Some easy Filipino baking recipes include barquillos, or wafer rolls, and biko, a dish with rice and coconut milk. To make the barquillos, preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.Continue Reading
Use an electric mixer to beat together 1/2 cup of butter, 1/2 cup of white sugar and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Separate an egg white, and blend it into the mixture. Once blended, add an additional egg white and blend it until the mixture is smooth. Add 2/3 cup of all-purpose flour, and blend the ingredients until they are just combined.
Spoon teaspoons of the dough onto lightly greased baking sheets, and flatten them into small, 3-inch circles. Cook the circles in the oven until their edges are slightly brown, approximately five minutes. Roll the warm wafers around a dowel or wooden spoon handle to create cylinders. Allow the wafers to cool and crisp up before serving.
To make biko, soak 4 cups of uncooked sticky white rice in water overnight. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Add the rice with soaking water to a saucepan over medium heat, and stir in half a 14-ounce can of coconut milk and 1 1/3 cups of white sugar. Continue to stir until the mixture is thickened, approximately 20 minutes.
Add the rice mixture to a greased 9-by-13-inch baking pan. Combine 1 1/3 cups of brown sugar, the rest of the coconut milk and 3 tablespoons of coconut preserves, and spread the mixture over the dish. Bake the biko for 25 minutes or until thick.Learn more about Cultures & Traditions