The other day I received a comment from Hella ( hellaD) of http://www.helladelicious.com/ :
I am just getting to know more about Filipino food. I remember visiting Manilla many years ago when I was a child and just loving the food! Sorry to hear about your headache. I used to get them a lot as well and I often found taking a epsom salt bath or a drink of bentonite clay to be helpful. In my condition it seemed my gut was overly toxic and unable to deal with them. I finally went on the GAPS diet and I rarely have them any more. They used to get so bad that I would end up vomiting and not be able to stop so I really empathize with your condition. Thanks for sharing this post and I would love if you would share some of your recipes on our World Food Thursdays at www.helladelicious.com
I am thrilled to hear from you and likewise thanks for the invitation.You know when someone invites me to post, I really grab it so I have posted my recipe on your website World Food Thursday.. My Simple Custard Flan ( Filipino Leche Flan). I would love to cook Filipino Dish every Thursday.Our cuisine is sadly barely existing in other parts of the world.. its a fact and its a reality. Our country was colonized by the Spaniards, Japanese and American Regime, therefore our food and culture is affected as well. I could say that Filipinos has done a lot of fusion meals which we now consider Filipino Food. Our food has two intricate characteristics. First, the European style and taste is visible because of Spanish influence. Second, we carry on the Malay influence because Philippines is a Muslim country at first, Spaniards came and most of us embraced Catholic faith. The Americans came and Protestantism became Popular and together with it we welcome American food which we call in the Philippines Western Food. Until now, a part of our country which we call the autonomous region is a Muslim populated area ( Mindanao).
I thank hellaD for her message.I realized that I blog because I am a food enthusiast, that I can bake and I can cook but blogging about food and cooking is also a matter of culture and heritage.
Anyway my post today is very special to me because it’s all about our Filipino cookie called Crinkles. Both adults and the young love Crinkles in our country. I used to do it back home when my kids were very small. In the Philippines you can find Bakery Shops everywhere and most Filipinos enjoy eating. We love occasions such as birthdays, graduation day, anniversaries, fiestas and of course we look forward to celebrate holiday season. As a matter of fact, as early as September, malls are already prepared with Christmas Decor and most Filipino homes are actually putting up their Christmas Tree. I know its funny and absurd but its true.
I have a different name for my crinkles. I call it Chocolate Blossoms and I make it differently.I don’t like the bakery type which more often made for mass production so the taste is too sweet or tough and in some cases, dry. ( hate it!) My version is chewy, soft and it melts in your mouth.The trick: be careful with timing and don’t use cocoa powder.
My petite senoritas may be crinkled and all..but honestly they are so good..soft, chewy and melts in your mouth.Our cuisine and our palate were greatly affected by Japanese and Chinese also. Nowadays Korean and Taiwanese cuisine were also very popular. So,what more can you ask for? In the end, I can assure you that we have great passion for sweets.. yes we have sweet tooth and we love to eat.. Philippines means hospitality, courteousness and food.
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