Man­daue City’s Nelda shares recipe for best­selling

Cebu Daily News - - SE­M­ANA SANTA - by Ju­cell Marie P. Cuyos

THOSE who stay home for the Holy Week es­pe­cially on Holy Thurs­day and Good Fri­day usu­ally pre­pare a tra­di­tional dish served hot, creamy and sweet.

Nelda Dangis, a caren­de­ria owner, says the ori­gins of serv­ing dur­ing Holy Week are lost in his­tory.

“This has long been a com­mon prac­tice among Filipinos. When­ever Lent comes along, there is a crav­ing for she said.

Since 1990, the widow has been sell­ing for P10 a serv­ing in her eatery in barangay Cen­tro, Man­daue City.

She doesn't have any chil­dren but sent three neph­ews to school with the in­come from the caren­de­ria.

When they were still liv­ing in Or­moc City, Dangis said that they weren’t al­lowed to work dur­ing Holy Thurs­day and Good Fri­day.

But as time went by, pe­ple placed or­ders for food and for

dur­ing the Holy Week.

She shared with CDN her recipe for a tra­di­tion that has stood the test of time.

1 white sliced into cubes

1/2 cup white or brown sugar

2 pcs yel­low (sweet pota­toes) slice into cubes

1 (pur­ple yam) sliced into cubes 1 cup 4 ripe tain), sliced 6 pcs ripe (jack­fruit) 2 cups pure co­conut milk 1 cup co­conut milk, di­luted with wa­ter

(taro root)

or tapi­oca ba­nanas (plan-

1/2 cup sweet rice (

Make dough balls of the 1/2 cup of sweet rice. Mois­ten the rice with wa­ter un­til it sticks to­gether.

Roll the dough into 1/4 inch di­am­e­ter balls.

Boil eight cups of wa­ter in a pot. Add the sweet potato and ba­nana.

Af­ter a few min­utes when the sweet potato and ba­nana soften, put in the reg­u­lar or sweet rice dough balls.

Let it sim­mer un­til the rice be­comes soft and the sweet dough balls rise to the top when its cooked.

Put in the . When the soft­ens, put in about four cups of co­conut milk and let it sim­mer for about 15 min­utes.

Put in a cup and a half of sugar. Keep tast­ing the un­til it reaches its de­sired sweet­ness.

Add the rest of the co­conut milk and let it sim­mer for a few min­utes. Keep on stir­ring the

so that it doesn’t stick to the bot­tom of the pot. The co­conut milk makes it thick.

Add the and let it sim­mer for about 5 min­utes.

Add sugar be­fore it cools.

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