Mandaue City’s Nelda shares recipe for bestselling
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
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.