filipino dessert

Cassava Flan Cake

Before the kids were born, hubby and I were fortunate enough to travel to Hawaii. A good friend (elementary classmate) got married so it was the perfect excuse. It was also a great time to meet and reconnect with some friends who migrated to the aloha state.  Another close family friend invited us for dinner …

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Filipino Macaroni Fruit Salad (Sweet)

Whoa, it’s September already? How did all those months go by so fast? Summer’s almost over and Fall is just a week away. Around this time, Filipinos start anticipating and getting excited about Christmas. The beginning of the “ber” months (from September to December) signifies that the holiday season is almost within our reach.  We …

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No-Cook Pastillas de Leche (Only 3 Ingredients)

I have a big bag of powdered milk (from Costco) sitting in the cupboard for a while now, wanting to be awakened from its deep slumber. My youngest son would ask me to make Pulvoron out of the blue, so I always have some powdered milk stashed somewhere in the innermost part of the pantry. …

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Ice Buko (Coconut Popsicle with Adzuki/Red Mung Beans)

Until I was seven (or maybe eight), we lived in Project 4 in Quezon City. If you have seen kids who play outside almost the whole day, I was exactly like that. Summertime was the most fun! I would eat breakfast so fast and like clockwork, all of the neighborhood kids would be gathered at …

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Coconut Macaroons

If you love coconuts, this dessert is for you. These are cute little morsels of sweet and chewy coconutty goodness that’s quick to put together. This recipe is not overly sweet so I ended up with a pile of empty wrappers in no time. That’s the disadvantage I was willing to embrace. Haha!  Dried coconut …

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Fudgy and Chewy Chocolate Crinkles

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We make a lot of cookies at home but this is one sweet treat that we only make during the holidays. Don’t get me wrong, this is an excellent cookie! I guess eating these only around the holiday season makes it more special.   I used to sell chocolate crinkles a long time ago. Baking a …

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Buco Salad

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Nothing compares to having buco salad in the Philippines. Fresh young coconuts are available everywhere and the sweet, tender, and pure taste of buco is perfect! It’s nowhere near the taste and texture of the buco that we (sadly) can get our hands on here in North America. Though that’s the case, we still make …

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Filipino Fruit Salad

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My mom is a great cook and she always plans our Noche Buena (Christmas eve dinner) spread a few weeks early. When we have our family meeting on dishes that we want, this dessert is picked every single year! We all love it and the vibrant colors speak of Christmas.  Making fruit salad was one …

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No-Bake Mango Cheesecake

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Mango is one of my children’s favourite fruits! Too bad we don’t have access to it locally but during the summertime, there’s this Ataulfo Mango variety from South America that we like. It’s similar to the Philippine mango but the ones I grew up eating in the Philippines is way better in taste and texture, …

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Homemade Taho (Tofu Pudding)

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My eldest son is the biggest Taho eater at home. He can have it for breakfast, snacks and even for school lunch. He never gets tired of it. I usually buy dessert tofu at the supermarket and just make my own syrup and tapioca pearls. I also have a recipe for DIY Taho as well …

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