Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Foodie Day: Pastillas de Leche

Pastillas de leche (also known as milk candy bars)

Pastillas de leche, also known as milk bars or candied milk, is a traditional Filipino delicacy that is usually served for dessert. This sweet is really easy to make; no cook, just mix up ingredients, wrap it up, and voila, you can already satisfy your sweet tooth craving!

The authentic recipe actually calls for Carabao's (water buffalo) milk and does actually require cooking. But since I am thousand miles away from Philippines, I just used the common recipe which uses your everyday powdered milk.

(a) the dough-like mixture; (b) coating it in sugar; (c) a closer look

Pastillas de Leche
Own recipe by: Patricia
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  • 2 cups of powdered milk
  • 3/4 cup of condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup of melted butter
  • granulated sugar for coating

Just one piece of candy wrapped in a parchment paper.
1. Place the condensed milk into a mixing bowl.

2. Sift and gradually fold in the powdered milk until it becomes a sticky, dough-like mixture.

3. Pour in the melted butter and blend it well.

4. Afterwards, knead the dough and let it set for about 5 minutes.

5. Shape the dough into small shapes of your liking, e.g. cylinder, round, and coat it well with sugar.

6. Wrap into a coloured cellophane, or any non stick paper you have.

I remember back when I was still in Philippines, I used to buy these candies every morning in sari-sari stores before going to school, never knowing that one day I would be making them. And these candies just brought so much memories from past.

A promise to keep this short, and as my body is aching for the bed; I just wish everyone a very sweet dream.

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