"Kusina" = Kitchen; "Manang" = older sister

A Filipina's unabashed chronicle of her adaptations in the American kitchen. Includes step-by-step photos on how to make pan de sal, ensaymada, pan de coco, siopao, hopia, pandelimon, pianono, atsara, crema de fruta,etc., and if you are lucky, you will find videos too!

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Monday, February 27, 2012

Honey Buttermilk Bread

Hubby has the honor of slicing the Honey Buttermilk Bread
I have a buttermilk jug in the fridge that has been sitting for more than a week now, originally intended for a caramel cinnamon roll recipe that I saw, but never had the gumption to make (somehow, really sweet rolls make me cringe at the present, with my struggles not to add any more pounds on my baggage).

I was preparing Pork Roasted in Mang Tomas Sarsa and was thinking of making a bread to go with it for supper. Then I saw the buttermilk...so off I looked for recipes. I combined a recipe of Honey Buttermilk Bread and one from breadworld since I wanted to make use of my Rapid Rise Yeast.   I imagined in my head how I was going to proceed, then prayed.

I was so excited when supper time came, and we were not disappointed with the outcome of the recipe I developed for a buttermilk bread that has honey and egg in addition to the old-fashioned recipe.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Apple Maple Jam

Apple-Maple Jam

Dedicated to Ella T. W...

I got the recipe from here back when it was still recipezaar. Wish I had this in mind during fall when apples were cheaper and fresher! Hubby says it's like having apple pie on a toast. We can easily eat up a jar in a week.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Spinach-Stuffed Chicken and Mushroom Bake



Spinach-stuffed Chicken with
Mushroom Sauce and Stuffing
Served on Plain Rice
Something I made up. Typically if I wanted a chicken casserole, I dice chicken breast and mix with cream of chicken, cubes of Velveeta cheese and a bag of chopped broccoli. But I had no cream of mushroom. And I had other extra items in my fridge that were waiting to be used, or else they just might expire.
So...what did I have?....hmmmm....think....think....

Friday, February 17, 2012

Manual Prep of a Bread Machine Dough Recipe

I have had readers who ask me, "What if I don't have a bread machine? Can I make this manually?"

Those questions were in reference to some of my popular bread/roll recipes that utilizes bread machine.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Brazo de Mercedes on Mango Mousse Sauce



MinBrazo de Mercedes on Mango Mousse Sauce
I prepared this out on a whim when I stumbled upon in the grocery store a whole bin of yellow mangoes. That was the first time I saw them (it would always be green or red mangoes that I used to see). I got several and they were surprisingly good.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Artisan Honey Wheat Loaf


Artisan Honey Wheat Loaf
 I thought I had posted about this already...

This is one of our favorite healthier breads -- light whole wheat with bran cereal. It surprisingly turned out soft and moist.

Recipe from breadworld.com.

Ingredients:

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