Pastillas de Leche
Pastillas de Leche is a sweet, milky, and mushy treat made with carabao's milk, sugar, and butter. This well-loved Filipino confectionary follows a simple and straight-forward recipe that you can turn into a family project with your kids!
Servings: 40 pieces
- 4 cups carabao’s milk or fresh cow's milk
- ½-3/4 cup powdered milk -or more depending on how firm you want them to be
- 6 tablespoons caster sugar
- 1 tablespoon butter
- Caster sugar for rolling
- 40 pieces 2x3-inch white paper
- 40 pieces 3x5-inch tissue or Japanese paper
In a deep skillet, pour fresh milk. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Let it simmer for 15 minutes while stirring regularly.
Add sugar and stir until completely dissolved. Stir the mixture gently and constantly with a wooden spoon scraping the bottom to prevent lumps from forming and burning.
Continue to cook until mixture is greatly reduced and forms a thick paste. Turn off the heat and add the butter and mix. (Remove skillet from stove)
Add the powdered milk to the mixture and mix until a sticky dough forms. Transfer milk dough to a plate or bowl and let it cool down completely.
Roll the milk dough into a cylinder and cut into four equal portions. Take a portion and roll it into a thinner log. Then cut the log into 10 equal pieces. Roll each piece to about 1 ½-inch long.
Roll each piece in caster sugar coating it completely.
Wrap a small white paper around a piece of pastillas placing it in the middle, with both ends open. Then wrap both in a tissue paper. Push the excess tissue paper at the ends inwards to close the holes.
Calories: 33kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 54mg | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 64IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg