O Tukso Layuan Mo Ako!

Ang tukso daw ay hindi maaring lumayo, bagkus lalapit at lalapit ito sa atin. Napatunayan ko ito sa sarili ko mismo mga kanguso. Pilit ko mang ilagan ay layuan ang tuksong kumakaway sa akin…ito’y palagi kong hindi nalusutan. Oo isa akong marupok na tao. Pero sino ba ang hindi? Hindi niyo pa ba naranasan ang mga sandaling nanghihina ka at para kang hinihila patungo doon sa tinititigan mo? Kasalanan bang maglalaway sa nagsisarapang pagkain dito sa atin? HEHEHEHE, naisahan ko na naman kayo ano? Hindi tukso sa luto nang Lord ang tinutukoy ko dito kundi luto na mula sa kusina.

Sa tinagal-tagal ko sa Alemanya, natural lamang na gusto ko ulit matikman ang mga pagkaing Pilipino. Katulad ng Inihaw na Buntot ng Bariles (Tuna tail), Kinilaw na Malasuge, Ginataang Alimango, Sweet and Sour or steamed Lapu-lapu at iba pa. Haay naku, kong hindi ka ba naman maloloka dito sa katitikim at kakakain. Hindi lang main course ang nakakabaliw mga kanguso kundi pati na ang mga desserts dito. Like Halo-Halo Special, Fruit Salad, Buko Pandan, Ube Cake, Buchi, Maja Blanca, Fried Banana with syrup at marami pang iba.

Oh my, I am so makasalanan talaga kaya ang kinalabasan ko ngayon ay super Butete na. Ang dati kong bulging tummy ay hindi na nagbabulge dahil bumilog na ito na husto. Para baga akong nakalunok nang kong ilang Melon. Kaya ako naging suki nang mga Malls dito lately dahil iniikot ko ang buong Davao para lang makahanap nang XXXL na pantalon or “American size” as the salesladies call it. The other day nga, naghanap ako nang strapless na bra. The promo girl of Triumph has given me Cup B, but I asked for a bigger one. Hindi dahil lumaki ang boobs ko kundi ang bra ay hindi ko maisara. I told her to give me the largest size which is Cup DD. Bwahahaha, she was so surprised and she even told me na masyado daw itong malaki sa akin dahil double D na nga. Sabi ko sa kanya na okay lang dahil Pilipino size lang naman at hindi German. She looked so puzzled so I explained to her na sa Germany, ang bra na size DD ay pwede niya nang gawing sombrero. Well anyway, batay sa aking mga kinikuwento ngayon sa inyo I am sure ini-imagine niyo na kong gaano ako kataba.

To make the long story a bit shorter, ang Ate, Tita o Lola Beng niyo ang naging uber Dabiana na nang dahil sa kasibaan, katakawan at kong ano-ano pang terms na pwedeng gamitin para sa mga katulad ko na mahilig lumafang. A friend in Belgium asked me through SMS kong ano daw ang mga latest gimmick ko ngayon? Well, since maulan lately, we have no outdoor activities at the moment. And to tell you frankly, I’m a bit bored kaya I decided na magparegister sa isang gym. Take note: Ang ulan at ang aking pagka overweight ang nagtulak sa akin papuntang Holiday Spa. Bukod sa spa, meron din silang gym with the latest equipments, at nag start na kami ni Kathleen last Tuesday. Balak kong araw-arawin ang punta doon until end of this month. Araw-araw but of course iba’t ibang program ang ginagawa namin each day. I hope by that time, medyo may shape na ako para mas lalong maakit sa akin ang aking mahal na asawa (hehehe).

Year 2001 pala nung ako’y huling nakapasok sa isang gym, kaya you can imagine kong gaano ka tindi ang muscle pains na meron ako ngayon. But I am ready to take the pains rather than manatiling kasing bilog nang isang balyena. Ilang beses na akong nagtangkang magdiet noon pero dahil nga masiba, wala ding nangyari. Itong gym ang kahuli-hulihan kong pag-asa and I think pinaka-effective na paraan para medyo pumayat. Ngayon ay talagang tutuhanin ko na ito! Go Go Go Milo! Go for olympic energy, go Milo Milo Milooo.

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Pan de Sal – Deliciously Pinoy!

Homemade Pandesal

Hindi nga ba at nakasanayan nating kumain ng mainit na Pan de Sal sa atin tuwing umaga at kong minsan kahit sa merienda? I myself is a Pan de Sal lover, natigil lang ito ng ako ay lumabas ng bansa. Nakakatikim lang ulit kapag umuuwi. Since inspired ulit akong magluto at mag bake lately, I thought why not try baking Pan de Sal as well? I searched the net for the recipe and found several kinds. This recipe I’m posting is the one I frequently bake dahil it really taste like our Pan de Sal back home. I got this recipe from Rezipezaar contributed by Najwa.

Now let us get started.

Pan de Sal – Deliciously Pinoy
Prep time: 1 hour 45 mins
Cook time: 35 mins
Total time: 2 hours 20 mins
Serves: 25
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk (Kaffeemilch)
  • 1/2 cup milk (H-Vollmich)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons softened butter
  • 1 to 2 tablespoon oil
  • 4 cups flour
  • 3 teaspoons dry yeast (trocken Hefe)
  • breadcrumbs (Paniermehl)
Instructions
  1. Combine water, evaporated milk and milk and heat in the microwave for 35 seconds. Take note: *The liquid mixture must be lukewarm only and not hot. Besides, you also have to use dry yeast and not the fresh one or else your Pandesal will get that sour smell.*
  2. Run tap water over the egg for 30 seconds to warm it. In a bowl, pour lukewarm liquid mixture and add all ingredients (except the bread crumbs) according to list order as suggested by the manufacturer. Mix well with a dough mixer. If you don’t have one…you may use a heavy wooden mixing spoon (Holzlöffel). Mixing the dough manually is quiet a hard task, but never mind, this is a good exercise for your bicepts. Mix around 15 to 20 minute.
  3. KNEAD THE DOUGH!!!
  4. After you have thoroughly mixed the ingredients, you’re ready for some real fun. Now, sprinkle a little flour on your clean kitchen counter or table. Keep a little extra flour on the side to use as you work the dough. Turn the dough out onto the table. Knead the dough with your hands by folding it then pushing it with the base of your palm. Knead for 10 to 15 minutes or until the dough is elastic and just a bit sticky. Dust with more flour as you knead if necessary. The dough is supposed to be somewhat sticky. So be careful not to add to much flour.
  5. GIVE IT A REST…
  6. Put dough back into the mixing bowl. Cover the top loosely with a damp, clean cloth or plastic wrap sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Set the dough in a warm, draft-free place. Or in a 50°C (122°F) pre-heated oven. Keep dough covered until it doubles in size.
  7. When the dough is ready, scoop out a small amount (about the size of an ice-cream scoop).
  8. Spray two baking sheets with non-stick cooking spray; preheat oven to 190°C or 375°F.
  9. Roll in bread crumbs in an oval shape; place on baking sheet.
  10. Cover and leave to rise in a warm place until doubled.
  11. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown.
Notes

MY TIP

Lots of people who tried baking Pan de Sal are wondering why their work does not come out good. The secret lays on how often you let the dough rest. If you like a soft and crispy Pan de Sal, then I advise you to let it rest 2 to 3 times. Believe me, it’s really worth waiting :).