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Chocolate Graham Crema de Fruta

Eid holidays came and gone, howbeit with the summer heat striking at it’s peak over here we didn’t think of going out for any outdoor activity. Yet staying home during daytime  means cooking and preparing  something cool  and different like what i’ve got, the sweet and luscious no bake cake  recipe, Crema de Fruta made of M.Y. San Chocolate Graham Crackers. 

Crema de Fruta is a popular Filipino dessert. It is usually oven baked and composed of different layers of fruit cocktail, gelatin, and cream. To eliminate the need for baking, this recipe has been replaced by graham crackers as the sponge cake. Different types of fruit can also be used like peaches, mangoes or anything that suits your taste. Here are the ingredients and procedure of how I’ve made it:

Chocolate Graham Crema de Fruta

Chocolate Graham Crema de Fruta

Ingredients:

  • 1 big can fruit cocktail (Del Monte). Drain and reserve the juice.
  • 1 pack M.Y. San chocolate graham crackers (about 200 grams)
  • 2 cans 160 grams Nestle Cream original
  • 1 big can condensed milk (Nestle)
  • 1/2  pack unflavored gelatin powder  (Mr. Gulaman)
Procedure:
  1. Pour nestle cream and condensed milk in a mixing bowl. Whisk well until well combined.
  2. In large square container or pyrex dish, arrange graham crackers. Spread and cover them with cream. Repeat another layer  and top with fruit cocktail; reserve the other half can of fruit cocktail for another  layer (with fruit cocktail on top of the last layer).
  3. For additional toppings, dissolved gelatin powder in cold water. Simmer on medium heat, and add the fruit cocktail syrup. Stir occasionally until mixture boils.  Let it cool for 1 -2 minutes.
  4. Pour the gelatin mixture over the graham crackers and fruit. Put in fridge, chill, serve and enjoy!

Chicken Menudo

Pork Menudo has been a special dish in my home country and that no parties will ever be complete without menudo but have you ever tried Chicken Menudo? You can try this recipe of mine and forget about pork menudo. When you are living in a place like ours that you rarely encounter  porky then you can think of an alternative to satisfy your craving taste buds  of the dishes you’ve been missing.

Chicken Menudo

Chicken Menudo

Ingredients:

  • 2 boneless chicken breast cut into thin bite size slices
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon or kalamansi juice
  • 1 white onion chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoon of soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons of tomato paste
  • half a cup of tomato sauce
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil or any cooking oil
  • 2 carrots cut in cubes
  • 1 medium size bell pepper cut in cubes
  • 1 large potato peeled and cut in cubes
  • 1/2 cup green peas (pre-cooked)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon maggi magic sarap
  • salt to taste

Procedure:

  1. Start by mixing in a small bowl the lemon juice, soy sauce, tomato paste and black pepper.  Mix well. Use this a marinade for your chicken, marinate for at least half an hour.
  2. Afterwards, heat a pan and pour the olive oil then start stir frying carrots and potatoes until edges becomes brown. When done trasfer in a plate and set aside.
  3. In same pan with the oil sauteé your garlic, onions and marinated chicken. Cover it and let it simmer in low fire for about ten minutes.
  4. Next add the carrots, potatoes, green peas and bell pepper continue stirring then add the tomato sauce. Pour in water, cover it and let it simmer for another 5 minutes.
  5. Add sugar, maggi magic sarap and salt to taste. Wait until the sauce thickens and turn off the fire.
  6. Serve hot with steamed rice. Enjoy!
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