I really believe that some of the country’s best chows are sourced by home-based food purveyors. May it be an heirloom recipe or one that’s perfected and made with much passion and dedication, I really admire how they put so much effort in developing the recipes that really sets them apart with most of the commercialized counterparts. One recent discovery are some fantastic pastries from Homemade Treasures by Ms. Chona Ayson, a home baker that’s based in Pampanga that’s really famous for her classic ensaymadas.
This is her 1930’s Classic Ensaimada, one that’s done right with all the good stuff; butter, sugar, and cheese, lots of them. Unapologetically cheesy, with all that sharp flavor that I just can’t get enough of, then you get all these caramelized sugar bits in all the right places, this is without a doubt, the best classic ensaymada I had.