PASTILLAS DE LECHE RECIPE - The 'No Cook Easy Way"
Pastillas de leche....kids love them, kids at heart are also crazy-addicted to these sinful treats. They can be lovely desserts or sweet-in-between snacks. The best part is they are quite easy to do.
Whenever we find ourselves in the mall which is every Sunday, our youngest child Job more often than not will not let up until his dad buys him his favorite pastillas de leche. His dad normally buys him a big box with 25 pieces and with the "help" of his sibs , finish it all of in under 2 minutes.. Not surprising, considering how small the pastillas are, rolled inside what looks like a bond paper wrapped in white japanese paper.
Last week, Job came up to me and requested me to make him pastillas de leche. So I went and googled the recipe plus checked out You Tube too. Here's what I found in Panlasang Pinoy. Only 3 ingredients and its the "no cook easy way".
2 cups Nido or Bear Brand powdered milk sifted
1 can 14 oz Alpine condensed milk
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1. Just mix them all together
2. The final mix will have a dough-like consistency
3. It is very sticky so I used two teaspoon to roll the pastillas in the granulated sugar
4. Roll in a pre-cut parchment or bond paper
Pastillas de leche literally means candies with milk and the "lazy" version ( which I adapted from panlasang pinoy) uses two kinds of milk - condensed and powdered and granulated sugar to roll them in.
A more complicated recipe uses boiled carabao milk before adding the powdered milk.