How To Make Pastillas De Leche In Just 30 Minutes

How do you make pastillas de leche? This is one of the questions many people are searching for answers online. In fact, most of them are trying to figure out how to make tasty and delicious breakfast they can easily carry to work. The closest many of them have come to solving this problem is by making pastillas de leche. The only problem they encounter is how to make them.

​As a cook, I know what it takes to make this Spanish dish because I often make them for my kids. If you want to know how to make pastillas de leche, just continue reading the tutorials below.

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​About Pastillas De Leche

Pastillas de leche, shortened as pastillas, is a mouth-watering dessert made of just fresh milk and sugar. This delicious and tasty piece of sweetened candy is well known and loved by many people in the Philippines. You can make this dessert with a bit of cooking or without cooking at all.

This dessert comes in different flavors. You can make your own version at home depending on the flavor you want. It makes great party treats, giveaway treats, present for your friends and even as your kid’s birthday gift.

If you are looking for a business idea, this Filipino dessert can be a good source of income too. It takes only 45 minutes to convert 1 liter of milk into pastillas de leche. With this amount of milk, you can make more than 50 pieces of pastillas each weighing 5 grams.

Making Pastillas De Leche

​Below are step by step guides on how to make cooked and non-cooked pastillas de leche. The preparation time for each recipe is 10 minutes. For cooked pastillas, the cooking time is 15 minutes.

Instructions for Making No-Cook Pastillas

​1. Pour the 1 can of condensed milk and 2 cups of powdered milk in a large bowl.

2. Mix the condensed and powdered milk together.

According to my experience, the mixture may be hard to mix together because of its thickness. Just have patience and use a thick and strong spoon.

3. Add the 1 tablespoon of margarine to the mixture.

In my case, I use real butter because it adds an extra creamy flavor to the candies. Whatever you choose, just pour it into the mixture and mix thoroughly until you achieve a thick batter.

4. Shape the batter cylinders, circles or whatever shape you like for your pastillas.

​I like to shape mine into cylinders more like Tootsie Rolls. You don’t need any special equipment to make these shapes. Just use your plain hand to produce the desired shape you want. Once you are through, place the pieces on a large plate.

5. Pour the 1/2 cup of sugar on a separate plate. Put the pieces into the plate containing sugar and cover all parts with the sugar.

6. Cut the wax paper or Japanese paper in advance into the desired shape.

Wrap each sugar coated pastilla with the shaped paper. It is quite easier.

Just place each piece in the center of each paper and wrap the ends of it.

7. That is it.

Just put the pastillas de leche on a party plate and serve. You can serve them as a snack or as a dessert.

​Instructions for Cooked Pastillas

1. Combine 2 cups of powdered milk, 1 can of condensed milk and 1/2 cup of sugar in a saucepan.

Stir the mixture thoroughly as you heat them over medium heat until they turn into a paste or batter.

2. Add the 1 tablespoon of margarine and continue to mix the combination thoroughly.
3. Remove the paste from the stove and then remove the paste from the pan into a large bowl.
4. Shape the batter cylinders, circles or whatever shape you like for your pastillas.

​I like to shape mine into cylinders more like Tootsie Rolls. You don’t need any special equipment to make these shapes. Just use your plain hand to produce the desired shape you want. Once you are through, place the pieces on a large plate.

5. Roll the pieces lightly in sugar.

Also, you don’t need any special equipment. Just use your plain hands make sure each pastilla is lightly and evenly covered in sugar.

6. Cut the wax paper or Japanese paper in advance into the desired shape. Wrap each sugar coated pastilla with the shaped paper.

Wrap each sugar coated pastilla with the shaped paper. It is quite easier. Just place each piece in the center of each paper and wrap the ends of it.

7. You are through with making your cooked pastilla.

Just put the pastillas de leche on a party plate and serve. You can serve them as a snack or as a dessert.

Video On How To Make Pastillas De Leche

Below is a helpful video that will help you learn how to make pastillas de leche at home.

Conclusion

There are several variations of pastillas you can try at home. Besides Pastillas De Leche, you can also make Pastillas De Nangka, Mocca Pastillas or Pinipig Pastillas. For Pastillas De Leche, you can use carabao’s milk, cow’s or goat’s milk.

​If you like Pastillas de leche recipe or have any other way to help people know how to cook this Filipino dish, just feel free to share with us. If you have any question, feel free to ask in the comments section below.

​Do you want to know how to cook pastillas de leche? Are you looking for the tasty and delicious pastillas de leche recipe to try at home? Do you want to know the ingredients to make pastillas de leche? Do you want to know the items you need to make pastillas de leche? This article contains all the information that you want. The article contains step by step guide on how to prepare cooked and non-cooked pastillas de leche. Just read on to learn more.

How To Make Pastillas De Leche In Just 30 Minutes
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