I’m dedicating this post to Bennilyn and Jeffro! (Uncle Jeff and Auntie Lynn to be exact) That’s their household names around the P-fam funk. My kids anticipated her arrival just as much as we did and they gobbled her right up. Anyhoot, it was a bittersweet weekend for Jeff. Thank God for divine order and the powers that be. After a long wait, a plethora of paperwork, headaches, interviews, visits to the U.S. embassy in Manila, daily calls from Jeffro biyatching about the next dilemma customs and immigrations has thrown his way, which,…. might I add, he did a wonderful job with considering he didn’t hire an immigrations lawyer (damn Taurus) and plenty of Skyping in between, she came from the P.I. after being granted her paperwork! Of course, Jeff wanted her on the plane like, yesterday when he found out. And since he has airline friends, yours truly, that could hook him up with a good quality Expedia search and the universe working itself out, she finally made it here safe and sound.
She had plenty of firsts that weekend. Chips and salsa, good ole’ American baseball, first time bonfire with Auntie Jo-day and Uncle Josh, American Karaoke, hamburgers and Greek town. After hopping a plane in less than 12 hours of being granted her paperwork, jet lag, and traveling all over Gods green acre, she was wore out. But a trooper to say the least. With the new found culture and food, we came home the night before she and Jeffro had to make their journey back to Pensacola, FL Air force base and made Filipino cassava cake for comfort. A very popular dessert in the Philippines. Lucky for her first American tweaked Fil-Am recipe, I’ve got some bragging rights. My version has vanilla and cinnamon added that gives it a distinct Fil-Am flavor. And everyone LOVES it. Bennilyn gave her authentic stamp of approval and that’s all this Fil-Am girl from the dirty needed to hear! Hope you all like it! But first, here is a clip. So, to ride Bennilyns jock real quick, did I mention she is a well traveled singer in Asia? Including Burmai, Korea, and Malaysia? Here ya are! Enjoy!
1 package of frozen grated cassava (thawed)
2 egg yolks
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 stick melted butter
1 bottle macapuno coconut strings
1 can coconut milk
1 can evaporated milk
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
Whisk all ingredients together in a large bowl. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 13 by 9 pan. Pour mixture in pan. Bake for 1 to 1 1/2 hrs or until top of cake takes on a golden color. Cake will be gooey so knife trick will not work on this dessert. Let cool. Serve warm or at room temperature.
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