So many memories of "Chippy, chippy gum is a bubble gum. Bumili kayo sa tindahan. Masarap ito at mari-nam-nam. Chippy chippy gum is a bubble gum." My sister and her kids still sing that song.
Memories of climbing on the fence to look out the gate - a dog bite - an even bigger house where we lived with another family and got in trouble for eating the choclate only to find that it was actually the rats that dragged it behind the desk and had helped themselves. I remember the look in my mom and Aunt Wendy's eyes as they told of the stories of the rats that had actually been mistaken for cats. How on earth do you manage tiny babies in a setting like that???? I would have been terrified.
And then the sweet memories of going to market and seeing green mangoes with salt - oh, so yummy! But one thing that I have hoped to be able to make again is the taste of Pandesal in the morning. You can never re-make that same taste. I don't think there is a way. I'm in an entirely different setting now. But last night my daughter helped me and we tried to make it.
So I thought I would share with you my "pandesal". It means, in Spanish, salt bread. Though it doesn't have a lot of salt in it.
2 T yeast
1 1/4 cup of warm milk
1/2 cup sugarLater add
5 T melted butter
1 T oilIn a large bowl, the recipe calls for
2 cups of flour
2 cups of bread flour (I just used four cups of flour)
1 t baking powder
1 t saltDivide into four equal parts
Roll into a tube.
|Ready to go into the oven.|