I had the lucky opportunity to pick the theme for this month’s Kulinarya Cooking Club. Since this is the month of giving, I left the theme pretty open and picked any dish that you would give as a gift.
I love baking pastries for Christmas and every year there is a new recipe I try to give to my family and friends. This year it is pianono. I grew up having this at a local bakery and I always thought of it as a pancake filled with custard. I would get it every time The Mother would go to the bakery. Unfortunately, the bakery closed and I never found it again. Pianono was one of the recipes I looked for when I started to explore the different pastries of the Philippines. There are multiple versions of this but I went with a basic recipe and grew from there.
I went with a brazo de Mercedes favor for my pianono. The cake recipe is here.
Here is the recipe for the Filling
(I did find the recipe from somewhere but unfortunately I can’t remember where. If this is you, please let me know so I could give you credit)
3/4 of a Can of Condensed Milk
1 Cup of Evaporated Milk
2 Tbs. of Unsalted Butter
1 Tsp. of Vanilla
5 Egg Yolk
- Place the condensed milk and evaporated milk in a double boiler and cook until it thickens.
- Remove the milk mixture from the heat and add the butter and vanilla. Mix until it is well incorporated.
- Pour part of the mixture into the egg yolks and mix well to prevent the eggs to cook (I used a my stand mixture). Slowly add the rest of the mixture until it is well incorporated.
- Add it back into the double boiler and mix until it thickens. Stir occasionally to prevent burning.
- Once it is all thicken, let it cool.
I made six of them and I had to double the filling recipe.
The other posts has more pictures of the lovely cake.
Kulinarya was started by a group of Filipino foodies living in Sydney, who are passionate about the Filipino culture & its colourful cuisine.
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.
Kath – http://www.acupcakeortwo.com/
Trisha – http://sugarlace.com/
Trissa – http://trissalicious.com/
Olive – http://www.latestrecipes.net/
Caroline – http://whenadobometfeijoada.blogspot.com/
Ninette – http://bigboldbeautifulfood.blogspot.com/
Asha – http://forkspoonnknife.blogspot.com/
Malou – http://www.skiptomalou.net/
Cherrie – http://www.sweetcherriepie.com
Acdee – http://acdee.blogspot.com/
Valerie – http://www.acanadianfoodie.com/
Sheryl – http://crispywaffle.com/
Divina – http://www.sense-serendipity.com/
Anna – http://www.anniesfoodjournal.blogspot.com/
Dahlia – http://www.energychef.blogspot.com/
Joy – http://joyjoycreativeoutlet.blogspot.com/
Maribel – http://www.foodgeek.webs.com/
Jen – http://www.jen-at-work.blogspot.com/
Pia – http://bisayajudkaayo.blogspot.com/
Malaka – http://thegrandinternational.com.
Mimi – http://lapinchecocinera.blogspot.com
Erika – http://ivoryhut.com/
Kat – http://twitter.com/alanokat
Lala – http://thislittlepiggywenttothemarket.blogspot.com/
Selfie – http://eats.sefiebee.com/
Connie Veneracion frm http://homecookingrocks.com/
Oggi from http://oggi-icandothat.blogspot.com/
Katrina Kostik from http://lardonmyfrench.blogspot.com/
Rochelle Ryan from http://www.whydiss.blogspot.com/
Marica – http://cuppycreme.blogspot.com
Diona – http://titaflips.blogspot.com/
Rowena - http://saraplicious.blogspot.com
Theodore – http://chefbyday.wordpress.com/
Gianna – http://the-empty-fridge.blogspot.com/
Mireille – http://dirtyicecreaminyourlunchbox.blogspot.com/
Marishka – http://rishka.multiply.com/
Annapet – http://moonglowgardens.wordpress.com/
Boyet – http://reelandgrill.blogspot.com/
Adora – http://adorasbox.net