Category Archives: Snack

Baked apple dumplings/ mini strudels

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I call them mini strudels because they taste almost like the traditional Czech pastry.  While the latter has a much more complicated recipe/ingredients for the dough, this one is, by far, the easiest dough I have ever made from scratch.  And … Continue reading

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Apple Cake

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I bake when I’m stressed.  And these days just reading the news about my beloved Visayas region in the Philippines makes me go whip up something in the kitchen to drive the stress and frustrations away.  But let’s not get … Continue reading

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Budbud pilit, finally!

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Budbud pilit is a Filipino delicacy that is a favorite of mine.   I could eat five pieces in one sitting, which is a bit strange because there’s really nothing special about it.  It’s basically just sticky rice cooked in … Continue reading

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Binangkal in four easy steps

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I’ve been craving for binangkal since last week.  I used to eat it a lot in the Philippines but I can’t remember the last time I had one.  It’s a bit strange to suddenly crave for it especially since I’m … Continue reading

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Banana- red currant cake

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These days I’m mostly in the kitchen whipping up new recipes out of fresh fruits and vegetables from my parents in laws’ garden.  We often visit them in their summer-house and each time we come back to Prague we always … Continue reading

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Healthy raspberry- blueberry cake

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Is there such a thing as healthy cake?  Yes, I’d like to believe so when we don’t load it with too much sugar or butter, or when we use healthy substitutes for common ingredients like the ever-present all-purpose flour.  In … Continue reading

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Banana bread with dark chocolates

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I know one might think there are already thousands of banana bread recipes existing online so why bother to come up with another one?  It’s because when I bake I usually don’t measure the ingredients and it’s a pain trying … Continue reading

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Homemade hopia

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Hopia is a popular Filipino snack.  It’s similar to Chinese mooncake. You can have it in different fillings but my favorite has to be with munggo or mung beans.  I swear I can easily eat 10 pieces in one sitting. … Continue reading

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Homemade Glazed Doughnuts

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As an expat living in Prague, there are foods I crave for that I have no choice but to either make or forget about.  Take for example glazed doughnuts.  A doughnut is not a doughnut for me unless it’s round, … Continue reading

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