Cuchinta (Kutsinta)

Cuchinta is a type of kakanin (Philippines’ native delicacies these are snacks usually made with or containing any or combination of these: coconut,coconut milk, rice flour, glutinous rice, cassava). Cuchinta is delicious and super easy to make and is almost fat free and low in calories.. I was actually surprise to find out  how simple […]

Pichi-Pichi

Pichi-pichi is a pretty unusual name for a food, so much more for a kakanin. I don’t know where it got it’s name from but I like it. It sounds like pica-pica which is what pichi-pichi is in essence: a bite size snack. It is a type of kakanin which refers to the many ways […]

Palitaw (Sweet Rice Dumplings with Coconut & Roasted Sesame Seeds)

Palitaw is a type of kakanin (Filipino native sweet delicacies); It’s called palitaw because of the manner it’s cooked. It’s a sweet rice flour dough or dumpling that you cook by dropping it in boiling water, you’ll know when it’s cooked when it floats on the surface, hence the name Palitaw (litaw-meaning to show up […]

Maja Mais

This is very similar to Maja Blanca, the only difference is the addition of corn. I’ve always like my maja mais smooth and creamy, without any corn kernels in it, most of the recipes I’ve come across while searching for one has corn kernels which is fine especially if you love the crunch of corn […]

Espasol

I made espasol for the first time over the weekend and was inspired at the last moment to cut it into fun shapes instead of just rolling it into it’s usual mini log (like tootsie roll) shape. My daughter really liked it and didn’t know it was espasol until she tasted it. Espasol is a […]

Maja Mais Panna Cotta

While I was making the maja blanca I thought how it is similar to panna cotta (Italian cooked cream), the ingredients and the process are pretty much the same except panna cotta uses gelatin powder and of course cream. I got inspired and thought of making a fuzion of kakanin and Italian dessert… maja mais […]