*Jhuls is at the entrance of FF53 event.*
I heard people whispering ‘What she’s doing there?’
*Jhuls thought ‘Gosh! It’s good that Selma and Nancy haven’t arrived yet. I still have time to stand here at the entrance. They will never know that I am already taking my share before Angie starts the party. Hmm, this is not my share yet. Not officially. (Insert evil smile here)*
Chef Juliana came over (I think this girl is always watching me when there are desserts on the table) and she asked me what am I doing? I said ‘Uh, I am waiting for Selma and Nancy.’ She left and I am sure she’s not satisfied with my answer. Michelle came with her Chocolate Chip Cookie Ultimate Layer Cake and I asked her for a slice. I just couldn’t let her enter without asking for that cake. Dang! When Chef Juliana turned her head, she saw me with my mouth still full from Michelle’s cake and picking some sweets from the other party goers who enter the place. I should get Sarah to testify that it’s not what people think it is. Ugh! I know she’s too busy with the caloribombing stuff. Uh-oh! Am I in trouble?? Somebody save me!!! Prudy? I am your sweet pea, yes? Save me??
Before I get into further trouble, let me just bring you my gifts for FF53.
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Main dish: check! Dessert: oh yes! Celebratory foods: why not bring celebratory main dish and dessert? Because FF is special, I am bringing a dessert and a main dish. 😉
Brazo de Mercedes
This dessert (which is very popular in the Philippines) is mainly made with eggs and condensed milk – egg whites for the meringue and yolks for the custard. Brazo de Mercedes appeared first on The Not So Creative Cook in a roll form, which is the first, first version. One genius made the cupcake version and for me, they are incredibly brilliant – no mess and easier to handle as they are already served individually.
I have mentioned before that this is one of my favorite cakes and on the second rank. 😉 I don’t make this dessert unless friends tell me so. Don’t think that I am so sweet; I let them pay me for the eggs. 😛 Ha! Do you think I’ll give away my eggs like that? No way. Not even in your dreams. Hahaha! If I make this, that will be occasionally. That makes this dessert a celebratory food. See, I love you and I love FF, so I sacrificed my eggs for you, my dear friends. 😀
Wait! Wait! Wait!
I am not done yet. I also have main dish for you. Yep! You heard that right. 😉
If I am not mistaken, Mandi originated from Yemen. It is something like a one-pot meal and is similar to Biryani. Lamb or Chicken can be used as the meat.
This has been on my list for not too long, but still, knowing how lazy I am, I waited for the right time to make this – let’s say a special occasion. When I found out about FF53, I told myself that I need to bring something special – something that I don’t usually make that often. Again, as I said, brainstorming alone is kinda difficult. A friend and I were talking about dishes to bring at FF53. I suggested this, this and this… but when she said Chicken Mandi, I thought ‘Wow! Yes! Yes! Chicken Mandi it is!’
And knowing that I am afraid of using spices, I just had to make one for this Chicken Mandi. And I am proud to say that this is a winner!
Guys, you just have to wait for the recipe… again! I know! I know! I owe you three recipes now. Those three will come very soon. I promise. 😀 (Recipes of the two are already posted: click here to get the Brazo de Mercedes Cupcakes recipes and here for Chicken Mandi with Rice.)
Meanwhile, enjoy these treats of mine, hoping that you will forgive me for stealing your sweets while you are busy trying out other foods. 😀
Happy FF53 and I am very much delighted to be partying with all of you.
More parties to come! Cheers!!