Category Archives: Desserts

Brazo de Mais
(Chef Sau Del Rosario for The Maya Kitchen)

YOU’RE familiar with Brazo de Mercedes. It’s that velvety smooth and soft meringue roll with a custard filling. Iloilo has its own Brazo de Ube. From Pampanga comes another variation called Brazo de Mais. Made using corn (canned corn kernels, … Continue reading

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Crispy Crepe Cones with Banana-Peach Filling
(The Maya Kitchen)

LOOKING for a unique way to present your crepes other than folding them into squares or triangles? How about shaping them into funnels and baking them to a crisp then filling them with a sensational banana and peach filling? Here’s … Continue reading

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Tsokolate Puto Bumbong
(The Maya Kitchen)

THERE’S nothing like celebrating the Christmas season with native delicacies that have been closely identified with the holidays, such as Bibingka and Puto Bumbong. You can also give them a unique twist just so you’re giving your family a different … Continue reading

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Bibingka de Pastillas
(The Maya Kitchen)

YOU love bibingka. It’s your favorite Christmas food because it evokes a lot of fond childhood memories of Simbang Gabi with your family, with whom you enjoyed bites of warm, freshly cooked bibingka after the Mass. You also love pastillas. … Continue reading

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Cookie Butter Polvoron
(Armando Alvin Velasco for New Zealand Creamery)

GOING loco over Speculoos Cookie Butter? There’s something about this crunchy peanut butter-y spread that’s all the craze not only in the United States but also in the Philippines and other parts of the world. But must you always just … Continue reading

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