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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Pianono

When I was younger, there was this wonderful Filipino bakery.  Unfortunately, it closed around the time I graduated from high school (oh the memories).  One of the pastries we would always get is the Pianono.  This is a jelly roll filled with a custard cream and sprinkled with sugar.  It has always reminded me of a pancake.  I don't know why either, I have weird association to food and music.  There are many versions of this recipe.  I am still experimenting with my variation but I stumbled upon Kusina ni Manang version.  I liked how she used simple ingredients and the outcome was very similar to the one I had as a child. 

Yield: 1 Servings
Ingredients
    6 Eggs Separated
    6 Tbl Sugar
    6 Tbl Sifted flour
    Cream of Tartar
 
Directions
  1. First beat the egg whites with the cream of tartar until it is stiff. 
  2. Than slowly add the sugar a tablespoon at a time.
  3. Beat the egg yolks and than add them to the egg whites at a low speed.
  4. When it is completely Incorporated, remove the bowl from the mixer and fold in the flour, a tablespoon at a time.
  5. Pour into a jelly roll pan lined with parchment paper. 
  6. Bake for 15 minutes at 400F.
  7. Let the cake cool and place it on a cloth (I used a towel covered in sugar) or parchment paper. 
  8. Remove the original paper lining.
  9. Spread your favorite custard or jam frosting over cake and roll.



10 comments:

  1. Oh wow, pianono was a childhood favorite of mine! Thanks for reminding me of this simple but divine pastry :)

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  2. this looks so good! I've never had pianono but this really makes me want to!

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  3. Mmmm....swiss rolls are always my favourite. yours look very delicious with all the creamy custard...mmm

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  4. Thanks everybody. There are so many versions but this is a good base where you could build from.

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  5. I love this! I've never tried making one of these before, but after seeing your post, I'm hankering to give it a try!

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  6. I love the photo of the filling oozing out. It makes me want to eat some.:)

    This recipe has been in my to-bake list for a year already. I should probably make it soon.

    My memory of this cake goes back to my high school days. The nuns baked them and I used to fetch the sliced pianono from their kitchen all the way up at the top floor of the building.

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  7. I've never tried this pianono - but am a great fan of jelly rolls -the custardy center looks delicious! Isn't it fantastic when you find a recipe that reminds you of your childhood?

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  8. OMG! This was one of my favourite snacks when I was a kid.. a pianono roll! I love love love this!

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  9. Thanks everybody!
    @oggi - that is a great story. I would sneak one too.

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  10. LIKE!! :D

    Dad buys this Pianono from Bicol which is so good coz instead of plain buttercream filling, it has ground pili nuts!! :D Tastes so yummy.

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