Mango Float Easy Recipe

Mango Float Easy Recipe

Mango float could be the easiest, delicious no-bake dessert you could ever make. Only needs 4 ingredients too! It is a favorite Filipino 'icebox cake'  that is a big hit during the holiday seasons or any other special occasions.  Before we go on, I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year! I know it is a bit late and I would also like to apologize for not posting anything for so long but there is a reason for that...I was in the Philippines since first week of December to attend our dear youngest sister, Cherry,…Read more→
Easy No-bake Cheesecake

Easy No-bake Cheesecake

This Cheesecake Recipe is my own and one of the easiest and fastest one I have ever made, not to mention, my hubby´s favorite dessert!!! It has a very creamy and fine texture and is not so sweet. Additionally, the little salt in the crust makes for a perfect balance in taste. You can have different toppings, like  mixed fruits, strawberry sauce or filling, peaches or just anything that you like, but I like blueberry jelly sauce the best! You can also have it simply without any toppings at all. This is also…Read more→
Chocolate Ganache Easy Recipe

Chocolate Ganache Easy Recipe

Learn here how easy it is to make chocolate ganache to use as glaze, icing, sauce, frosting or filling. Chocolate ganache can be used in a lot of different ways. It can be used to glaze cakes, cupcake and doughnut frosting. As dip for chocolate fondue or fountain. My favorite is as filling for french macarons.  To make this easy chocolate ganache recipe you only need 2 ingredients. You may use any chocolate you like-dark, milk, semi-sweet. Print Chocolate Ganache Easy Recipe Author: Bebs Prep time:  2 mins Cook time:  2 mins Total time: …Read more→
Japanese Cheesecake

Japanese Cheesecake

Try this Japanese Cheesecake or cotton cheesecake recipe for a super fluffy, light-as-air cheesecake you will ever make. It took me a while to write about this beautiful and heavenly Japanese Cheesecake. The reason for that is, I had to do it three times to get it picture ready for my blog, but I am not complaining at all, neither is Armin from the looks of it. He was actually the one urging me to make a "better" one and then another. Although the first two Japanese cheesecake I made were not picture perfect,…Read more→
Palitaw Recipe

Palitaw Recipe

Palitaw is a Filipino afternoon snack or 'merienda' that consist mainly of glutinous rice coated with grated coconut and sugar and sometimes roasted sesame seeds. This flattened sweet rice cake  is very chewy and really filling but the best part is, it is really easy to make.    This Palitaw recipe is  as easy as it can get, because I used glutinous rice flour that is readily available in Asian stores. Back in the days, I remember my Mama had to go to the wet market or 'palengke' to buy glutinous rice and have it grinded there…Read more→
Biko Recipe (Filipino Rice Cake)

Biko Recipe (Filipino Rice Cake)

Biko (pronounced bee-koh), a rice cake,  is a native Filipino delicacy where glutinous rice is cooked with coconut milk and brown sugar then topped with caramelized coconut milk.  Traditionally, biko is served on a bilao, a round wooven bamboo tray, lined with coconut-oiled banana leaves and is a popular dessert for every special occasions like birthdays, reunions and fiestas.  I found that there are several ways to cook this sticky rice treat, one is by cooking the glutinous rice first before adding the coconut milk syrup. But I opted to chose to other method, wherein the rice is…Read more→
Filipino Egg Pie Recipe

Filipino Egg Pie Recipe

Egg Pie is a classic Filipino dessert or snack. Try this easy Filipino Egg Pie recipe and enjoy the creamy, delicate yet firm egg custard in buttery, flaky crust that is perfect afternoon snack. I remember back in the days when we used to live next to a bakery, I would wake up to the wonderful smell of Pandesal baking in the oven! It would be really nice if it was not at 3 o'clock in the morning though and there were times it was difficult to get back to sleep when you feel your…Read more→
Brazo de Mercedes

Brazo de Mercedes

Brazo de Mercedes is another delicious Filipino dessert that is made of soft, pillowy meringue with rich custard filling rolled into a log, jelly roll fashion. Learn the secret to get that perfect meringue with super fine foamy texture that easily melts in your mouth like magic! It is also so easy it can be done in about 30 minutes!
Buchi Recipe

