November 27, 2011

The Daring Bakers: Sans Rival and Bibingka

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Sans Rival
cashew sans rival

fluffy soft bibingka baked with slices of salted duck eggs 
and Filipino white cheese

Catherine of Munchie Musings was our November Daring Bakers's host and she challenged us to make traditional Filipino dessert - the delicious Sans Rival cake! And for those of us who wanted to try an additional Filipino dessert, Catherine also gave us a bonus recipe for Bibingka which comes from her friend Jun of Jun-blog.

November 22, 2011

Kabocha Mascarpone Pie

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For our Thanksgiving pie this year I used kabocha squash instead of pumpkin and mascarpone cheese instead of evaporated milk. The pie is delicious and creamy and I love its flavor specially with a tablespoon of creme fraiche and a sprinkling of superfine sugar. It's the perfect ending to a satisfying dinner of turducken roll, gravy, bread stuffing, candied sweet potatoes, roasted Brussels sprouts and orange cauliflower, baked green beans casserole, and mini brioche rolls.

November 19, 2011

Arroz Caldo

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Arroz Caldo
arroz caldo topped with crispy flaked chicken, chicken chicharrones,
crispy fried scallions and shaved garlic

Arroz Caldo, a favorite comforting and restorative Filipino rice dish was chosen by our host, the indefatigable super Mom Joy for November 2011 Kulinarya Cooking Club. Arroz Caldo comes from the Spanish arroz for rice and caldo for broth. I have featured Arroz Caldo once before and am reprinting 2 paragraphs from that post.

November 17, 2011

Root Beer Float Fudge

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On September of this year, I received a cookbook gift from The Daring Bakers; thank you LisLisa, and Mandy for choosing my Chocolate-coated Brown Sugar Meringue and Caramel Candy as one of the top three candies. The book is CHOCOLATES AND CONFECTIONS from the Culinary Institute of America by Peter P. Greweling. 

November 14, 2011

Cooking with Tea

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lapsang souchong tea-smoked duck ham 

Sarah from Simply Cooked was our November Daring Cooks’ hostess and she challenged us to create something truly unique in both taste and technique! We learned how to cook using tea with recipes from Tea Cookbook by Tonia George and The New Tea Book by Sara Perry.

November 10, 2011

Thanksgiving Day-Style Turkey Sandwich

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Thanksgiving Day-style turkey sandwich

with a layer of cranberry sauce, slices of roasted turkey breast, 
turkey gravy, crumbled corn bread croutons, 

November 8, 2011

Pan de Cadiz

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Early this year, while browsing La Tienda's catalogue, a small dessert loaf called Pan de Cadiz caught my eye. It's marzipan baked with a filling of candied sweet potato, normally sold and eaten during the Christmas season. Of course, I had to find a recipe for it, found one online written in Spanish, and this one in English.

November 3, 2011

Iced Guinatan Halo Halo with Mochi Pearls

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Iced Guinatan Halo Halo with Mochi Pearls
iced guinatan with mochi pearls

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