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Piaya vs. Eccles Cake – Bun Fight!

Piaya [pee-i-ah] is a Negrense delicacy and one of the many things I love about living in this part of the Philippines. It is a specialty of Bacolod in Negros Occidental. That makes sense as Negros Island is known as the Sugar Bowl of the Philippines. I am equally as fond of Eccles Cake, a delicacy originating in my native Lancashire, England. What is Piaya? Piaya is a muscovado-filled unleavened flatbread from the Philippines especially common in Negros Occidental where it originated.  It is made by filling dough with a mixture of muscovado and glucose syrup. The filled dough is then flattened with a rolling pin, sprinkled with sesame seeds and baked on a griddle It is delicious and ideal with coffee. I often eat it…


Zabrina’s Pinoy Banapple Chocolate Ice Cream Cake

Zabrina’s Pinoy Banapple Chocolate Ice Cream Cake Or Pineapple and Banana Churla !!! hahahahah… Banapple? Banana and pineapple of course ! 🙂 The subtitle of this wonderful ice cream cake probably needs an explanation especially if you have no gay friends ! Churla is a wonderful word often heard used by gay people in the Philippines. It means “whatever” or is a generic word used to describe (or not) a particular thing that the speaker is struggling to find the correct word for ! Zabrina has many gay friends and the word has remained in her vocabulary to be trotted out at every opportune moment.  She even has me saying it now – much to the amusement of her Filipino friends both gay and straight…

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Zabrina’s Pinoy Mango N’ Toffee No-Bake Cake

ZABRINA’S PINOY MANGO N’ TOFFEE NO – BAKE CAKE Easy to make and no-bake! Follow the recipe for Zabrina’s Pinoy Mango N’ Toffee No-Bake Cake – Ingredients For at least 15 servings 2 CUPS Crushed  Grahams (similar to English Digestive) biscuits 1 PACK Chilled All Purpose Cream 1/2 pack condensed milk 1/4 cup butter Mango  Method Pour Crushed Grahams into the aluminum foil or plastic container Melt Butter and Pour it into the Crushed Graham mix  Mix it then – PRESS to Mold the Base SET ASIDE Pour 1/4 Pack Condensed MILK into a pan  Caramelize (LOW HEAT) to make a Toffee but don’t overdo this as it needs to be runny enough to pour Put bite size sliced fresh Mangoes on top of the Graham biscuit…

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Here’s How McDonald’s Makes Its French Fries

Potatoes, maybe? Source: Here’s How McDonald’s Makes Its French Fries | TIME How I Make Mine 🙂 This article is an interesting insight into how McDonald’s makes its french fries. And yes, they really are made from potatoes! Botsy, our pet name for our 4 year old boy, loves fries.  I really must make him some homemade fries just like I used to make back in the UK. Here is how I used to do them: Take one Maris Piper variety potato, the best variety for fries – or chips as we call them in the UK, and peel it. Now I like chunky fries,  so cut the peeled potato into chunky size portions. Give them a good wash in clean water then pop your…

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