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Back in the Day: Festive Filipino desserts carry holiday memories

  • Video by Craig T. Kojima / ckojima@staradvertiser.com

    Puto Maya is a traditional Filipino dessert served at Christmas. Here's how to make it.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Bingkang Binisaya is served in its banana leaf wrapper alongside Puto Maya, a steamed rice dessert. A chocolate drink is a perfect accompaniment.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Eva Washburn-Repollo stirs a mixture of black and white rice as it steams. Coconut milk and fresh ginger will be added to make Puto Maya, a favorite holiday dessert in the Philippines.

For Eva Rose Washburn-Repollo, the rice and coconut milk desserts of her childhood kindle memories of Christmas in the village of TanJay on Negros Island in the Philippines. Read more

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