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Foodie Goodie | Pastillas de Leche.

I try to keep myself as preoccupied as possible these days, lest I end up sulking and stressing over the series of unfortunate events. Today, I spent a good part of the afternoon making this.
Pastillas de leche.
That's pastillas de leche - a dessert made of milk and sugar. Although traditionally made with carabao's milk, fresh cow's milk or goat's milk can also be used as substitute. I made mine with fresh cow's milk, powdered milk, and condensed milk. And instead of rolling it into logs and wrapping it in paper or cellophane, I shaped my pastillas into cubes and stuck toothpick in the middle.

I was able to smile a bit once I stuffed my mouth with these sweets. Oh, sugar fix! I'll be needing a lot of you in the coming days.

*Update, February 26, 2012

Due to insistent public demand (lol), here's the recipe for pastillas de leche.

500g condensed milk
100g fresh milk
2 1/2 cups powdered milk
1/3 cup caster or regular white sugar
cold butter

1. Mix condensed milk, fresh milk, and milk powder until the texture of the mixture becomes smooth as dough.
2. Rub a small amount of butter on your palms. Spoon out a small amount of the mixture on your palm and roll it into a ball.
3. Shape the mixture into cylinders. In my case, I shaped them into cubes.
4. Roll the candied milk onto the sugar making sure to cover it entirely.
5. Place the toothpicks on the center of each candy. Or you can opt to wrap them in cellophane, just like the pastillas candies usually sold at sari-sari stores.

Sharing with 366Food Friday, Food Trip Friday, Yummy Sunday.

26 replies:

Unknown said...

my grandmother and i used to make pastillas de leche when i was a kid. cheer up, whatever it is, it will pass.

maiylah said...

can you share your recipe? have always wanted to make them (my sons love these delectable pastillas), but have no idea where to start. lol. :)

thanks much for linking and sharing over at Food Friday, sis!

ps. sending over good vibes ... :)

iska said...

De-stressing and feel-good pastillas indeed. They look really YUM.

(I'm really sorry to hear about Stalin.)

Kim, USA said...

I was thinking of pastillas today but of course there is none. Now i am drooling more I see the photos lol!


Tetcha said...

I haven't eaten pastillas de leche in a very long time. And oh, that's a cool way to eat it, too! Here's my FTF and FF entry:

i♥pinkc00kies said...

sweet treat!!

anne said...

I have a sweet tooth and your pastillas makes me drool visiting from FTF here's my entry Sahm’s Dining Diary

Dhemz said...

oh, I soo miss this one...makagawa nga...ehehhee!
thanks for dropping by my FTF sis!

Momgen said...

Oh boy i like that...From photo challenge.

Tina said...

I am drooling. tagal ko ng di nakakain ng pastillas.. time to hit the store for some sweet treats! :) visiting from 55/366

♥ Willa @ Postage Journal♥ said...

They used to sell those kind of candies in sari sari store but not anymore and i miss it.

Tito Eric said...

The only way I can enjoy pastillas de leche is by buying a pack made in San Miguel, Bulacan. You're lucky, you can enjoy them anytime you wish.

Badet Siazon said...

Sweets! Share the recipe sis. =)

cassandrasminicorner said...

recipe naman dyan pa share kung paano gawin kasi ang sarap tingnan:)

Visiting from the challenge- hope you can stop by:)

Emzkie said...

those look so good! so ur not only good in putting make up on ha.. but u also know how to cook! wow!

from BPC

mommy Orkid Belle said...
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mommy Orkid Belle said...

I have been thinking about this lately and I want to make some as soon as I get the ingredients. hehehe.. Those are good! Sorry about your loss. It's also breaking my heart because I have been there many times. I am sure Stalin will always be alive in your hearts and in minds. Bless that cute little furball. :)

Jessica said...

that is one sweet treat Sis :-) miss eating that too :-) Visiting from Yummy Sunday, hope that you can return the visit too.

Nita said...

Looks yummy! Thanks for sharing your recipe :)

Happy Yummy Sunday!


Jellybelly said...

Thank you for sharing your recipe. I love pastillas! Once I start eating it I can't stop. Maybe it's a bad idea to copy the recipe.... Visiting from Food Trip Friday!

The Twerp & I

Verna Luga said...

This is yummy, love's yummier on sticks.. was here to for YS.. thanks for the visit :)

My Yummy Sunday

anne said...

Sweet Pastillas everyone must love visiting from YS here's mine thanks!Sahm’s Dining Diary

Jessica said...

love those treat...delish :-) Visiting from #55 of Project 366 BPC, hope that you can return the visit too.

""rarejonRez"" said...

Yum yum!!! Sarap naman! Ganda din ng pagkakuha! Nakaka-drool lalo! Lol. I think we call this yema! And I love eating this, too! :D

BPC visit!

Nash Nordin said...

Delicious looking treat! I'm sure it taste as great too.

Unknown said...

I just ate some pastillas from Manila and wanted to check how to make them. Thanks for sharing!

Though having this around can wreak havoc on my diet.

Do you know how many pastillas/servings per batch? Am computing the weight watcher points (a losing battle!).

Thanks again!