Friday, May 27, 2011

Changes and New Things

Hi Guys,

I will be updating my main blog with new ebooks..
If you are requesting for some articles be placed in there, please leave me a note here or comment and i will be more than glad to look it up for you.

I have also placed the Donation button on both of my blogs. Hoping i could raise a certain amount so i could replace my old laptop.

Thanks for your supports :)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

How to make Maruya

Maruya is my Mom's new recipe for her merienda store.
But her maruya was a lot different from what i know. I thought of only one variant of Maruya (Banana Fritters) and they are sliced bananas sitting side by side cooking using Riceflour mixture.

Maruya - Finished Product

Well, ive learned that this "Pounded Maruya" tastes a lot better because it has more flavour..
So here it goes .


one whole set (isang piling) Banana (Saba)
half cup Baking powder
one cup Flour
one cup Sugar
two eggs (optional)
half cup milk (optional)
Banana Leaf (optional)

Step 1
Peel off banana skin and prepare them for pounding. You can use mortar and pestle. Slice the bananas in small pieces to make it easy to pound. The outcome does not need to perfectly pounded. A little roughness is fine. Do this for all the bananas.

Step 2
Mix in sifted flour and baking powder to the banana. Add sugar. Optionally you can add eggs and milk for more flavour. Mix untill all ingredients are smooth. Your product will gain a little volume due to the baking powder. Try to taste if it needs more sugar.

mixing the banana paste with all the ingredients

Step 3
Scoop a good amount of the banana paste then put it in a small banana leaf.
The use of banana leaf is optional but it is one of the easiest and most conventional way to do this. Some would directly scoop and put in oil, however it comes messy because it is sticky.

placing the mixture in leaves

Step 4
Heat the pan. Put the banana leaf with the paste in the pan, the maruya will fall off the banana leaf a few second after it is drenched in oil, when that happens carefully remove the banana leaf. You can still use it for the next scoop. In replacement of banana leaf use wax paper, or in other provinces they use palm leaf.

frying the maruya

Fry the maruya evenly, medium to low, poke the middle with a toothpick to know if it is cooked already.

Step 5
Cool and place in basket with tissue paper to remove excess oil.
Serve with a chilling drink of your choice. For me i like to eat it with ice cream. :P


For a really nice effect in serving, dash the maruya with confectioner's sugar or for more flavour, try adding cooked ingredients in the mixture likes raisins, etc. I love it with walnuts.

Have a happy meryenda !!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Woot Woot BookMarked!

Hi all.
My name is Mau, I'm a Filipino working overseas.
I have started blogging a long time. Ive created My Corner back in 2007 as a diversion as i was moving on, from a heartbreak to be exact. I begin my new life by writing down the past and leaving the pain behind. I wanted memories so i decided to blog. Throughout the years i have been writing on and off. After some time Ive decided to leave the very personal things to myself. Unwritten and unsaid. Thus i made My Corner more of the general experience and book buff space. Well that explains why i am writing here now. Ive though to made this more of the personal general thingy space now ha-ha.
I was bored. But is also lazy. I am also away from home. I would normally have something to engage myself to after work. Being away is so different from being with your family. Back at home i have a dog to play with. But not here.
Thus bookmarked is born. I will write anything here that will be informational to everyone. They could be my experiences too :) like cooking (I Loove to cook) and discoveries (whatever ha-ha)
My BF and i will manage this blog, rather than playing RPG, this will keep us busy together. I can sense its gonna be a fun learning bonding for us.
If you are following My Corner, i hope you would follow this one too :) i am also willing to accept requests here or questions.
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