Saturday, October 25, 2008

Singapore Adventure: Maja Mais First Attempt



2 cups coconut milk
1 370 ml. can Evaporated Milk
1 cup cornstarch
1 cup sugar
1 1/3 cups whole corn kernel


1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
2. stir until free of lumps.
3. Strain the mixture into a pan.
4. Cook stirring constantly over low heat until thick. This would take about 30 minutes.
5. Pour into molders. Cool, then refrigerate until ready to serve.


Be sure you have greased your molders with vegetable oil before pouring in the thickened mixture so it doesn't stick to the container.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Singapore Adventure: Leche Flan First Attempt

Success!!! Heehee.. ^_^
The recipe.
3 whole eggs
6 egg yolks
1 can evaporated milk
1 can condensed milk
2 tsps vanilla
The procedure.
Mix the eggs, the milk and the vanilla in a bowl. Stir with a wire whisk, do it slowly to avoid bubbles from forming. Strain the mixture to rid of lumps. Double strain if necessary. Set this aside.
Caramelize 1 cup sugar and 1 cup of water in low heat. Let cool and pour into the llanera.
Pour in the egg-milk mixture into the llanera. Cover with foil. Steam for 30 minutes.
Poke with fork. If it comes out clean, it's ready to go. Otherwise, leave to cook for another 10 minutes.
Do not overcook as it will cause your leche flan to form bubbles.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Philippine Adventure: Last Hurrah!

The Cookies are down to the last few days of their 15-day home visit. And it will be a while again before they can come back home. It isn't very easy to get a long break from work, and once a chance comes by, it is an opportunity one should never pass on. Hehehe...
And so, it's the "last hurrah" for this wonderful Cookie Philippine Adventure.
Day 13 - 11 September, 2008 (Thursday)

Being home, it's nice that we were able to celebrate our 32nd monthsary the way we used to - a nice filling food trip, strolling the malls, raiding the video store, and a round of games at the Timezone.

We had lunch at Kamayan. Last pigging out on Pinoy dishes. We went in quite late and so some of the dishes were already out. But still we were able to sample some of the nice food stuff. The desserts were pleasing. And I still had my last chance to feast on green mangoes and bagoong. Hehehe...

At the arcades, we played the Silent Hill game. And after several swipes, we finished it. We actually made it on the top score board. Nice.

Day 14 - 12 September, 2008 (Friday)

No more outings for the Cookies. This is our final rest day. Time to start packing and get all our stuff together in preparation for the big trip back to Singapore.

But inspite of this, I called for an impromptu "Pamper Princess Cookie Day". I went for a relaxing footspa and a haircut.

My Shobe, Shoti and Mama also joined me. And so, after our salon escapade, we all went to dinner at the Orient Pearl Chinese Restaurant near our home. We had coldcuts platter for appetizers, fish lip soup, steamed lapu-lapu, yang chow fried rice, kangkong with chinese bagoong, and gallons of chinese tea. Haha..

I miss having dinners like this with my family. If there's one thing my family loves to do, it would be enjoying a sumptous meal. Too bad, no photos this time. Sniff. Actually, come to think of it, I didn't take photos of my family this time around. Hmmm... Curious.

Day 15 - 13 September, 2008 (Saturday)

It's THE day. But before heading to the airport, we just had to meet the newly-weds for lunch at the Outback Steakhouse in Glorietta. They just got back from their Hongkong-Macau honeymoon and they had tons of stories and photos to share with us. :)

Then we were off to the airport. For Cebu Pacific flights, it flies out from the shiny new Terminal 3. And honestly, the design is quite impressive. If not for the news that came out the day before of one section's ceiling crashing down, I would have to say after all the controversies surrounding the construction of this airport, the government finally did something commendable.

Oh, by the way, meet Jerome. He's joining us for a week on vacation in Singapore.
So, we'll see you back in Singapore.