Sunday, February 15, 2015

Cashew Polvoron

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Polvoron is a Filipino milk shortbread cookie.  It is made by toasting the flour and adding sugar, milk and melted butter.  You can also add nuts, pinipig or even Oreo Cookies.  Then the mixture is pressed with polvoron molder (see above photo) and wrapped with cellophane or Japanese paper.  Today, this simple treat can be found in some bakeshops and even a business is dedicated in selling this treat, take House of Polvoron (H.O.P.) for example.
Sunday, February 1, 2015

Cashew Empanada

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Empanada, a savory fried or baked bread we Filipinos love.  The bread is stuffed with beef, chicken, pork or vegetables, taking into acocunt the Vigan empanda.  In one of my visit in Binondo that my belief that empanada is a savory bread changed.  My officemates introduced me to Salazar Bakeshop in Binondo and this is where I first encountered Peanut Empanada.  The empanada is not stuffed with the usual savory meat but with sweet ground peanut.  I totally fall in love with their bite sized empanada and make it a habit to buy a box or two of this snack.