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🌎🌏🌍PURPLE SWEET POTATOES in PUFF PASTRY

Another cooking episode of mine from the garden to the table, harvested purple sweet potatoes, chili and chili leaves from our terrace urban garden last summer. Sweet potatoes are a very healthy root vegetable and provide many benefits. Low in calories, high levels of Vitamin A and C, iron, potassium and dietary fibre. No fat and keep me full for longer. Here I decided to make filling out of it for puff pastry and it turn out good. Just added sweet love syrup and milk then bake for 15 minutes. and Voila! A light snack for the whole family on this cold Sunday.

Sweet purple potatoes in a puff pastry

YOU NEED…….

I used all the purple sweet potatoes what we got from urban garden. I don’t know how many kilogram but about 20 pieces and it is not thick and small ones.

I use 2 rolls puff pastry for this

Sweet Love Syrup instead of Honey about 4 tbsps

1/2 cup Milk

1 Egg for brushing on top

HOW TO…….

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πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­BIKO-MONGGO with MOZZARELLA CHEESE and STRAWBERRY SAUCE

πŸ‘©β€πŸ³A traditional sweet usually prepare and eaten during Christmas πŸŽ„ season particularly in the Philippines. Since Iβ€˜m in Europe I have to find a way how to cook this with twist according to my family preference. So here is my version of Biko-Monggo with Mozzarella cheese and Strawberry sauce, Mung Beans Or in Tagalog “Monggo” and Glutinous rice cake topped with Strawberry sauce and “Latik” or Coconut Caramel. Try this version guys and let me know if you like it. Happy three kings everyone!πŸ€—

My Biko-Monggo with Mozzarella Cheese and Strawberry Sauce

YOU NEED…….

1kg Glutinous Rice

a cup of Brown Sugar

1tsp Green food Color

1 and 1/2 Liter Coconut Milk

400ml Coconut milk for Coconut caramel or Latik

250g grated Mozzarella Cheese

5tbsps Strawberry Sauce, optional

HOW TO…….

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πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ΊMy APPLE TURNOVERS in PUFF PASTRY

πŸ‘©β€πŸ³Apple turnovers in puff pastry are quick to make and taste delicious and juicy. The perfect recipe for our Sunday snack or merienda at home and a perfect match to my ginger tea, for hubby his coffee. When guests spontaneously announce themselves that they are coming on this Christmas season Puff pastry recipes is good. At first glance, puff pastry conveys a certain simplicity. It rarely appears in an opulent cake look.

My apple turnovers

YOU NEED…….

6pieces small Apples

1 sheet Puff Pastry

1tsp Cinnamon Powder

3tbsps Brown Sugar

1tbsp Cloves

8pieces Inca Berries or Pysalis

some Vegetable Oil for brushing the cupcake baking pan

HOW TO…….

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GINATAANG BAYABAS/ GUAVA in COCONUT MILK

This recipe is from my late uncle from Bicol who inspired me to try it. These two versions are totally different. The first one I added small potatoes, tapioca pearl, banana, corn kernels with brown sugar and bata de coco of course cooked in coconut milk. While the other one is more on guava pure guava with ginger, salt and brown sugar but not too sweet. Then I ate it with cold rice, the way my uncle used to eat it served as viand for him. But for me, I love my version as a dessert or for in-between not as viand.

My ginataang bayabas or Guavas in coconut milk

YOU NEED…….

6pcs. Guava, ripe without seeds and skin (peeled)

250g small Potatoes πŸ₯”

400ml Coconut Milk

Brown Sugar

Some Salt

Thumb-sized Ginger

200g Tapioca Pearl

3pcs. Banana

1can Corn Kernels

1glass Nata de Coco

half teaspoon Food Color, Orange (optional)

HOW TO…….

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TAPIOCA PEARL in COCONUT MILK or “GINATAANG SAGO”

πŸ‘©β€πŸ³Here I cooked tapioca pearl in coconut milk with corn kernels, small potatoes, banana and added sugar and purple yam extract to have a purple colour as a sweet tooth for today. It’s been a while seen I prepared this sweetened tapioca pearl. Tapioca or tapioca starch is an almost tasteless starch that is made from the processed and dried cassava root. … Tapioca can be used as an ingredient in cooking, similar to potato or corn starch or sago. As we all know, Tapioca pearls are made from the starch of manioc, the roots of a shrub that was originally native to South or Central America. The raw pearls must be cooked before consumption. In about 30 minutes, they will take on a clear, jelly-like consistency. Tapioca pearls are made from the starch of manioc, the roots of a shrub that was originally native to South or Central America. The raw pearls must be cooked before consumption. In about 30 minutes, they will take on a clear, jelly-like consistency.

