Cookie Crazy and the Full Cookie Jar Challenge
I wanted to feel the spirit too, and a full cookie jar smacks of generous, abundant goodness!
One cookie jar is a Christmas-y jewel tone crystal green with a bulgy, “pregnant” air about it!
We would still go for halayang ube (purple yam jam), suman at latik (rice cake and sweet gravy-ish coconut jam dip), pinipig kakanin (rice cake with I forgot what its called in English, can someone tell me), maja blanca (this too), leche flan (dastardly custardly eggy downfall of all), puto bungbong (bamboo hollow-steamed rice cake topped with budbod, Star margarine and sugar), bibingka (somewhat hot cake like only cooked in big fluted tart pans under a pan of hot coals, topped with salted egg, butter, fresh grated coconut and sugar). Eat with tsokolate-eh (hot cocoa) and don't hold the budbod (fresh grated coconut) or latik (coconut meat slow cooked in coconut milk reduced till the meat shrivels, turns caramel brown and glistens with the coconut oil coaxed out in the process. You put these on top of the glutinous rice cake of choice. There is no dethroning these delicacies but you can’t have them everyday (unless you have a death wish).