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Butter-fried suman drizzled with honey and sprinkled with cocoa and cinnamon

Butter-fried suman drizzled with honey and sprinkled with cocoa and cinnamon | casaveneracion.com

The thing about sleep is that you can’t force it. At least, in my case. Speedy and Alex don’t seem to have any trouble falling asleep. Put them on something soft and comfortable and they’ll soon be asleep. But Sam and me… ah, totally different case. We have to tire ourselves out for sleep to come.

So, I got into bed at dawn (yep, upside-down and inside-out body clock) but couldn’t sleep. And I had these images of fried suman inside my head. Butter-fried suman drizzled with honey then sprinkled with cocoa powder and cinnamon.

Where the idea came from, I do not know. But I couldn’t erase the image from inside my head. It might have gone away on its own if I had been sleepy. But I wasn’t. And I don’t know what kind of pollen I inhaled at dawn because I was sneezing like crazy until my throat turned itchy and my nose got clogged. When I laid down, I couldn’t breathe.

So, I finally gave up on sleep, got up, went downstairs and into the dining table where there were still a few pieces of suman sa ibus from a batch that Speedy bought the other day. I took all of them and brought them into the kitchen. I fed the cats (they were all over me, how could I not?), took a frying from the rack and…

Butter-fried suman drizzled with honey and sprinkled with cocoa and cinnamon
Prep Time
2 mins
Cook Time
7 mins
Total Time
9 mins
 
Servings: 2
Author: CASA Veneracion
Ingredients
  • 2 to 4 suman sa ibus (day-old is better because they have dried out a bit and, ergo, easier to fry)
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons butter (that’s 1 tbsp. of butter for each piece of suman because you have to be generous)
  • honey
  • cinnamon
  • cocoa powder
Instructions
  1. Peel off the suman wrappers.
  2. Heat the butter in a frying pan.
  3. Fry the suman over medium heat, rolling them in the hot butter occasionally, until a crisp brown crust forms.
  4. Arrange the fried suman on a plate. Drizzle with honey, and sprinkle with cocoa powder and cinnamon.
  5. Then, enjoy.
Recipe Notes

Two to four pieces of suman should be good for two people but… I ate all four. Maybe I was just really hungry. Or maybe it’s because they were really, really delicious. Or maybe, it’s both. What does it matter, really? If you have four and you feel like eating them all, go ahead. They’re soooo good.

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