When I was younger, there was this wonderful Filipino bakery. Unfortunately, it closed around the time I graduated from high school (oh the memories). One of the pastries we would always get is the Pianono. This is a jelly roll filled with a custard cream and sprinkled with sugar. It has always reminded me of a pancake. I don't know why either, I have weird association to food and music. There are many versions of this recipe. I am still experimenting with my variation but I stumbled upon Kusina ni Manang version. I liked how she used simple ingredients and the outcome was very similar to the one I had as a child.
Yield: 1 ServingsIngredients
6 Eggs Separated
6 Tbl Sugar
6 Tbl Sifted flour
Cream of Tartar
First beat the egg whites with the cream of tartar until it is stiff. Than slowly add the sugar a tablespoon at a time. Beat the egg yolks and than add them to the egg whites at a low speed. When it is completely Incorporated, remove the bowl from the mixer and fold in the flour, a tablespoon at a time. Pour into a jelly roll pan lined with parchment paper. Bake for 15 minutes at 400F. Let the cake cool and place it on a cloth (I used a towel covered in sugar) or parchment paper. Remove the original paper lining. Spread your favorite custard or jam frosting over cake and roll.
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