Thursday, November 20, 2008


Our neighbor Aling Emma sells native kakanin or delicacies. Espasol is one
of her best seller. I got this Espasol recipe from the Philippine Cookery and Household Hints by Herminia Villacorta-Alvarez.

1 c malagkit, boiled
4 c rice flour, toasted until light brown
2 c sugar
anise seeds
1 c coconut milk
1-1/2 c toasted shredded coconut

* Place sugar, anise seeds and coconut milk in a saucepan;
let boil until thick.
* Add toasted shredded coconut and cook for 3 minutes.
* Add boiled malagkit, stir and cook until thick.
* Remove from fire and add 3 c toasted rice flour.
* Mix with a wooden spoon and pass through a corn-meal grinder.
* Divide into parts and roll 1" diameter using the rest of the rice flour for rolling.
* Wrap in wax paper.


Tangled Noodle said...

This is great! I have a recipe for espasol given by a tita and it's the only one I've ever tasted but it's definitely different from this. I can't wait to try your recipe!

Jescel said...

i have never tried this treat.. now, i'm curious..

Ning said...

You make it sound easy to prepare. But I am not sure I want to try to make it. Its too sinfully delicious! :) (Bad for my waistline, that is:)

Kat@MotherFonker said...

Hi, Herbed! i like your blog. it's informative and colorful. i love the pictures, so filipino :-)

Everything's Herbed said...

Tangled Noodles don't forget Jescel when you make espasol :)

Thanks Kat.

Ning, i know it's not easy to prepare that's why i just buy them from our neighbor ha ha ha

Jude said...

Thanks so much for the recipe. I had no idea there was anise in it.

rivem622 said...

hello again, kabayan.

i miss espasol. my mother was known in pila and nearby towns for her espasol. maybe your neighbor knows her. nanay's name's prosie rivera.

cooking espasol is a lot of work. my siblings and i grew up helping my mother with making espasol and when i went to college at maryknoll (miriam) in qc, i'd sell espasol to my classmates for additional allowance. hahaha...

thanks for this post. brings back great memories.

MaMely said...

aha! now I know there's malagkit pala in espasol! thanx for sharing the recipe.

elra said...

Hello, I haven't had any chance to say thank you for being an online friend on Foodbuzz. Thank you :)

What a talented cook you are. This look superb!


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