Maja Jubilee: a healthier Maja Blanca

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Maja Jubilee

Maja Jubilee is a better and healthier version of a favorite dessert for many – the Maja Blanca.

Hubby has been asking me to cook Maja Blanca for him for months now. Lately I thought of giving it a try so I tried Maja Jubilee – a recipe I saw from Del Monte Kitchenomics’ facebook page. It’s the same as cooking Maja Blanca but this time, with Pandan and fruit cocktail. It’s a better and healthier option for our favorite Maja Blanca!

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Maja Jubilee

Instead of the usual, I used my heart-shaped flan molder. Turned the Maja upside down and viola! I have a beautiful heart-shaped Maja Jubilee! The husband was so thrilled to try my very first Maja. It’s not that firm as I wanted it to be but I hope I didn’t disappoint him. Maybe next time I’ll cook it longer or increase the volume of the cornstarch.

 

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Ingredients

  • 3 pcs pandan leaves
  • 1 pc buko (shredded, buko water reserved)
  • 1 ½ cups buko water
  • ½ cup thick coconut milk
  • ¾ cup cornstarch (dissolved in buko water)
  • ¼ cup condensed milk 1 can (432 grams)
  • Del Monte Fiesta Fruit Cocktail (drained, reserve 2 tbsp syrup)

Procedure

  1. Simmer pandan leaves, ¼ cup water and reserve syrup in covered pan for 5 minutes.
  2. Remove pandan leaves then add cornstarch mixture and buko. Cook over low heat with continuous stirring for 10 minutes.
  3. Add DEL MONTE Fiesta Fruit Cocktail, coconut milk and condensed milk. Cook for 10 more minutes with continuous stirring.
  4. Pour into 12” x 8” pan. Cover and chill until set.
  5. Makes 12 servings!

Food and Music

Food business in our city is definitely doing good. Week after week, restaurants open in different parts of the city. It’s actually a good excuse for me to go out and try out their food so I can have say out my “verdict” in this food blog. One of the most famous restaurants in our city has good musicians who serenade people from table to table. Many times people make requests and they are able to sing it! Amazing. They also have good sets of musical instruments and excellent marshall stack. Personally I think it’s an important investment for them because some people could be very particular with sound systems. It would be such a turn off if they had poor sound quality. Whether they shop Ampeg at musicians friend, I really don’t know. Truth be told, I am more concerned of the food when I go to restaurants– but the music could be a very good added bonus, of course!

Beat the summer heat with Halo-Halo

I lost count how many times I have posted a photo of Halo-Halo in my Instagram account since the start of summer. I am not a fan of this and I can’t even finish a serving of this before but with the unbearable summer heat, I could have 2 halo-halo in a day! I could even have Halo-Halo at midnight!LOL.

Anyway, yesterday we had merienda cena at a nearby diner. It’s newly opened so we tried their specialty – Batchoy. It’s hot, I know, but my hungry tummy wanted a hot soup so no choice, had to try Tab’s Batchoy. After a bowl of Pork Batchoy, I and hubby decided to give their Halo-Halo a try. For twenty pesos, here’s what we had:

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