Thursday, September 1, 2011

Pastillas de Leche

I've always liked eating pastillas de leche(milk bars) , it's a Filipino candy made from 2 kinds of milk (condensed and powdered) and rolled in sugar. I've always wanted to make my own but somehow I always forget about it...until last month's Daring Bakers' Challenge which was all about candies when I suddenly remembered about it. I added chopped walnuts and almonds to my recipe to give added crunch and flavor and I used it as filling for my chocolate bonbons--it was really delicious!
The basic recipe is easy enough just combine the 2 types of milk until dough like in consistency, cut into desired shapes and roll in refined sugar.
2 cups powdered milk
300 ml condensed milk
1/4 cup almonds, chopped finely
1/4 cup cashew, chopped finely
refined sugar, for rolling
Combine chopped walnuts and cashew and set aside. In a bowl, mix together powdered milk and condensed milk until well blended. Knead together with the chopped nuts. Shape into a flat disk, you can rest this in the chiller for about 10 minutes. Cut into desired shapes and roll in refined sugar.
So there you have it, easy peasy! I wrapped the pastillas individually in parchement paper and stored them in the chiller but this can also be stored at room temperature.


Joy said...

You pastillas look great.

Trixie Torralba said...

Waah! These look SO MUCH better than my pastillas recipe! :)

Anonymous said...

They look fantastic! I've never tried one but they sound great :D

Kitchen Belleicious said...

this is crazy to me. a cookie made with powdered milk. it looks great and so delicious but totally new to me. A must try indeed.

Quay Po Cooks said...

These patillas look lip smacking!

Wok with Ray said...

So far, I haven't found a good recipe for Pastillas de Leche and I'm going to try yours. This looks good and wait until I get a hold of one of them. Okay, make that a handful, Haha!

Anonymous said...

These milk bars look gorgeous! I haven't tasted them before ANSI am now curious to try out your recipe.

cuppy said...

I loved eating this stuff growing up, but I haven't had it as an adult; I'll probably try this one, too. ;)