When I asked my son what he wanted for breakfast, he smiled at me and hugged me tightly, “Cupcakes!”
Really? Hmmmmpf! Let’s just say I made an extra effort to be sure he enjoyed his healthy meals today.
For breakfast, we had our favorite Green Sundae. It is always a big hit! Instead of oranges, bananas and avocado, today I substituted pears for oranges. Delicious. My hubby actually prefers it with pears.
For a snack, I made Palitaw, which I grew up eating for ‘merienda’ (snack time). It’s quick and easy to make.
1. Boil water.
2. Make a thick batter of Sweet Rice Flour and water. Make sure the batter is thick enough so you are able to form small balls and then flatten them in your hands to resemble pancakes. The batter is not as sticky when your hands are a little damp with cold water.
3. Carefully drop the cakes in boiling water.
4. When the cakes resurface and float, they are done.
5. Carefully lift the cakes out of the water and place on a plate. Sprinkle with equal parts Sucanat (dehydrated cane sugar) and coconut (I used raw dehydrated coconut, but freshly grated mature coconut is traditionally used). You can also add a little mixture of sesame seeds and salt.
My son ate two pieces and exclaimed, “Mama! This is the best!”
I guess he didn’t miss his cupcake.