Pastillas are the confectionaries to have if you have a sweet tooth. You can serve these milk-based treats as a dessert, and they taste incredibly sweet whether refrigerated or served the same day. You can make pastillas right in your kitchen if you have a toaster oven. Read this pastillas recipe for more information on how to make pastillas.
Toasted pastillas originated in Bulacan province, Philippines, and have blown up everywhere ever since. There are many variations of pastillas, but milk is a common ingredient in these treats. As such, you can be sure to find plenty of recipes out there to make pastillas of your choice.
But in this post, we’re going to take you through the steps for making pastillas. So, you might want to sit tight till the end. Also, we will show you how to use your kitchen’s oven toaster to make pastillas. Therefore, be sure to read on for more information!
- 2 tablespoons of condensed milk.
- 2 cups of full cream powdered milk.
- cups of granulated sugar.
- 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter.
- Caramel sauce.
- Any food flavors.
- Any food colors.
Melt Butter and Allow It to Soften at Room’s Temperature
You will use a microwave to melt butter. You can then proceed to the following steps below.
Transfer The Melted Butter to A Large Bowl
The bowl should be reasonably large because you will mix ingredients inside it. After pouring the melted butter into the bowl, you will add powdered milk to the bowl.
Add Condensed Milk Gradually into the Bowl
You will use a small spoon in this step. Also, you will check the consistency of the forming batter from time to time. But that will be in the next step below.
Mix The Ingredients in The Bowl
You will mix the melted butter, powdered milk and condensed milk until they form a paste. This paste should thicken and not be runny. If the paste is still runny, ensure you add a few cups of powdered milk to thicken the paste. Once it is thick, refrigerate for 2 hours since this will guarantee easy handling.
Add Any Flavor and Food Color to The Paste
You can also add the caramel sauce for extra flavor. Your pastillas will have a unique color and flavor, depending on the ingredients you have chosen.
Mold The Paste Using a Pastilla Mold
You can find plenty of pastilla molds on the market. You can choose the one that works best for you. Or you can mold the paste with your palm since that is also an option, especially if you have no mold in your kitchen.
Coat The Molded Pastillas with Granulated Sugar
You can do the final touch by adding a layer of granulated sugar to the Pastillas to give them a sugary crust once you have baked them. At this point, you are ready to bake the Pastillas.
How To Toast the Molded Pastillas with A Toaster Oven
After molding the pastillas into the shape you love, you can toast them using a toaster oven. The cooking process is a simple one, and a toaster oven is easy to use. Your toaster oven has three controls: temperature, cooking program, and time/toaster. You will use the three controls to set the temperature, cooking function, and time. When toasting your pastillas, be sure to follow the steps below:
Set The Toaster Oven on A Flat Surface
Your kitchen countertop is an ideal surface for placing the toaster oven. Ensure you’ve set the toaster oven at a safe distance from the cabinet walls since the radiant heat might damage the walls.
Plug The Toaster Oven into A Wall Outlet
Your toaster oven is a kitchen appliance that uses electrical energy to function. And that’s why you have to plug it into a wall outlet in your kitchen.
Place The Molded Pastillas in A Baking Pan
Your toaster oven has removable parts such as the crumb tray, baking pan, rotisserie kit, and baking rack, among a few other accessories. You will use the baking pan in this case. As such, arrange the pastillas into the baking pan.
Select The “Bake” Function of The Toaster Oven
A toaster oven has more cooking functions than the “Bake” function. Examples include broil, toast, reheat, and Pizza, among other cooking functions. Since you want to make the pastillas, select the bake function.
Preheat The Toaster Oven To 180°F
After selecting the baking function, you will preheat the toaster oven at 180°F for 5 minutes. Your toaster oven will say Preheated after 5 minutes (this is the time you selected using the timer control). Then slide the baking pan with the pastillas into the toaster oven before closing the glass door.
Bake The Pastillas For 20 Minutes
You will adjust the timer after sliding the baking pan into the toaster oven. Your oven toaster will initiate a countdown. After the countdown is complete, the toasted pastillas will have a brown crust with the flavors of granulated sugar. And that’s how you make toasted pastillas using an oven toaster.
You want to monitor the cooking process to avoid burning your sweet Bulacan candies. The glass door is transparent enough to allow you to monitor the browning of the pastillas’ crust. After 20 minutes, your pastillas should have an excellent brown crust. But you still want to keep a closer eye on the candies to ensure they don’t burn.
Making pastillas isn’t as complex as you might have thought. With the right recipe and a toaster oven, your kitchen space will be where the whole process occurs. You can try different recipes since there are plenty, and you only need to choose one with appealing flavors.
We’ve gone through the procedures to follow when making pastillas. We’ve also looked at the cooking function and temperature setting you need to make pastillas. As a result, making pastillas is more straightforward than before. We hope you learned a new thing today. If you did, be sure to share your experience making pastillas and let us know what you think.