Saturday, July 21, 2018

Evaporated Milk Cheesy Soft Bars



The past week is such a battle to me. Peri menopause is such a serious beast.. its a monster that drains my energy. I tried to fight it, in the end the whole thing is making me restless. When I feel the pain and I am that helpless, I would ask my sisters how they cope up with it. Seriously, my life turns upside down upon entering this stage of womanhood. First, the roots of my hair have turned white..no no no, its not gray or grey, they're practically white. Second, there are days that I am a tiger... anytime I would roar, so don't you ever ever contradict me! ( to my husband ).. and don't reason out to me! ( to my children ) LOL! At least I am sane enough and I was able to control my tiger roaring stage.. But the reality that I cant control..why the heck I am gaining weight despite not eating with such gusto. You know it makes me wonder really.. I look at the mirror and sometimes I want to run..but of course I cant escape the real me..so help me God! There's more to say but I will stop with my complaint for now.

Anyway, the good thing about this stage of womanhood is that I can focus on the things that I wanna do in the kitchen be it baking or cooking. There are nights that I cant get to sleep.. its such a long howling night..endless actually so I will get up and find a way to help myself. These bars/squares  are made because of those endless heat or cold or headaches and it turned out to be some cheesy, sugary, sweet things. We generally as Filipinos have sweet tooth. So, for desserts, don't be surprised to see and taste evaporated milk in those. This is one classic Filipino desserts with evaporated milk and cheese... yes cheese because we love its contrast with sweetness.

Ingredients:
3 eggs
3/4 cup caster sugar
3/4 cup evaporated milk ( I use Milkmaid )
1/3 cup olive oil
1/3 cup sunflower oil
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 cup self raising flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup cheddar cheese, grated, divided into two
1/4 cup brown sugar ( optional )

Direction:
Prepare your baking pan, spray oil or line it with baking paper
Sift flour and baking powder. Set aside
Beat eggs and sugar for 7 to 8 minutes
Add milk, oil and vanilla.
Beat to low speed until smooth.
Add flour carefully mixing well until incorporated
Add 1/2 cup cheese, mix well.
Transfer to the baking pan.
Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup cheese on top
Sprinkle some brown sugar to create a crust if you like (optional)
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes at 350 or 180
Look at that, its a crossover between a pound cake and a chiffon cake but its sweet, milky, moist and the cheese..oh my goodness, the cheese creates a combination that make these bars so good.. Haaay ..I need a cup of rose tea..

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22 comments:

  1. I totally understand the peri menopause thing. It is crazy, but I don't remember my mother having all of these symptoms! Anyway, I like that you have found a positive in that you can focus on your cooking and baking (even during the night). Your evaporated milk cheesy soft bars sound so interesting. I don't think that I have ever had anything quite like them. Thank you for sharing at Dare to Share.

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    1. Hello Amy,

      Thank you for dropping by. Filipinos are known for having sweeth tooth so you can imagine desserts with evaporated milk is always a welcome treat for everyone. Your mom is so lucky not to experience the dilemma of peri menopause. Anyway its part of getting older and as long as I can bake then life goes on. Cheers. take care.

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  2. These look so yummy and delicious! Thanks for Sharing at the What's for Dinner Party!

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    1. Thank you so much for coming over. I appreciate it. These bars are unique with evap milk and cheese together. Have a great week

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  3. These bars look and sound so good. Thanks for sharing the recipe at our Monday Cooking and Crafting with J&J.

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    1. Hello Julie,

      Thank you and its also different because it has evap milk and cheese together. Have a great week. See you and thank you dropping by.

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  4. Those look really yummy. Thanks for sharing them with us.

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    1. Hello. Thank you dropping by. Theyre really good with coffee or tea. Have a great day.

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  5. That's such a unique recipe. I've never seen anything like this. #Alittlebitofeverything

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    1. Ha ha ha... they are quite surprise with this one. I would normally bake it in a pan and once done, let it cool ..then I would slice them into bars.. theyre soft, moist and delicious..room temperature for a week and still fine.Put it in the fridge and you can eat it right away and would last for 2 weeks. But in my home, these bars are easily gone.

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  6. I blog about the bitch too!At times it. consumes my life and even though I know what it is it still makes me miserable .I am having a good month this time!Men so have it easy!Anyway these cheesy bars are enough to brighten anyone's life!How clever and delicious.Pinned.Thankyou for sharing at #FridayFrolics

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    1. Oh hi.. im so sorry it took me eternity to reply.. ha ha! you are so damn right.. Im 49 and getting there is a plain reality that I accepted already but these issues/ adjustment physically is terrible. I hope you have a great week. I gladly appreciate you for coming over and for the kind words.

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  7. I love this recipe! It looks so good. Thanks so much for sharing on Foodie Friday!!

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    1. Hi Julie, Thank you for coming over and glad you like my bars. They are really delicious. Have a great week.

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  8. Cheddar is a good choice for this dessert. It goes well with sweet flavors. Thanks for sharing with us at Creatively Crafty #ccbg :)

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    1. Yes you are right. I was so happy with my choice of cheese. I always have some in my ftidge. Thank you so much for dropping by. Im happy you find time for me.

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  9. Your bars look so creamy and delicious, a great dessert! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and sure hope you have a great week!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Miz Helen, thank you dropping by and for the kind words. Appreciate it a lot. Have a great week.

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  10. This looks so soothing, perfect for a late night of insomnia. Love that you use evaporated milk, I always keep at least one can of it in my cupboard. Glad I found your webpage, its beautiful

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    1. Awww.. Leanna, thank you for the compliment. I really appreciate it. Yes evap milk is very useful for desserts and cakes. Thank you for your time and have a great week.

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  11. These look delicious! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home

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