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Monday, September 20, 2010

KCC – Spanish and Filipino Dishes

This month’s theme was pretty broad.  I had to pick a dish that was Spanish influenced.  There was so many dishes I couldn’t decide what to make.  This past weekend, I was given the opportunity to make 2 dishes.  The first dish was Maja Blanca for my nephew's birthday.  Than on Sunday, there is a wonderful event called Adobofest.  This gives the opportunity for the Filipino Community to get together and have a huge picnic.  There is even a competition who has the best adobo.  So I decided to enter.  This would have been the first time actually made adobo.  I have made adobo filling for siopao but to me, this is a little different.  It was a fun but exhausting weekend.  It was totally worth it and I was able to make Spanish influenced dishes.  
Here are some pics from adobofest
The husband’s sampler plate of all the different adobo.  Do you know, he questioned if he should.  BTW that is The Daughter’s hand trying to get more.
My adobo is a bit watery.  I kept adding vinegar and water until it was just right. 
It was a Pork Adobo
IMG_3073The Daughter having fun running around with the other kids
Maja Blanca has got to be the easiest desserts and I picked it since it contained ingredients that my nephew was not allergic to.   It is a coconut pudding with or with out corn.  I like adding the corn for the taste and texture. 
(I can’t remember where I got this recipe.  If this is yours, please let me know)
1 Can of Coconut Milk
1/2 Cup of Sugar
1/2 Cup of Water
1/2  Cup of Corn Starch
1/2 Cup of Corn
Toasted grated coconut

  1. Pour the coconut milk into a medium sauce pan.

  2. Bring to a boil.

  3. While that is heating up, mix the water, corn starch, and sugar to create a slurry.

  4. When the Coconut milk is boiling, add the slurry.

  5. It will thicken than add the corn.

  6. Remove from the heat once it becomes thick.

  7. Pour into a greased pan and let it set.

  8. Top with the toasted coconut.
Kulinarya was started by a group of Filipino bloggers living in Sydney, who are passionate about the Filipino culture and its cuisines. Each month we will showcase a new dish along with their family recipes. By sharing these recipes, we hope you find the same passion and love for Filipino Food as we do.
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  1. adobo! sigh i love adobo. i can have it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. and maja? i've yet to try my mom's recipe. hopefully when i go home for a visit...

    your post is making me hungry :)

  2. Wow, adobofest? how cool is that! Your maja blanca looks pretty. I am sure it tasted great :)

  3. Who knew there could be this many different adobo variations? The maja blanca looks delicious and yes I love it with corn too!

  4. I'm not sure which dish I love more - the adobo or the maja blanca... your maja blanca looks incredibly smooth and I love the addition of the corn (I prefer it with texture too!)

  5. great post! adobo is an all time fave dish as well!

  6. mmm..i haven't had maja blanca in ages! thanks for the recipe, joy.

  7. Your daughter is so cute! And your maja blanca looks delicious! The adobo too.

  8. Congrats on making your first adobo, I'm sure it won't be the last. Your daughter is so adorable. I like maja blanca with corn as well.

  9. i haven't tried maja blanca with toasted was always with peanuts and corn...yours looks lovely, and congrats with your first adobo! =)

  10. looks like so many fun things to try!

  11. your daughter sure is having a great time, she's cute! I LOVE maja blanca, I can finish a whole pan 8 inch pan of kidding ;)

  12. Joy!

    Hi! I was your neighbor @ Adobo Fest ... #16! Love your blog! I'll be a regular now!

    Vicky Almiron

  13. She's so cute!

    I love adobo. I never get sawa, pork or chicken or just vegetables.

    BTW, now that I'm finally on facebook I can join KCC.

  14. thanks you everybody. I was so fun.

    Oggi - I'll send your info to Trissa to get you set up on KCC.

  15. I love that adobo sample plate. Maja blanca is one of my favourite sweets, thanks for sharing

  16. Another dish I have to try on cooking...Maja blanca...hehehehehe!

    And ur daughter is a cutie...