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  • 5 Simple Dessert Recipes that Will Impress Even Your Biyenan

    It's up to you if you want to share that one of these only took four ingredients to make
    by Jillianne E. Castillo .
5 Simple Dessert Recipes that Will Impress Even Your Biyenan
  • Mothers-in-law are a tricky business. Whether you have a great relationship with your biyenan or not, it’s always more prudent to get on their good side. And what better way to do than with heart-melting dessert! Now, biyenan-impressing dessert must meet two criteria. First, they must taste good. Second, and equally vital as the former, they should look good. Colorful and inviting, these desserts are just what you and your biyenan are looking for: 

    1. No-Bake Frozen Mango Tartlets

    If your biyenan refuses your dessert because “sweets are unhealthy,” here's your chance to finally get her to try something you made. These no-bake mango tartlets are made with good-for-you ingredients: mangoes, plain yogurt and rolled oats. High in fiber and low in sugar but delicious to the last bite, this will put a smile on her face. 

     6 servings
    Ready in 20 minutes

    2 tablespoons almonds, chopped and toasted
    2 tablespoons rolled oats
    2 tablespoons coconut sugar
    1 1/2 tablespoons virgin coconut oil
    3/4 cup plain greek yogurt
    2 tablespoons honey
    1 1/2 cups mangoes, ripe, diced, divided

    Recipe instructions are at Yummy.ph

    2. Coconut Ube Ice Cream

    Imagine this: on a hot day you handout cups of ube ice cream to your kids and their cousins. Your biyenan says store-bought ube ice cream never tastes like real ube, and then the clincher -- you tell her you made the cold treat yourself with real purple yam. You’ll earn points not only with your mom-in-law but with the youngsters too! Best tita ever! 

    Ready in 1 hour
    Makes 2 1/2 cups

    3/4 cup purple yam (ube), peeled and diced
    1 1/2 cups coconut cream
    1 tablespoon cornstarch
    6 tablespoons honey

    Recipe instructions are at Yummy.ph.  

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    3. Matcha-White Chocolate Doughnuts

    Making doughnuts from scratch is always impressive simply because not many people know how to do it. Why should you when there's so many doughtnut shops and bakeries everywhere, right? We'll tell you why -- to impress your biyenan, of course! Wow her even more with this white chocolate and matcha wonder. If you need the recipe to make a basic doughnut, you’ll find it here

    Ready in 20 minutes
    Makes 4 to 6 doughnuts

    1 recipe of basic doughnuts
    1/2 cup white chocolate, chopped (do not use white chocolate chips)
    1 tablespoon unsweetened matcha powder
    1/4 cup almonds, slivered, toasted

    Recipe instructions are at Yummy.ph.

    4. Maja Blanca

    Filipino desserts, when done right, will also always be impressive to biyenans. There’s something about our desserts that hits the soft spot in their hearts. So here’s one that’s hard to mess up: maja blanca. When you’re feeling a little more confident move up to making leche flan and bibingka.  

    4 cups coconut milk, canned
    1 cup condensed milk
    1 cup fresh milk
    ¾ cup cornstarch
    ¾ cup sugar
    2 cups corn
    Pinch of salt
    Toasted coconut, for garnish

    Recipe instructions are also at Yummy.ph

    5. Banana Cream Pie

    For the ultimate biyenan-impressing dessert you’ll need to go full-on cake. For this we recommend the banana cream pie. Yes, it’s not exactly a cake but it’s just as wide in circumference, just as indulgent and also comes in triangular slices. Importantly, this recipe doesn’t need an oven. It’s got quite a long list of ingredients but there’s nothing on it you can’t easily find at your nearest grocery store. The instructions are beginner-friendly too, so get whipping! 

    Ready in 35 minutes
    Makes 1 pie

    1 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
    1/3 cup brown sugar
    1/3 cup butter, melted
    1/2 cup sugar
    2 tablespoons flour
    2 tablespoons cornstarch
    dash of salt
    2 cups milk
    2 egg yolks
    1 egg
    2 tablespoons butter
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    4 bananas, sliced
    1 cup whipped cream
    2 tablespoons sugar

    Recipe instructions are at Yummy.ph

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