Swiss rösti salad

To make Sam's salad more filling, I topped it with rösti. And, for the dressing, cheese melted in milk and seasoned with salt, pepper and a bit of chili.For the uninitiated, rösti is fried grated potatoes. Techniques for … [Read more...]


How to make: Polvorón

A sweet treat made with flour, milk and butter, polvorón is another legacy of Spanish colonialism. Derived from polvo, the Spanish word for dust, Filipino-style polvorón is made by mixing together the ingredients then molding … [Read more...]


Tres leches cake

The first time I made tres leches, I baked cupcakes. Speedy and the girls loved it so much that they have been asking me to make tres leches cupcakes again. But I didn't because the process of brushing the hot cupcakes with … [Read more...]


Cafe con leche

To complete the Mexican theme of yesterday's brunch, I had a cup of cafe con leche with the potato, chorizo and chili dish. What is cafe con leche? The literal translation is coffee with milk but the name doesn't do justice … [Read more...]


Coffee jelly, beverage edition

The coffee jelly, dessert version, was posted three and a half years ago. Here is the beverage version. It was a very hot day, what can I say? I wanted coffee but the thought of drinking something hot just didn't appeal to … [Read more...]


Bacon and bread pudding

Mix torn bread with half-cooked bacon. Add beaten eggs, milk and grated cheddar cheese. Season lightly with salt, sugar and pepper. Top with cubes of cream cheese and butter. Bake. The result is a light and airy pudding, … [Read more...]


Summer coolers

[Originally published in Manila Standard Today on April 8, 2009]It was cool and cloudy for a few days last week and I was fervently hoping that it would stay that way for the rest of the summer. But, alas! Some good things … [Read more...]