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Sunday, December 19, 2010

It is Christmas with KCC

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


  1. Place the condensed milk and evaporated milk in a double boiler and cook until it thickens.
  2. Remove the milk mixture from the heat and add the butter and vanilla.  Mix until it is well incorporated.
  3. 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.
  4. Add it back into the double boiler and mix until it thickens.  Stir occasionally to prevent burning. 
  5. 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.

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  1. lol, so...if it's meant as a gift, where's mine? :D

  2. would love a basket of these too! haha! merry christmas!

  3. great theme you picked out! i want a piece!

  4. Wow. I'd love to try this (but I've never made a jelly roll before and I'm scared LOL).

  5. I remember having pianono for meryenda after school almost everyday when I was in grade 6! A local bakery near school used to sell this - it was so cheap only P1 each! :) This definitely brings back memories... thanks for a wonderful KCC theme!

  6. I'm so amazed with the goodies you make! Wow, I haven't had pianono in decades. Thanks for sharing.

  7. It's been 3 years since I promised to mkae pianono but haven't done so. I love pianono specially those baked by the nuns in my high school. Thanks for taking me back to those days and for the great KCC theme.

    Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and a scrumptious New Year!

  8. I loved this bread too!A bakery near my lola's house in Malabon sold this, and I'd request it for merienda too! love the creamy custard (with coconut?) filling! thanks for reminding me of my childhood love ;-)