My 5-day long weekend was mostly spent lying in my mom’s sofa. Unlike last year, this year’s Holy Week was all about being lazy. Well, not exactly 100% lazy because, in between commercials, I was able to squeeze in three projects. All of which by the way, are semi fail. Hahaha!
The first project was potty training Aki. My main contribution was packing all of Aki’s shorts and briefs. Ate Durina did most of the work ( wiping the floor and washing Aki). There was no actual training. We just let Aki roam free without a diaper during the day to make him more aware of his ihi and poopsie. I excitedly await the day when we no longer need to buy diapers.
The second project was a cookbook of our favorite dishes. I will blog about this once I am done, hopefully in the next two week. I am 32.356367% done as of April 26.
And my last project was baking my very first Brazo De Mercedes. Brazo is my all-time favorite cake! I can eat it everyday every meal.
I got the recipe from my sister’s Goldilocks cookbook. This book is a bit expensive so do what my sister did. Tell your favorite sister that it is the only thing you want for Christmas. I will fill in the blanks after my sister lets me borrow her book again
For the white part, you will need
7 egg whites
___ tablespoon cornstarch
___cup confectioner’s sugar
___ tablespoon cream of tartar
Preheat the oven at ___ degrees. Using a mixer, beat the egg whites, cream of tartar and cornstarch on low speed. Increase the speed to medium and gradually add the sugar. You can stop once you see the soft peaks, around 4 minutes. Transfer the meringue to an oiled and lined baking sheet. Use a knife or spatula to evenly spread the meringue. Bake for ____ minutes.
Make the filling while waiting for the meringue to be cooked. These are the ingredients for the filling
5 egg yolks
___ evaporated milk
___ condensed milk
Put all of the ingredients in a pan and heat. Mix until you achieve a spreadable consistency. Set aside.
Once the meringue is cooked, transfer to a sugar-dusted cheese cloth.Make sure that the white side is up. Spread the filling on one side and fold or roll. Spread more filling and fold again. And you are done!