Pastillas Recipe also known as Pastillas de Leche, this treat is a sweet candy directly made from milk. The name when translated into Spanish means “milk tablets”.
It is mixed with sugar and lemon extract before it is molded and cut into little bits of candies (usually in circles) wrapped in colorful plastics or paper-cuts called ‘pabalat’.
This favorite sweet candy alternative originated from San Miguel, Bulacan, a town in the Philippines. Because of its addictive taste, the recipe’s popularity spread like wildfire to other regions, and now it has joined the list of the best ‘pasalubongs’. To commemorate the success of the confectionary, a “Pastillas Festival” is held annually every May.
It’s indeed one of the favorite delicacies that people can never get tired of. Its savory taste and sweet indulgence are what make people love buying or making it. But why buy when you can make your own?
If you are or know anyone who has a sweet tooth, this is perfect for you! See the details on how to create the perfect pastillas recipe, and enjoy the sweet result!
I did not like Pastillas Recipe as a child because it's sugary but when my wife cook it for our meryenda with the kids I ask her not to top with sugar as we all know that too much of it is not healthy specially for the kids.
It turned out to be nice still sweet but not too much and can be controlled as preferred, I guess you know what to do for this to be enjoyable by your family and friends.
- 2 cups powdered milk
- 380 g condensed milk
- 2 tbsp butter
- ½ cup white sugar optional
- Combine the powdered, condensed milk and butter in a bowl.
- Mix well.
- Make your desired shape.
- Roll in a sugar (optional)