Pizza from left-over breads

bread-pizzaThere are times when we almost lost ideas as to what to prepare for breakfast, I know most moms can relate to this scenario. Our family is used to eating bread every morning for breakfast, most of the time we have eggs cooked sunny-side up or hotdogs, cheese, butter or peanut butter.

So to veer away from the usual, since I have some ingredients in the pantry and fridge, I made this bread pizza from left-over sliced bread and buns. Not only for breakfast but also for afternoon snack or merienda, and the kids love it.

Ingredients:

  • Breads, if buns slice into halves
  • Spaghetti sauce for pizza sauce or you can use catsup or tomato sauce
  • shredded cheese or better if you have melted cheese
  • hotdogs sliced or diced for the toppings
  • or you can add ham, bacon or any available toppings on your freezer
  • you can add onion rings or bell pepper rings, the choice is endless
  • bake in an over or bread toaster for 10 minutes or until the cheese melts, and you’re ready to go. Chow!!!

Puto Bumbong – Rice cake

Puto BumbongI’ve been craving for this food for a while since I wasn’t able to eat it last Christmas, because Puto Bumbong is very much associated with this holiday season specially during the traditional Simbang Gabi or Misa de Gallo (an evening mass from the 16th of Dec. till 24th) a snack people eat after attending the mass.

It’s not everyday you can find this snack anywhere so it’s only once a year you can taste it unless you’ll find a specialty food store that serves it or make your own at home. And thanks to my son for bringing this puto bumbong home together with a bibingka (another local rice cake) and that’s solved my cravings. lol.

Puto bumbong isĀ  a Filipino sweet delicacy made from purple-colored glutenous rice, placed in a small bamboo pipe and steamed, when cooked, set in a banana leaf, spread with butter and topped with freshly grated coconut meat and sugar.