Friday, November 30, 2007

Dumplings for Dessert

Last November 23, 2007, the Jesuits invited some college students from the Ateneo de Manila University and University of the Philippines for a two-hour tête-à-tête. Here, we talked about our passion and how it helped us, in one way or another, live our Jesuit life. Of course i had to talk about food. But i thought it is not good to talk about food and not having the participants experience it. For this event i thought of tweaking the Filipino Turon (deep fried banana rolled in rice paper)and presenting it as a dumpling. (I was inspired by Häagen-dazs' dimsum themed ice cream)

Banana-Nangka Dumpling with Coco-Caramel Pearl Sauce

10-12 pcs. banana saba variety (plantains)
100 gms nangka preserves
1 pack dumpling wrapper (approx. 25-30 pcs.)
200 mL coconut milk
2 cups muscovado (raw sugar)
1/2 cup precooked sago (pearl tapioca)
500 mL vegetable oil

1. Puree banana and nangka on a food processor.
2. Put a teaspoon of banana-nangka puree on a single dumpling wrapper (You may add a dash of brown sugar)then seal.
3. Deep fry banana-nagka dumpling until golden brown. Set aside.
4. Combine coconut milk, muscovado and sago in a sauce pan and simmer. Stir occasionally, until it gives you a thick consistency.
5. Serve the banana-nangka dumplings with the coco-caramel pearl sauce.


pj said...

bro jhaw? i don't know if you'll remember me, but we were classmates in epistemology several years ago. used to be a regular reader of this blog a year ago, medyo natigil kasi naging busy. i love the idea behind this recipe, i'll try it in the future! :)

pj mariano

jhaw, sj said...

hi pj, yeah. i remember you. at saka guro ka na yata ng ilan sa mga kasama namin ditong iskolastik. salamat sa pagdalaw. hayaan mo, minsan ay padadalhan kita diyan ng ilan sa mga ginagawa ko rito (kasama na rin si rowie, i'm not sure if she still teachers there but she's also into food blogging).

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Tahn said...

Woah! This is so interesting :)