Showing posts from May, 2020

Cinnamon Rolls

Image Ingredients For the Dough: 1   cup   warm milk   (about 115 degrees F) 2 1/2   teaspoons   instant dry yeast*   (I like Red Star Platinum Baking Yeast) 2   large   eggs   at room temperature 1/3   cup   salted butter**   (Melted, but make sure it isn't super hot. Just barely melted, or even softened, is fine.) 4 1/2   cups   all-purpose flour   (divided) 1   teaspoon   salt 1/2   cup   granulated sugar For the Filling: 1/2   cup   salted butter   (almost melted) 1   cup   packed brown sugar 2   tablespoons   cinnamon 1/2   cup   heavy cream***   (for pouring over the risen rolls) For the Frosting: 6   ounces   cream cheese   (softened) 1/3   cup   salted butter   (softened) 2   cups   powdered sugar 1/2   tablespoon  maple extract   (or vanilla) US Customary  –  Metric Instructions Pour the warm milk in the b

Milagra Ridge Trail

This is a very easy hike and not much "climbing" and it's just really just a very easy trail but has nice view of Pacifica.  I kinda like it! Website: Location: Milgara Ridge (Around San Bruno/Pacifica Area)

Ice Buko Recipe

Recipe: I use the Recipe in Pagkaing Pinoy TV but skipped the beans, sugar, water part since I don't have beans and replace it with Nata de Coco Instead.  I also used less coconut since I am using Shredded coconut and not fresh one. Modifying the recipe as follows: Ingredients  For the Ice Buko Part 1 1/2 cup shredded coconut  1/3 cup condensed milk  200 ml (~1 cup) all purpose cream  2 cups water  For the Bean Topping  (I opted out of this and just use Nata de coco) 1 cup water  1 cup adzuki beans or red beans  1/4 cup sugar  Instructions  For the Beans Topping  In a pot over medium-high heat, add the water, adzuki beans and sugar.  Stir and cook for 30 minutes or until it becomes tender and the liquid thickens.  Transfer to a bowl and let it cool.  For the Ice Buko In a bowl, combine shredded coconut, condensed milk, all purpose cream and coconut water.  Mix thoroughly until well combined.

Cheesy Pandesal Recipe

I am using this recipe from  and I just added Velveeta Quick Melt Cheese to make it cheesy. TIP: DO NOT PUT TOO MUCH FLOUR WHEN KNEADING.   I realized after X time failing on making a good pandesal, I was actually putting too much flour when kneading. Expect it to be sticky and when you keep on kneading it, it will eventually be less sticky.  Of course, spread a bit of flour on the table/mat and oil on your hands so it doesn't get sticky.   This was the result of my cheesy pandesal The ball-like pandesal was Cheese and the the row behind are plain pandesal I tried poking it to test if the dough was good enough after leaving it for an hour to rise. I didn't pop back so it was perfect. Recipe: Ingredients: 3 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 cup sugar  1 teaspoon salt  1 cup milk - - lukewarm  1 egg  2 tablespoon butter - - melted (or margarine)  1 1/2 teaspoon instant dry yeast  1/

Skinless Longganisa

Youtube Video that I was following in making Longganisa I was trying to follow the recipe in the YouTube video but was asking not even measuring it and removed and added a bit of ingredients and ended up a bit of the following mince pork 250g brown  sugar 4-5 tbsp s 1 tsp salt 1tsp black pepper  1tsp soy sauce  1 tbsp garlic 4-5 cloves  corn starch  1tbsp water 3tbsp I skipped the following: sweet paprika 1tsp  anato powder 1 tsp

Online Games at the Time of Covid

Code Names Price: Free Link: A "game for 4–8 players. Two teams compete by each having a "spymaster" give one-word clues that can point to multiple words on the board. The other players on the team attempt to guess their team's words while avoiding the words of the other team. In a variant with 2–3 players, one spymaster gives clues to the other player or players." More Info in  Wiki JackBox Price: Usually around 20-25$ per pack but they have discounts which will cost you 12 - 20 per party pack. A pack has 3-5 games. Link: Description: There are variety of games from Trivia Murder Mystery Party to Split to the Room. You can check out the various party packs in Wiki. Scribble Price: Free Link: Description: is a free multiplayer drawing and guessing game.  One game consists of a few rounds in which every round someone has to draw their chosen word and others ha

Converting Orignal Quality to High Quality (Free Storage) in Google Photos

If you are running out of Storage on your Google Drive and Photos, one way to save some storage is converting your Photos uploaded in Original Quality to High Quality (which is free storage). See Instructions below on how. FOR FUTURE UPLOADS For each device make sure to back-up and set it to High Quality (per device) Click on your account (account Icon) Selecting Back Up Select High  FOR PHOTOS ALREADY UPLOADED To convert all the pictures in your Google Storage to High Quality you can follow the instructions below Go to Google Photos on the Web ( ) Click on the Hamburger Icon Click on Settings Click on Recover Storage Button Confirm to Switching to High Quality