So I got seriously obsessed with these red mongo breads lately. Believe it or not, the filling was plain boiled and pureed red mongo beans and brown sugar but Michelle, one of my November students cant help but snack on the palaman.
So I showed them.how to fill a braid or plait with mongo and when it was done, I sliced it up and saved it for my nocturnal snacking. Yeah. I am old in wake up early everyday. No exception.
Anyway, I don't know what got to me but I ate a quarter of the loaf (got to save some for my ate). You see, I make it a point to share to my dear sister anything great that I tasted or created from my kitchen. If it was just so and so, I don't bother sending them to her.
And so 3 days before I left for New York (she won't stay quiet mind you if she liked something ) she dropped by my kitchen for a 4 batch 20 some piece pound cake baking, that she asked me "ano yong binigay mo na tinapay na may palaman"? I said that's Mongo and you are lucky I stopped myself from eating the rest. " ah kaya pala yung isang supot two slices lang".
Ha ha ha. Oo kasi I ate two last night. Anyway, I opened my freezer and saw that I still had one batch of red mongo filling. It ate me up the whole day, so much so that day before my flight, and I knew I had to rest at this point, I cranked up the new mixer Sparta and made a quick batch.
I just had to. Nothing will stop me. It was this or nothing. There I was screaming for our maid's name to help me but sad to say she got deaf all of a sudden. Rolling the dough flat is hard for me because of my operation many years ago but well, the show must go on. I was craving badly. Must have.
I brought 6 large pieces with me to New York and they disappeared in one day. My sister and John loved it too, I just wish I can find red mongo beans here so I can make some.