Tapioca Pearl in coconut milk or Ginataang sago

YOU NEED…….

200g Tapioca Pearl

3pieces Banana 🍌

1glass of Nata de Coco

1can of Corn 🌽 Kernels

Some Sugar

8pieces of small Potatoes πŸ₯”

400ml Coconut πŸ₯₯ Milk

Few drops of Purple Yam Extract

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NO-BAKE CHEESECAKE with INCABERRIES TOPPING

You can also conjure up a super delicious cheesecake without an oven Iβ€˜ll show you how easy it is. Cake without baking, in my opinion, they are not so good for baking because they are very badly damaged in the oven due to high water content. Never mind what are the so-called β€žno bakeβ€œ cakes for! No-bake cakes, as the English name suggests are not baked. They usually have a rather thin base and refreshing cream spread over it, which then sets by cooling it in refrigerator. Often, the no-bake cakes can be prepared really quickly and personally, I particularly like the fact that you save yourself baking and looking back in the oven. Today I conjured up a no-bake cheesecake with very fresh Incaberries topping. The biscuit base is wonderfully crispy, without sugar added in it.

My no-bake cheesecake with incaberries topping

YOU NEED…….

150g grated Biscuits

60g melted Butter

150g Incaberries

2tbsps Lemon πŸ‹ juice

2 cups of Whipped cream

2 cups of Mascarpone

150g Sugar

HOW TO…….

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MELON 🍈 PARFAIT

πŸ‘©β€πŸ³Melon Parfait to beat the Sunday summer heat in the city. Topped with strawberry, sunflower seeds and sweet love syrup. Semi-frozen is also referred to as parfait which is the contrast to ice cream. Flavoring parfait is French and means “perfect”.Perfectly prepared, this dessert makes a great impression on your guest at the same time it can be conjured up very quickly. Parfait is, therefore, a great one.

Melon 🍈 parfait

YOU NEED…….

Half a Head of Melon 🍈

1tbsp Brown Sugar

250g Whipped Cream

500g Mascarpone

2 drops of Food Color

2tbsps Water

250g Yogurt

2tbsps White Sugar

Some fresh Strawberry πŸ“

Sweet love Syrup or Maple Syrup

Sunflower 🌻 seeds, ground

HOW TO…….

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β€žINUTAKβ€œ A FILIPINO RICE CAKE COOKED in SWEETENED COCONUT πŸ₯₯ MILK πŸ₯›

“Inutak” is a Filipino rice cake cooked in sweetened coconut milk. Originated from Pateros, Philippines. The word “Inutak” came from Tagalog root word “Utak” which means “Brain”. Maybe because it has the same consistency just like brain could be the reason how it got its name. Served with red Ribes ice cream. Happy Prepping and Guten Appetit!

My homemade β€žInutakβ€œ

YOU NEED…….

4cups of Coconut πŸ₯₯ milk or 1800ml

1cup of Tapioca flour

1cup of Glutinous Rice flour

1cup of Sugar, white

half a teaspoon Salt πŸ§‚

8g Vanilla Sugar

1tsp Purple Yam essence

200g Creamed Coconut with 1tbsp Brown Sugar, for topping

HOW TO…….

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CARAMELIZED SWEET PURPLE POTATO | PURPLE CAMOTE CUE

πŸ‘©β€πŸ³When was the last time you ate Camote Cue? Camote Cue is usually serve as afternoon snacks in the Philippines. I remember during my elementary days, my mother she used to cook this during weekends always accompanied with water Melon or sugar Melon. My aunt she used to cook this by adding cinnamon powder. But I love my Camote Cue most serve with Sago and Gulaman.

My sweet purple camote cue

YOU NEED…….

4pieces Sweet purple potato, peeled and sliced

some Brown Sugar

about 4 to 5 cups Vegetables oil

some Bamboo Sticks

HOW TO…….

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APPLE 🍎 CREAM CAKE

πŸ‘©β€πŸ³A wonderful fresh and light cake that is suitable for every occasion, just right now our afternoon snack with a cup of coffee and tea for me. Here is the recipe for baking. Using whole grain flour with brown sugar and sour cream, Topped with peeled-sliced apples and planed almonds. Just for perfect afternoon coffee break at home with family.

Apple cream cake

YOU NEED…….

4pcs Apple 🍎 of your choice

4pcs Eggs πŸ₯š

pinch of Salt πŸ§‚

8g Vanilla Sugar or one pack

120g Brown Sugar

200g Soft Butter 🧈

1/2 Lemon πŸ‹ for lemon zest

150g Sour cream

200g Whole grain flour

2tbsp Baking powder

1tbsp Planed Almond

melted butter 🧈 for mold to grease

HOW TO…….