"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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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Chicken and Shrimp Tempura

shrimp tempura
Shrimp Tempura

Chicken Tempura
Chicken Tempura

I based the final recipe on this one and the reviews. When I tried it the first time, hubby and loved it. Needless to say, my sons and I did too. So now it has become a regular menu item in our household.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Buttermilk Doughnuts

homemade buttermilk donuts
Freshly made Buttermilk Donuts
After learning how to make butter, I had a by-product that could not be found in the grocery stores: the TRUE BUTTERMILK. This is the milk that is left over after churning heavy cream to make butter. In the grocery stores, what you will find is the cultured buttermilk, which is whole milk made with a starter culture. It's easy enough to make, but it tastes different from the real buttermilk. This true buttermilk can be used in a lot of recipes ranging from soups to cakes. It makes pancakes and cakes fluffy.

This recipe was one that was shared to me by my SIL after her husband showed me how to make butter. They gave the buttermilk to me and a pound of frozen butter they had made in the past. I immediately mixed the recipe as soon as I got home, then chilled it until I was ready to make the donuts. My whole family, including my picky husband, loves these. It has now become a regular snack/dessert item for us right after I make butter (which I do now about every week).

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