Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Minatamis na Saging


Another sweet dessert which you can make is minatamis na saging or sweetened banana. The main ingredient of this recipe is saba. This type of banana is often used to make turon, banana cue, maruya, ginataan and added in nilaga and other stew. This recipe is easy to make and affordable. All you have to do is to combine brown sugar and water. Once the mixture starts to boil, add the saba. It will take around 15-20 minutes for the bananas to cook. Once the saba is tender, you can add vanilla if you want. In case you have leftover minatamis na saging, you can store it in a tightly sealed container such as a bottle and put it in the refrigerator.  Enjoy!

Ingredients
  • 10 pcs of saba, sliced diagonally
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups water
Preparation

1. In a saucepan, combine brown sugar and water. Let it boil.

2. As soon as it boils, add the saba and cook for 15-20 minutes or until tender.

3. Let it cool down and serve.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Ginataang Mais


Ginataang mais is a Filipino dessert made out of malagkit, coconut milk and whole kernel corn. Sometimes, langka, condensed milk and vanila are added. It is easy to make and affordable as a midday snack or for breakfast.

When my siblings and I were growing up, our mother often prepared this dessert. Her version has langka in it since we had a langka  tree bearing fruits in our backyard. We knew she would be making this dessert when we had a harvest of langka. After an hour, we would all rush to the kitchen just to have a taste of our mother's version of ginataang mais. This is one dessert I really enjoyed when I was growing up. My version of ginataang mais has no langka  in it but am sure you will love it.

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup malagkit (glutinous rice)
  • 1 400 ml can of coconut milk
  • 2 cups of whole kernel corn
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups water
Preparation

1.  Wash the malagkit  thoroughly.

2. In a large saucepan, combine  malagkit  and water. Boil for 30 minutes over
    medium heat. Stir continuously.

3. Once cooked, add the coconut milk. Simmer for 15 minutes.

4. Add sugar and whole kernel corn. Simmer for 10 minutes.

5. Serve in individual bowls.