Filipino Spanish Bread Recipe

Filipino Spanish Bread Recipe

Spanish Bread is a popular 'merienda' or afternoon snack in the Philippines. It has nothing to do with the Spanish bread of Spain (Pan de Horno) except maybe that they share the same form (rolled) but the Filipino version of Spanish bread has a sweet buttery filling in it! Spanish bread has been on my list, like forever, but I made it a priority, now that two lovely ladies have been asking for it! This is for you Espie and Belle! Making the bread itself was no biggie. I read a lot of…Read more→
Cinnamon French Toast Sticks

Cinnamon French Toast Sticks

No more soggy french toasts! I am pretty sure you will love these yummy cinnamon french toast sticks! Quick and easy to make, perfect for breakfast!  I usually end up feeling frustrated whenever I try to make french toast before because they tend to be either soggy or burnt, or sometimes both! How could something that seems to be so easy be so hard to make, right?! But I never wanted to give up, specially after seeing pictures of perfect french toast in the net! How do they do it?  Then all of…Read more→
White Bread Recipe

White Bread Recipe

Try this white bread recipe and learn the secret to have the softest and most pillowy homemade white bread you can ever make without using commercial or synthetic bread softener.    Because Madiss asked for it, so here it is! The recipe for the softest and most pillowy homemade loaf or white bread (that I can find).  Inspired from dessert first girl. One of the things that I miss when I moved to Germany is the white bread. In the Philippines, it is known in different names: loaf bread, pan, tasty, toast or others just…Read more→
Ensaymada Recipe

Ensaymada Recipe

I have been craving for Ensaymada for some time now. That soft, sweet bread covered with butter and sugar then topped with lots of grated cheese. Ensaymada was adapted from the Spanish Ensaïmada but has evolved throughout the years to become what it is now that is loved by many Filipinos. The province of Bulacan is famous for this bread. I remember when we were little and our parents would go to Bulacan (my mother's home province) for a visit, they would bring back home some special Ensaymada. Back in those days, it…Read more→
Pandesal Recipe

Pandesal Recipe

Pandesal is probably the most popular bread in the Philippines. It is a favorite breakfast food among Filipinos that can be eaten on its own, dunked in coffee or with filling like coconut jam, peanut butter, cheese, cheese spread, corned beef, egg, hotdogs or practically anything you can thing of or whatever leftovers you have laying in your fridge.  One of my fave is mushed spicy sardines...yup! But I remembered a time when we were just small kids, my Kuya Norman's and I would have ketsup with sugar as filling...eeewww right? But that tasted so…Read more→
Breadsticks stuffed with Jalapeno & cheese

Breadsticks stuffed with Jalapeno & cheese

I have to warn you, these breadsticks stuffed with jalapeno and cheese are addictive! When my (English-speaking) friends came to visit last time, we decided to have an all-finger-food get together. We haven't seen us since before the holidays because most had vacations out of the country. We are all foreigners in Germany and met each other when we had our first German class. That was almost three years ago but we managed to keep the friendship and although some of us and sometimes all of us have busy schedules, we see to it…Read more→
Pizza Dough Recipe

Pizza Dough Recipe

Still can't move on from our recent trip to Italy, Armin and I had  had a series of Italian nights the whole week after we got back.  Last night  he asked for spaghetti and the other night  we had pizza (homemade)  and the nights before that we were munching on the Speck we brought home from Südtirol with a cheese platter made from the different cheeses we got from Ca'Savio. Oh Lecker!!! We had this pizza in one of the pizzerias in the area of Cavallino that was just so good! The place is…Read more→
Schneckennudeln (German Cinnamon Rolls)

Schneckennudeln (German Cinnamon Rolls)

The word 'Schneckennudeln' in English  literally mean 'snail noodles'. That would probably gross most people out! But no worries, this traditional south-west German pastry  does not have any snails in it or has anything to do with noodles for that matter. It was named so as it resembles the spirals of a snail's shell. It is actually the equivalent of a cinnamon roll which are commonly served at afternoon 'Kaffe und Kuchen' (coffee and cake). There are different kinds of Schneckennudeln, depending on what kind of filling they have like poppy seeds, ground almonds or hazelnuts and raisins as examples.…Read more→
Garlic Knots

Garlic Knots

I so love making these garlic knots! It's easy, fun to make and are so good! Perfect for pasta, soup or they may be served as starters with your fave sauce dip or as snack.  With my  version of garlic knots, I add dried herbs in the dough itself  and it smells heavenly while they bake in the oven then coat the baked knots with olive oil or butter and garlic and sprinkle them with grated Parmesan cheese.  I like that it has a bit of crunchy exterior but is soft inside! The first time I made…Read more→
Baked Doughnuts without using doughnut pan

Baked Doughnuts without using doughnut pan

This soft and chewy baked doughnuts use yeast to rise and are baked without using doughnut pan. A healthier version than the deep fried doughnuts that you will surely love. Who doesn't like doughnuts? I believe everyone love them. In the Philippines there is a constant craze for doughnuts and I have seen people queue up in really long lines to buy boxes of them. But here in Germany, or at least in the area where we live, you are lucky if you happen to chance upon some in the groceries or bakeries.…Read more→