Buchi Recipe

Buchi or Butsi are glutinous rice balls  covered in sesame seeds filled usually with sweetened red bean paste which are then deep fried.  In the Philippines they are usually served at Chinese restaurants as dessert but it could also pass as a snack as they could be really heavy and filling.  This Buchi recipe has extra ingredient for a  crispier Buchi!  I wanted to give Buchi a try for some time now and because I have nothing much to do last weekend, I thought to make an experiment. I tried making a bean paste from…Read more→
Easy Cassava Cake Recipe

Easy Cassava Cake Recipe

Here is a cassava cake recipe that really easy to make and with custard topping that is so yummy. I have always loved cassava cake even when I was still in the Philippines. But I tend to be a bit choosy with the cassava cakes I eat... because some are too sweet for my taste. Here in Germany, Cassava cake is also a popular dessert one brings to a potluck whenever we are having a Filipino get-together. Some Pinays I know add 'Macapuno' to their cassava cakes which is (probably) also good but…Read more→
Ube Halaya Recipe (Purple Yam Jam)

Ube Halaya Recipe (Purple Yam Jam)

Ube Halaya is a Filipino dessert made from purple yam or "Ube " as we call it. The recipe is actually really simple and so is the process, but I have to warn you though that it requires muscle power and patience...lots of it! Maybe that is why Ube Halaya is usually only served at special occasions because of the time and work it requires, but do not get discourage because  it is worth all the effort and with the new kitchen gadgets nowadays it can be a lot easier. Ube Halaya is…Read more→
Buko Pandan Salad

Buko Pandan Salad

Buko Pandan salad is a  Filipino cold dessert from young coconut meat and Pandan leaves that is very easy to make. It is really popular  in the Philippines specially when the summer time comes  as a way of cooling down from the heat just like with our famous Halo-halo. My Papa loves this dessert and would ask me to make some for him from time to time, it is like a local ice cream but it does not have to be frozen to be enjoyed, although some prefer it like that.  Screwpine (or locally known…Read more→
Cheesecake Ice Cream with Sour Cherries

Cheesecake Ice Cream with Sour Cherries

Summer is here at last! Woohoo! Time to bring out the shorts, sandals, tank tops and summer dresses and to put away the winter/spring clothes. Believe me, I had enough of wearing jogging pants, pullovers and jackets! It also means it's time for grill parties, going to the beach and of course...ICE CREAM!!! Everyone has his or her favorite ice cream flavor. One of ours is Amarena Kirsch (amarena cherry), and there is a specific brand that we like which is sold only in a specific grocery chain. We like this brand because, one- it…Read more→
Pichi Pichi Recipe

Pichi Pichi Recipe

Pichi pichi is a Filipino dessert made basically from just 3 ingredients : cassava, water and sugar.  It is steamed and becomes glutinous. Once it is cooked and cooled it is rolled in grated coconut or grated  cheese.  The Pichi  Pichi I remembered that I enjoyed so much when I was still working in Manila were ordered and  delivered from  a small restaurant  not so far from our office whenever one of my office mates has his or her birthday.  They were glutinous yet firm and clear even when they are flavored or sometimes colored and were…Read more→
Maja Blanca (Coconut Milk Pudding with corn)

Maja Blanca (Coconut Milk Pudding with corn)

Maja Blanca is one of my personal favorite Filipino desserts.  What I like best about it is the texture; soft and light. It is basically a combination of coconut milk, milk, cornstarch and sweetener. Corn kernels are added to make some contrast. Sugar is usually used as sweetener but I opted to use sweetened condensed milk to make it creamier. The original Maja Blanca is topped with ‘latik’- that is what coconut milk becomes when simmered under medium fire for some time. Coconut oil and some brown solids, or ‘latik’ as we call…Read more→
Ginataang Bilo bilo (sticky rice balls in coco milk)

Ginataang Bilo bilo (sticky rice balls in coco milk)

Ginataang Bilo bilo (or Ginataang Halo-halo) is a popular merienda (afternoon snack) to us Filipinos. It is made of glutinous or sticky rice balls, plantain bananas, sweet potatoes and tapioca pearls cooked in coconut milk, to make it more special, jack fruit is also usually added. It is sweet and delicious and can be eaten either hot or cold.     When we were young,  I remember my mama would buy freshly grounded glutinous rice from the local marketplace. She will have to buy the glutinous rice from the rice vendor herself and bring…Read more→
Leche Flan

