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Milk Candy

pastillas de leche


* 1 1/2 cups fresh milk
* 3 Tbsps. sugar
* 1 tsp. butter
* 5 Tbsps. full-cream powdered milk
* 1/2 cup sugar for rolling pastillas


1. Boil milk and sugar into a paste.

2. Add butter and powdered milk. Mix thoroughly. Let the paste rest until firm enough to handle. Divide into 20 pieces and roll into small cylinders. Roll in sugar. Wrap in colorful papel de japon (Japanese paper).


Pastillas de Nangka:
Add to basic recipe ½ cup fresh, finely chopped nangka.

Mocca Pastillas:
Dissolve 1 tbsp. Instant coffee and 2 tbsp. Unsweetened cocoa, in ¼ cup boiling water. To the basic recipe, increase powdered milk by ¼ cup.

Pinipig Pastillas:
Using the basic recipe, roll the pastilles balls on toasted pinipig (coat well), pressing a little to the ball. Then, roll on sugar.