your milk should hot but not too hot to touch)

2) Sprinkle 1 tbsp granulated sugar into the warm milk and add the yeast whisk and set it aside until it is foamy.

3) Combine all the dry ingredients 

4) In the bread machine bucket pour in the milk and yeast mixture, butter, flour mixture, halaya, ube flavoring, food color and the egg yolks. Let the machine knead the dough.

5) Once the finished machine knead the dough you can take out the dough and put it in the greased bowl or you can just leave the dough inside the machine until it doubled in size but make sure you grease the top. To prevent from crusting.

6) While waiting for the dough to rise, divide your cheese into cubes you need 34 pcs.

8)Divide the dough by cutting it into 45g each.

9)Flatten the dough add the cheese in the middle and sealed by pinching each side roll the dough into a ball and roll it into the breadcrumbs. Do this into all the divided dough.

10) Once you shaped all the dough cover it and and let is rise again for another 45 minutes.

11) bake the dough into preheated 350F oven for about 15-18 minutes.

Enjoy 😘😍

Store of the bread: 3 days in a room temperature 2 weeks in the freezer.

Monday, November 11, 2019

Puto Bumbong without Bamboo Steamer

Puto Bumbong Recipe


1 cup Glutinous Rice Flour
1/4 cup Ube Halaya
1/2 tbsp Ube flavoring
1/2 cup +2 tbsp water

For The Toppings:
Grated Coconut
Grated cheese
Star Margarine
condensed Milk/sugar

1. In a bowl combine all the ingredients and mix well until it forms into a dough

2.Grate the dough using a cheese.

3. Cut some aluminum foil or banana leaves  to wrap the grated dough (about 4x6)

4.Using a margarine brush the aluminum sheet (to prevent from sticking)

5. Take 2-3 tbsp of the grated dough and put it into the prepared aluminum sheet then roll it into like a small log.

6. Steam it for 15-20 minutes.

Assemble: line the serving plate with Banana leaves, brush it with margarine arrange the auto bumbong and top it with  grated coconut, drizzle it with condensed milk and the cheese.

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