My friend Ellaine and I share the same cravings for almost the same food– pasta, quinoa, cakes, etc. We spend a great time talking about recipes, desserts and dishes. Our favorite hang out is sitting down with a cup of tea and enjoying our favorite cheese cake. And lately, we discovered that we are also both fans of Brazo de Mercedes.
Brazo de mercedes is another type of dessert in the long list of yummy sweet delicacies in the rich Pinoy goodies aisle. It is a type of sponge cake made with soft meringue rolled around a rich custard filling. In the Philippines, we usually buy this from big commercial bakeshops like Red Ribbon and Goldilocks.
Ellaine and husband Ronald have been talking about this century-old panaderia (bakeshop) in their hometown, Pasig, that is known because of its finest bread and Brazo. Dimas – Alang Bakery was founded in 1818 and is still operating.
And now that Ellaine and the whole family are en route for a homecoming, she told me the first thing she wanted to see on the table is Dimas Alang’s Brazo. haha.
To my friend Ellaine, enjoy your homecoming. Looking forward to your photo as you feast over your beloved Dimas Alang Brazo. Save a bite for me . Lots of wonderful memories await the whole family. Have fun in our motherland!
Here in Winnipeg, I go over heels with the Brazo version of ate Chari. She just brought her kitchen secret to the world to taste when she eventually put up Charita’s Cuisine. I first got a taste of her mouth-watering brazo at the Food-o-Rama festival earlier this year. And this weekend, at the Oktoberfest. I just love it! Ellaine and I agree this is heavenly!
Ate Chari also makes crinkles and cassava cakes. For preorders, contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org Call us: (204) 293-3901.
Brazo de Mercedes from Charita’s Cuisine, Winnipeg