Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Palitaw Balls

I was checking my laptop files today when I saw lots of photos which I took last Christmas. I thought I lost them!

Anyway, last Christmas, I brought Palitaw and other stuff with me to share during our Christmas Party. Sharing the recipe  here which I copied from the Internet.

You will need:

2 cups of mochiko- ground glutinous rice
1 tbsp of sugar
3/4 cups of water
Another tbsp or so of sugar
2.5 cups of sweetened, shredded coconut (you may end up needing more!)
sesame seeds
Food coloring, optional


Set a small pot of water on the stove to boil.
Mix the mochiko, one tablespoon of sugar, and the water.
It will form a stiff dough when it's ready. (You may need to hand-knead it a little to get it thoroughly mixed.)
Roll it into balls about the size of a quarter, then drop them, a few at a time, into the boiling water.
Lift them out again when they float to the top and drain them very lightly on paper towels. Then sprinkle it with sugar, sesame seeds and immediately roll it in the coconut. Voila!

If you want to color the coconut, just dribble a few drops of food coloring into it and mix it with a fork. At first it will look like it's not going to mix well, but after a minute or two the color will get around.                         

Some variations include flattening out the balls into thick cookie shapes before boiling, and serving them with a mixture of sugar and sesame seeds on the side.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Celery Sticks with Peanut Butter

Hubby soo loves Celery sticks with Peanut butter! He doesn't get tired of bringing some at work all the time. On the contrary, I don't like it because the smell of the celery is too strong for me and I am not a fan of peanut butter.

If you want to try it, you only need celery and peanut butter, spread the peanut butter over celery using butter knife, that's all :)

Thanks for visiting!

Happy Valentines!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Coconut Macaroons

Sweet and chewy coconut Macaroons

We had International Supper Fellowship at the church last Sunday so I brought 4 kinds of Pinoy foods with me to share. One of which was Coconut Macaroons.

I have already posted Coconut Macaroons in my Straight from Bechay blog. This time I modified the recipe. I put a little bit of flour, white raisins  and less butter. They turned out perfect! You got to try this!

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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Ice Cream Flavor to Die For

Sharing my son's favorite ice cream flavor- DEATH BY CHOCOLATE by Sunnyside Farms. Kinda weird name, huh? I am actually enjoying this delightful and toothsome treat now. I may sound exaggerating, but yes, this flavor is really to die for.

If my son would have been here, this ice cream won't last long in the freezer :) Now, while I'm eating, I am thinking deeply what's my daughter's favorite... all I can think of is that she wants to put up an Ice Cream Parlor in the near future. I might have to suggest to create "Mabuhay/Long Life by Chocolate" flavor, then it's gonna be the "ice cream flavor to live for", hahaha!

Anyway, thanks for dropping by!