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Banana Leaves


Banana leaves are large, flexible, and waterproof. They are often used as ecologically friendly disposable food containers, wrappers or as “plates” and often used in Asian cuisine to wrap for or line trays before cooking, much as waxed paper or aluminium foil are. The leaves contain the juices, to protect food from burning and add a subtle fragrance and flavour to the food. They are sold in rectangular sheets, particularly in local markets.

banana leaves

Banana leaves should be passed over an open flame for a few seconds and be careful not to scorch them or you can blanched them for about 15 seconds before use to soften them, so they do not crack when folded.  

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Hello, I'm Ping Joven welcome to Pinoy Desserts the home of Filipino Dessert Recipes, I love sweets and I love to share my goodies with my family and friends. I’ve spent so much time in our kitchen even though I don’t have formal cooking education, but I cook and bake a lot. I have a large collection of cookbooks. I love watching Foodnetwork Channel & YouTube cooking videos it helps me develop my skills. To my fellow home cooks and home-bakers we should keep doing what we love and enjoy being creative in the kitchen. I also love taking photos of my food but, I’m not a good photographer, so I just hope and pray that my food will make you hungry, so you won’t notice my bad composition LOL. And lastly, please have mercy on my poor writing skills, English subject has always giving me a headache and as I compose this bio I can feel a migraine starts to kick in LOL. Thanks for visiting, have a nice day and may the blessings chase you today!

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