It’s that time of the year again!
Alaska Crema recently held another successful Merry Cremas Festival at the Eastwood Mall Open Park which gathered 20 of the metro’s hottest and up-and-coming food merchants who showcased their sweet and savory treats perfect for the holiday season.
All of the food merchants showed how easy it is to use Alaska Crema to create dishes that’s fit for the finest Noche Buena feast.
I think no one will disagree if I say that the all-purpose cream is the star of Noche Buena desserts, it’s practically a tradition. Fruit Salad, Buko Salad or Buko Pandan won’t be complete without this very important ingredient. Best of all, these desserts are so easy to make, you can whip them in a snap.
There are lots of recipes we can all try out for available at the Alaska Crema Facebook page. Here’s the compilation specifically for the Alaska Crema holiday recipes in case you like to skip to the best part. I’m interested in making Sopas ala Crema, Alaska Crema Fish Cauliflower (because I love my vegetables) and Alaska Crema Mango Float.
Merry Cremas Festival was open to everyone, all they have to do is register and they can sample all 20 dishes prepared by the food merchants. As I was invited to the event, I get to sample everything and I was so stuffed from eating I had to rest in between all the sampling I did. As a blogger, I got the chance to judge on which food merchants creatively used Alaska Crema in their dishes.
Here are my top five picks (in no particular order) –
Rouge Marnier by Sugar Babies Dessert Unlimited
Grand Marnier infused cheesecake coated in dark chocolate and red velvet cake crumbs. These little dynamites packed a punch. A perfect combination of cheesecake and Grand Marnier. I love the bite size portion they served us.
Oh, and can I just say I love how they styled their products? I hope someday I get to be good as the one who took this photo.
Meat Loaf ala Mary by The Serving Spoon Manila
Ahh yes, a savory dish. I love that the meat loaf is moist, cooked just right and as succulent as it can be. They are so generous to share the recipe. I want to try it out!
Balut ala Pobre with Alaska Crema by Itlog ni Kuya
For me, one of the most creative dishes I’ve tasted at the event is Balut ala Pobre with cream. The balut was sautéed in oil and garlic (ala pobre) then cream was added. Totally yum. I wanted rice with this pinky swear.
Matty’s Mango Cake by Cupcakes by Carmen
One bite was all it took for me decide to include this one of my top pick. Rich creamy no bake cake with the sweetest mangoes ever.
Just Dew It Cupcakes by The Cupcake Mistress
Don’t you just love how The Cupcake Mistress named her cupcakes. I love how the Ohreo Speedwagon was named.
And this, this is the cupcake that captured my heart – the Just Dew It Cupcakes. I have a penchant for creative cupcakes and the Mountain Dew – Lime flavored cupcake is just plain amazing.
Their caramel maple cupcakes (hmm why haven’t I thought of that combination?) is definitely a winner, too!.
Wanna know who won the Merry Cremas Festival Merchant Winners? Congratulations to Blue Toque, Kuya Pao’s and Cupcake Mistress! Well done!
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