Leche Flan

Leche Flan is a traditional Filipino dessert that is commonly served at Fiestas and other special occasions. It is caramel custard made of milk ('Leche' in Spanish), sugar and eggs and usually flavored with vanilla and key lime zest. Back then, we celebrated Fiestas (feast day of a town's patron saint) every year in a really big way. We would prepare and cook food a day or two ahead and on the day itself, visitors from neighboring towns or even those from afar would come to our doorsteps all day long and sometimes it can…Read more→
Easy Banoffee Pie

Easy Banoffee Pie

This Banoffee Pie is so easy to make and  no-bake pie is always one of my favorite desserts. It was done all under 30 minutes and that includes making the caramel sauce from scratch.  I prefer to use really ripe bananas because they are sweeter and brings more flavor. For the crust I used butter cookies, crushed them and just added some cocoa powder and it  is simply wonderful combined with bananas. Print Easy Banoffee Pie Author: Bebs Prep time:  30 mins Total time:  30 mins   No bake Easy Banoffee Pie is the easiest…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→
Plantain Bananas in Syrup (Minatamis na Saging)

Plantain Bananas in Syrup (Minatamis na Saging)

A traditional Filipino dessert or even as a snack or 'merienda', -'Minatamis na Saging' directly translate to sweetened bananas. It is really easy to prepare using plantain bananas or locally known as Saba, a variety of banana that usually needs to be cooked before eating.  Trivia: Banana is not a tree but the world's largest herb. It is believe that there are about 1000 varieties of banana all over the world. And if you are feeling down, bananas could help make you feel happier as they contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body…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→
Apfelstrudel (Apple Strudel)

Apfelstrudel (Apple Strudel)

It's apple season again! And we got a bag full from my mother-in-law directly picked from their garden. The batch she gave us were a bit too tart for just eating but perfect for baking. I was a bit busy the last days but I know I have to do something about all those apples staring (and sometimes glaring) at me every time I pass by or happen to be in our kitchen. So I thought why not make Apfelstrudel! It is easy and can be done really quickly especially if you have a roll…Read more→
How to make Ice Cream without Ice Cream Maker

How to make Ice Cream without Ice Cream Maker

I have been so busy last month that I was not able to post anything these past weeks. We had our vacation in Paris, then my German course started and that is every morning from Monday to Thursday and at same time I was taking driving lessons so I can have my European driver's licence. Last month was really like a roller coaster ride for me, so many ups and downs. Now, I have my EU driver's licence (yahhooo!!) although I failed the first practical exam (ooopppsss) which was really depressing at the time. At the moment, we also…Read more→
Homemade Caramel Sauce

Homemade Caramel Sauce

Spoon licking good! This Caramel Sauce recipe is so simple and easy, you will never buy the ready-made or off the shelf kind ever again. I know I don't..not anymore! You will only need 4 basic ingredients, that you may already have in your kitchen, and you are all set! Good thing is you know how much sugar is used. This recipe does not really use much, so it is not too sweet and the salt makes a good balance.  Double the this recipe and you can stock it in your fridge for…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→
Mango Cake

Mango Cake

I think Mango Cake is my new favorite cake. I made this one for a friend's birthday last month. I used fresh mangoes, although here in Germany it is difficult to get hold of mangoes as they have to import them and they only have this really big ones that are always green so you are not sure if it is ripe enough. I have to say they are not as sweet as the mangoes from the Philippines, but they did nicely for a cake. A friend then told me that she buys frozen…Read more→
Easy Panna Cotta Recipe

Easy Panna Cotta Recipe

Panna cotta is how they call cooked cream in Italy, where this dessert is originally from. It is really quite easy to make and the ingredients involved are common and simple. And with a bit of creativity you can turn this plain dessert into a culinary work of art. Add fresh fruits or top with jam, serve them in nice glasses, layer with different colors, the sky is your limit. If you are looking for an easy to make Valentine's Day dessert, then this creamy, melt-in-your-mouth Panna Cotta is the perfect one  for…Read more→