Bibingka and Puto Bumbong

Christmas here in the Philippines is not complete without eating Bibingka and Puto Bumbong. Since I was not able to taste any during the past holidays *I hate breaking traditions huhu*, I used my free time by painting these babies. Now I’m craving for these freshly cooked native cakes!

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Special Bibingka

Bibingka consists of rice flour, eggs, sugar, butter, and coconut milk. It is then cooked in a clay pot lined with banana leaf and while its baking, special toppings can be added such as cheese and salted egg. I love ordering the special ones a.k.a MORE cheese and salted egg!

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Puto Bumbong

Puto Bumbong , on the other hand, is made from purple yam powder and rice flour. It’s cooked not in a clay pot but in a smoking bamboo tube that’s why it looks long and thin. Once cooked, makers would spread some butter or margarine on top, sprinkle a generous amount of coconut shavings and sugar, and then fold the banana leaf to keep this glutinous rice cake warm. Yum!!!

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