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DADA’S BIKO

My hubby’s version of Biko!
I was craving for this few days ago and he promised he will do it for me. Said and done!
He was not so happy how it turned out but he said next time he will do it like his mother recipe they called it “ENKIWAR” (Ilocano version), but that’s another entry:-)

As you could see no “Latik” on top just plain biko. With this it reminds me my late nanay who used to cooked this during, fiesta, pasko and birthdays and all types of kakanin in the Philippines. That gives the native delicacy an infinite number of enjoyable possibilities.

YOU NEED…….

* 2 cups glutinous rice
* 2 cups water
* 1 3/4 cups brown sugar
* 2 1/2 cups coconut milk

HOW TO…….

* Rinse the rice until water runs clear.
* In a pot, boil the rice and water. ( You can also use a rice cooker to do this procedure.)
* Bring to a boil, stir then cook in low heat for about 10 minutes. Set aside.
* In another pot, combine coconut milk and brown sugar. Bring to a boil.
* Add the cooked rice. Cook in low heat white stirring constantly until the rice mixture is almost dry and * very sticky. (about 30-40 minutes)
* Remove from heat.
* Transfer to a serving tray. Flatten the surface.
* You can top with latik (optional). Enjoy and Guten Appetit!

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My CASSAVA GINATAAN

Again, this entry was only TRANSFERED from my old Blog which was updated on 16th of August 2010!
Recently, this was our merienda. I did not added Langka (jackfruit) as what others use to, for the reason my 2 kids doesn’t like it when it cooks with coconut milk. Just mix with tapioca pearl or sago and sweetened with white sugar…thats it. sometimes we are craving of something sweet which usually cook way back home like this.

YOU NEED…….

* 1kg Cassava, cut into cubes
* 1 pack or 1 Liter of Coconut Milk
* tapioca pearl
* some Sugar white

HOW TO…….

*Simply bring coconut milk to boil, add tapioca pearl stirring continiously until tapioca pear is transparent.

* Add cassava continue stirring until cassava is done over medium heat.

* Then add sugar. You can also add jack fruit if you wish too.

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YESTERDAY’S MERYENDA (MERIENDA)

Sala sa lamig, sala sa init…iayan ang kasabihang aking nabatid…tOINKZ!
Last Friday ang ganda ng araw, sumikat at mainit ang panahon nang bandang hapon kaya naman naupo kaming mag-ina (with my daughter) sa aming paboritong tambayan habang kumakain ng ice cream.

Bakit kamo, kasi may WLAN na (libre), eksakto sa aming panlasa ang ice cream nila at sa murang halaga na kayang-kaya ng bulsa!
Nakaka-miss din ang pagkain ng ice cream lalo pa at medyo nag-uulan dito sa lugar namin. Wala yatang tamang summer season sa taong ito. Parang Pilipinas madalas makulimlim at umuulan ang panahon, samantalang dapat ay panahon ng tag-init na sa ngayon. Napagalaman ko na bago na pala ang nagmamay-ari ng ng tambayan naming ito at may libreng internet pa. So lalo kaming nasiyahan mag-ina bagong serbisyo na napadagdag sa dating Ice Salon na ito. Walang nabago kundi napadagdag pa ang WLAN nila. Saan ka pa at sadyang malapit sa aming tirahan 3 minutes walk sabi ng aking dalagang maganda:-)

Nang malaunan at medyo kakapit na ang dilim ay nagpasya kaming umuwi na mag-ina. Resulta sa sobrang kasipagan ko ay nagluto ako ng Goulash Soup na ito na sana ay late meryenda naming mag-iina, kaso meryenda-hapunan na ang nangyari. Inihain ko na may kasamang freanch bread at nang malaunan ay kumain ako muli na may kasamang kanin…hahaha…Pilipino kaya ako!
This is a great meal on a fall or winter afternoon or evening. Reheats well. So hindi lamang pang meryenda ang nagyari. Dito sa europa isa lamang ako sa mga milyong Pilipino na kumakain ng Goulash with rice…hehehe…as usual marami akong paraan ng paghanda ng goulash.

Goulash is an easy, one pan meal that takes about 20 minutes from start to finish. You can make this dish as spicy as you want, or have it fairly mild. It is a very versatile meal. Here I usede beef meat, and added potatoes, and frankforter. Of course not to forget paparika powder the sweet one. Check it out folks all the previous recipe of mine for more info.