Corn Fritters

Naku, season na naman ng mga mais.  Sugba and tinanok nga mais is found almost everywhere. Why not try this recipe for a change.

1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk (evaporated)
2 cups fresh corn, cooked and scraped off from the cob
Vegetable oil for frying

Sift flour, measure and re-sift with baking powder and salt. Combine beaten eggs and milk. Mix well until smooth. Fold in corm. Drop from a teaspoon into heated oil. Fry until golden brown.

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Pancake or hotcake

Another recipe from my dear mother's notebook. She used this recipe during those year when ready-to-mix hotcake mix was not available yet in the market. But if you want to try your hand in making real home-made hotcake, here's the recipe for you. It is a lot cheaper if you do this instead of buying the ready-to-mix hotcake.

1 1/4 cup sifted all purpose flour
3 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp sugar
1 egg
1 cup milk
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp cooking oil
1/2 cup mince meat (optional)

Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. combine eggs, milk, oil, sugar. mix well. add to dry ingredients with mince meat. stir just until flour is moistened. bake on hot griddle pan.

If you use a frying pan, allow the pan to heat up over low to medium heat. Then brush some melted butter or cooking oil. Pour in about 1/2 cup of dough. Cover and allow to cook. If the sides are dry, turn the pancake for the other side to cook.

Instead of meat, you may use mashed banana (green variety), or grated carrot, or chopped malonggay leaves for vitamin-rich pancakes. Happy eating!

Oops! The syrup? Wait lang...

Ah. tantsahan lang sa proportion. Just mix some water (about 1/4 cup), add some white and brown sugar, add butter or oil, heat over low heat until thick. Or you may use condensed milk as topping and sprinkle some chocolate milk drink in granualted form (Milo).

Siomai sa Tisa, Cebu (my version)

I have tried the recipe for siomai sa Tisa as provided by Lina V., a friend from Cebu. Those who wish to try her recipe, click here. Taste good and mouth-watering. I have tried several siomai recipes, but here's the best so far that I want you to try too:

1/2 kilos ground pork with 1/3 fat (fat will make the siomai soft and juicy)
1/2 cup grated carrot-Chinese turnips mix (singkamas in Filipino. In English it's yam bean or jicama. Or you may use sayote - a perennial vegetable)
1 tbsp chopped spring onions (sibuyas dahon)
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 egg, slightly beaten
2 tbsp cornstarch
sesami oil

prepare and cook as directed here......

For Dodoy who wish to learn how to wrap siomai, here's a video-demo: