Kutsinta

Kutsinta

Kutsinta is a native sweet Filipino snack that are like small steamed sticky rice cakes. It is brown or redish in color because it is sweetened with brown sugar that is further enhanced using annatto or achuete. It is usually eaten with grated coconut. I remember when I was a kid, I would wake up to the sound of a peddler howling in the streets, early in the morning to sell his Puto and kutsinta for breakfast. I think the two are really inseparable like a tandem, you will always see them sold or served…Read more→
Polvoron with Cashew

Polvoron with Cashew

Polvoron is a Filipino shortbread-like cookie/candy made of roasted flour, powdered milk, sugar and butter and this has added cashew in it to make it extra special. It is so easy to make and a real treat.  Making these Polvoron brought back memories from when I was still in grade school, I was in 5th grade if my memory serves me right. My mama made some for us and I brought a bag of it to school to snack on. My classmates started asking if they can buy some of my Polvoron and…Read more→
Sylvanas Recipe

Sylvanas Recipe

Today I decided to share this super delicious Sylvanas Recipe from the Philippines. Sylvanas or Silvanas is a  cookie sandwich made of cashew-meringue wafers filled and covered with buttercream and dusted with cake or biscuit crumbs.  Oh!.. and it has to be frozen or chilled before eating! Definitely sinful but totally good! I have to say that Sylvanas is easily on my top 5 best desserts of all time. Every cool, crunchy bite is simply delightful. I remember, back when I was still working at Clark in Pampanga, someone would come over our office to sell…Read more→
Easy Brownie Recipe

Easy Brownie Recipe

Brownies??? Of course I love them, I could probably eat a whole box all by myself (if nobody would stop me...like my inner voice is doing right  now after my third piece...oh well..) I have to confess though that this is my very first time to make them. Good thing I found this easy brownie recipe.Brownies has been on my 'to Try` list for a long time but I never actually got on doing it. Why ever! I mean, it is not that difficult to make and the ingredients are quite simple. I guess,…Read more→
Cantuccini (Almond Biscotti)

Cantuccini (Almond Biscotti)

Cantuccini or Almond Biscotti are a traditional almond cookies originating from the Italian province of Prato, near Florence. They are baked twice, first as a long loaves and are then sliced into smaller diagonal pieces which are then baked the second time making them hard and crunchy but also enabling them to last a long time, well maybe not at our place ;-)! In Italy, it is a standing tradition to dip cantuccini in wine called Vin Santo to soften them up a bit before eating although it is also now popular to dunk…Read more→
Marzipan Easter Eggs

Marzipan Easter Eggs

In the spirit of Easter, I decided to make these colorful Easter eggs from marzipan. This is a perfect project to make with kids as it is really easy and fun to do. Marzipan is quite a popular treat here in Germany, they are widely used on breads and pastries, as a matter of fact, they are more popularly used here for decorating cakes than fondant. During holidays, specially on Christmas and Easter time, you will find them being sold at most groceries and supermarkets formed in various shapes and comes in different…Read more→
Chocolate Cashew Toffee Bars

Chocolate Cashew Toffee Bars

I made these Chocolate Cashew Toffee Bars as part of a Christmas-trio-packs to giveaway to our friends and neighbors, the other two were Chocolate Crinkles and macaroons. This was not the first time I made these bars actually, last year I came across a recipe for toffee bars using sweetened condense milk, I just altered the recipe a bit, adding this and that but still keeping it simple. It was such a big hit that I decided to make them again this year and they never seem to have failed me. But I am…Read more→
Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

  Soft and fudgy chocolate cookies coated in confectioners sugar. A bite from these chocolate crinkle cookies brings back memories from good old times. The first time I tried them I was still in my sophomore  year when these were sold in our canteen and they instantly became my favorite snack during our recess back when I was in highschool. I remember having at least two to three cookies everyday for almost the entire school year. It became so popular in the Philippines you see them everywhere and I guess they still are…Read more→
French Macarons

French Macarons

As we were recently in Paris to visit my brother and his family and to grant my mother-in -law`s advance birthday wish - to see the Louvre, so I decided to write something or related to the City of Light. I already shared some of our photos in my last post and having been there twice, I plan to write a separate article on things to see and do and practical tips for those who would be visiting Paris for the first time. But for now let us have some sweet talk or at…Read more→
Oatmeal Cookies

Oatmeal Cookies

I am a chocolate chip cookie kind of gal, but for the sake of blogging, I find myself venturing to try other cookie recipes. Now, I decided to give oatmeal cookies a try and I think one person in particular seems happy with them, I am the second! Hubby had a difficult time keeping his hands to himself and away from the cookie jar before dinner time! I found 2 recipes in the internet and combined them, but I also made some changes of my own. The one from Baker Bettie shows how to make…Read more→
New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookies- Easter Edition

New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookies- Easter Edition

One day my husband came home and hand me a piece of paper. It is a recipe for this "New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookies".  He told me then that one time their trainee  brought these cookies at work and he said they are the best chocolate chip cookies he ever tasted. I can only imagine him ,who is not really into cooking, so much more as baking, asking for a recipe! I was really surprised! So when I had all the ingredients needed, which is not much and really simple, I tried…Read more→