Sunday, June 16, 2013

Filipino Rice Muffin (Puto)

Happy Father's Day to my wonderful dad and to all the dads out there. Since I won't be able to celebrate this special day with my parents, I'm making myself one of my favorite Filipino desserts, Puto (rice muffin).
Hope you enjoy this really yummy rice muffin recipe from my mother... :)

Rice Muffin (Puto)

1/4 Cup of Butter (softened)
1 Cup Flour
1 Teaspoon Baking  Powder
5 Tablespoon Sugar
3/4 Cup Milk
4 Egg Whites
Margarine (optional)
Cheese (grated)

1) Grease Puto molds (cup cake molds) with butter or margarine, set aside.
2) Mix flour, baking powder and sugar in a large deep bowl.
3) Add softened butter, milk and egg whites then whisk the batter for 10 minutes.
4) Pour the mixture in the Puto molds (cup cake molds) and put grated cheese on top.
5) Steam for 30 minutes until the Puto (rice muffin) is firm,
     also try to insert a toothpick in the center of the Puto (rice muffin),
     if it comes out clean then its ready.
6) Let it cool before removing from the molds.
7) Serve and enjoy!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Neuschwanstein Castle

Neuschwanstein Castle, a 19th century Romanesque Revival Palace built by Ludwig II of Bavaria dubbed also as ''the Fairytale King''. Until his death in 1886, only one-third of the palace interior was constructed and it was never completed. The castle was also then opened to public.

Located on the hills of the cozy village Hohenschwangau in Bavaria, Germany, Neuschwanstein Castle is one of the most popular and most visited castles in Europe.

Neuschwanstein Castle also inspired Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castle.

Neuschwanstein Castle 
Neuschwasteinstrasse 20
87645 Germany

47° 33′ 27″ N, 10° 45′ 0″ E

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Jeans: Guess?
Shoes: Pedro Garcia
Bag: Mulberry

Monday, June 3, 2013


VENICE- An Italian city on a group of 118 small islands separated by canals and connected by bridges. A World Heritage Site and also called the City of Love, Venice is the capital of the Veneto Region. Known for its unique art and architecture, Venice is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.

A perfect place for almost all occasions! Whether it's honeymoon or family vacation,Venice is such a gorgeous city where everything is just walking distance. You can also rent water taxis or the romantic gondolas with the singing gondoliers.

The city provides a bewildering array of cozy hotels and international restaurants. But if you're on a budget, it's better to stay outside the city for Venice is also dubbed as one of Europe's most expensive city. Luxury shops cluster along San Marco and local souvenir shops like Venetian Masks and Murano glass are found everywhere around the city.

Venice Travel Guide