Sunday, October 23, 2016

Cassava Cake Make Over

My dad has been hospitalized for a few days and undergone a non-surgical procedure.  He is doing good now.  Our neighbor gave him a box of cassava cake as a get well soon gift.

Cassava cake is a Filipino dessert made of cassava and other ingredients which I do not know of.  I am not a big fan of cassava cake, though.  Cassava cakes are selling like hot cakes here in the Philippines.  You will see different stores selling different cassava cakes with various toppings.  This particular brand of cassava cake has a very soft, almost like pichi-pichi texture, another Filipino rice cake dish.  It is different from the traditional cassava cake with a firm chewy texture.

Since we are only four in our home, this 10 by 10 inch sized cassava cake will take days to consume.  Well, while doing nothing and with my hungry stomach longing for a nice afternoon snack, I thought of to remake this snack.  A good amount of butter, some cheese and drizzle of condensed milk, boom!  It turns out something new.

I do not have the exact amount as I added the toppings solely based on what I want or what you want.


Cassava Cake
Sliced cold butter
Shredded cheddar cheese
Condensed Milk


Preheat oven to 150 degrees Celsius.

Slice the cassava cake according to your serving size.  Topped the cassava cake with cold butter and pop it in the oven for 15 minutes.

Topped the baked cassava cake with shredded cheese.  Increase the temperature to 200 degrees Celsius and bake for 10 minutes.

Bring out the cassava cake from the oven and drizzle a generous amount of condensed milk.  This is a nice team up with hot coffee.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

French Toast Apple Pie

I love the aroma of cinnamon.  It has this distinct scent that really makes me hungry or crave.  The taste, combined it with brown sugar and you can't go wrong.  Cinnamon, sugar and green apple, that's heaven.  The mixture of flavors are simply amazing.  The sweet spiciness of cinnamon, sweetness of brown sugar and the tartness from green apples just bring all the flavors together.  I love them with apple pies.
Sunday, September 25, 2016

Pancit Canton Face-off

Instant pancit canton is an all time favorite of Filipinos, that's in my case.  It was launched in the 90's and eating this instant noodle just bring backs my childhood memories.  I enjoy it as is but I love it with plain white rice.  You can also enjoy it with hot pandesal.  It is my childhood afternoon snack and a good way to ease my hunger.  Have a hard boiled egg on the side and it's perfect.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Pork Ribs and Young Jackfruit Soup

My dad woke up early and went to the market to buy some ingredients for our lunch today.  My mom told me that he will be cooking pork ribs and langka soup.  Langka or jackfruit is a sweet delicious fruit found in tropical countries and luckily Philippines is one of them.  But did you know that young jackfruit can be incorpprated into main dishes?  The most common dish is the ginataang langka or jackfruit in coconut milk.  I love it spicy and paired with fried fish.  However, my dad being a pure blood Ilonggo likes it in soups.  He cooked it with kadios and pork and its equally tasty.