Pastillas (sometimes called Pastillas De Leche) is one of the more famous desserts in the Philippines. It came from a Spanish word that means ‘milk tablets’ or ‘milk pills’. It is a milk-based confectionary that we can easily find in pasalubong centers, restaurants, and even supermarkets.
Although it originally came from Bulacan, it is already found anywhere in the country, with each place having their own version of the delicacy. Some versions even involve carabao milk while the simplest can be made from any powdered milk.
This recipe is the quickest and easiest version you’ll find, and it involves the least ingredients needed. It’s so easy, even kids can do this at home. Now you can satisfy our sweet tooth anytime you want to. Try it now! See the recipe below:
- 2 cups powdered milk (Anchor/Nido/Bear Brand)
- 1 can, 14 oz condensed milk
- sugar for coating
Note: Add 1/2 to 1 cup powdered milk if needed
How To Make Pastillas:
- In a bowl, combine powdered milk and condensed milk. Mix well using a spoon.
- Set aside for about 10-15 minutes before shaping.
- Shape into balls or mini cylinders or logs (see video below).
- Coat with sugar
- For balls, you can insert toothpick in the center. For cylinders, you can wrap in cellophane or food paper.
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