Torta is one of the favorite goodies that has many features. In Tagalog regions ‘torta’ refers to a kind of omelette made with eggs, ground meat and sometimes minced onion and potato. However, in Visayas and Mindanao “torta” refers to a cake made with flour, egg yolks, and milk. It resembles a large cupcake often served as a dessert.
It is the most sought after dessert by fiesta goers during fiestas in Barugo, Leyte which is the home of the original and best tasting torta in town.
Here’s how to prepare the mouth-watering torta.
1 ½ kilos flour
20 pcs. egg yolks
4 cups white sugar
3 cups lard
1 big can of evaporated milk
1 big can condensed milk
1 bar butter
7 tsp. baking powder
1 cup water
1.Cream butter in a separate bowl.
2.Sift flour and baking powder. Set aside.
3.In a separate bowl, beat egg yolks then add condensed milk, white sugar and water. Mix until sugar granules are well melted.
4.Then add lard and a dash of anise seeds. Continue stirring while adding gradually the flour mixture.
5.Lastly, add the creamed butter then mix.
6.Pour one cup of mixture into each torta molder lined with Japanese Paper.
7.Bake in a moderate temperature (using a traditional oven) until golden brown.
8.Dash with white sugar on top of each cooked torta.
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AIRRA MAE ASTILLA DACUT
LETYE NORMAAL UNIVERSITY ABCOM INTERN