Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Hizon's Special Queso de Bola Ensaymada

Ensaymadas have a special place in my heart. They remind me of summers spent with my grandmother, who'd come home from the market with a paper bag of ginormous ensaymadas, top-heavy with butter and sugar. I now lean towards the more subtle variants, of which Hizon's is a prime example. I ordered the large special ensaymada quezo de bola. Imagine ensaymada made of high-quality bread,  not too salty nor sweet: it's your grown-up ensaymada. Just add P15 and you can have your order grilled. This is how it looks like grilled. 

Grilling releases and intensifies the otherwise subtle flavors, crisps the pastry, and the resulting aroma of butter and bread is just intoxicating. You can also approximate this at home by popping the ensaymada inside the microwave for a few seconds. Best when paired with the slightly bitter hot choco. 

Hizon's Bakeshop
1197 J. Bacobo Street cor. Arquiza Street
Ermita, Manila
(+63) 02 524 8790

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