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Creamy Maja Blanca

October 30, 2018 Paula (Gobble The Cook) 3 min read

Maja Blanca is a creamy, gelatinous Filipino dessert made from several types of milk, chiefly coconut milk, thickened with cornstarch and topped with latik (cooked coconut topping). It is a traditional dessert served during get togethers.

One Pan Pork Chops and Sausages with Apples

October 21, 2017 Paula (Gobble The Cook) 4 min read

I’ve been a truant recently. I sincerely apologize to you for taking off and not updating my blog for a month even though I sorta promised to do a weekly post when I first started this blog. As a way of saying sorry, let me present to you this easy and satisfying “One Pan Pork and Sausage with Apples” recipe.

August Bakealong Challenge: Golden Foccacia

August 17, 2017 Paula (Gobble The Cook) 3 min read
Golden Foccacia

The August Bakealong challenge was to make this classic Italian golden foccacias. I’ve never made foccacias before since I prefer to bake the softer Asian breads that I grew up with. Nevertheless, it was with great enthusiasm that I tackled this latest challenge.

Cooking by the Book: Beorn’s Honey Cake

June 12, 2017 Paula (Gobble The Cook) 3 min read

I fell in love with J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth when I read The Fellowship of the Ring. Admittedly, I was only introduced to Tolkien when the movie came out (cringe, cringe). My childhood didn’t offer much opportunity to explore literature as much as I wanted and I had to scrape […]

Delicious Filipino Spanish Bread

June 5, 2017 Paula (Gobble The Cook) 2 min read
Filipino Spanish Bread

Welcome to the second part of this series on Filipino Breads.  Today, I’m going to share with you how to make Filipino “Spanish” Bread. Yup, you read the name right. This is one of the more popular and common breads in the neighborhood bakeries in the Philippines. Filipino Spanish Bread? […]

The Softest Ever Pandesal (Filipino Bread Rolls)

May 15, 2017 Paula (Gobble The Cook) 4 min read
Pandesal (Filipino Bread Rolls)

My first attempt at making pandesal was a major disaster.  The rolls were tasty but rivaled a blackhole in density. Because they were so hard, eating them felt like I was eating stones.  Since then, I swore never to make pandesal in my entire life again.  Up until last week, that […]

April Bakealong Challenge: Chocolate Babka

April 28, 2017 Paula (Gobble The Cook) 3 min read

Welcome to April’s Bakealong Challenge, the Chocolate Babka! Perhaps I should start off by saying that I had no idea what a babka was before I started this challenge. Yeah, how sad is that. But the fact of the matter is, I was no bread eater and the bakeries back […]

Quick and Easy Creamy Sipo Eggs

April 21, 2017 Paula (Gobble The Cook) 2 min read
Sipo Egg

Hey everyone! How is everybody doing today? I am quite excited to share with you this simple Filipino recipe for Sipo Eggs. Are you ready? You are probably raising an eyebrow and wondering what the heck is Sipo Eggs.  But despite its weird sounding name, Sipo Eggs is a creamy […]

Spring Challenge: Creamy Black Eyed Peas and Alfalfa Soup

April 18, 2017 Paula (Gobble The Cook) 2 min read
Creamy Black Eyed Peas and Alfalfa Soup

I wish I could say that I love spring but I honestly can’t. There’s no spring where I live, you see, and the closest to seasons that we have are pre- and post-Christmas (just kidding, they’re wet and dry seasons). Kidding aside, I do appreciate the Black Eyed Peas (band) and […]

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I'm a software engineer by profession and a home cook/baker in my downtime. As a self taught cook and baker, I believe that anyone is capable of creating mouthwatering, home-cooked food.

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