Saturday, February 12, 2011

Ensaymada pudding

I recently attended a luncheon introducing new dishes at the Lola Maria restaurant of the Legend Villas in Mandaluyong City. It is nice to be reacquainted with this restaurant which I had visited a few years back. I like their Filipino dishes, Filipino buffet and their homestyle way of cooking. This time around, I was glad to be introduced to a pudding using the famous Filipino sweet rolls or 'ensaymada.' The hotel press release said this is perfect when eaten during special occasions like the morning after Christmas. But I do think this is comfort food in itself, a new take on ensaymada. The best thing: making this is as easy as 1-2-3, as you can see in the following recipe:

1. Crumble or mash ensaymada a little and put in ramekin cups

2. Mix fresh milk, egg yolk and sugar in a bowl in a bowl and pour over the ensaymada. Let stand for 30 minutes.

3. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees fahrenheit until the top is golden brown (approximately 10 to 12 minutes).

4. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and grated quezo de bola. Serve hot.