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Saba Con Dalgona Recipe

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Saba Con Dalgona Recipe

Riding the current online trend, this snack/dessert dish is done with common pantry ingredients and of course with a household staple — SABA.  This recipe is a modern take on “Bananaque”, bruleeing the plantain after frying in butter and serving alongside with fun sandwich cookies, butterscotch, a nut praline using available nuts from your cupboard, and of course the current hit —  dalgona, an aerated mixture of instant coffee, sugar, and water.  Practically available in your cupboards.

How to Prepare Saba Con Dalgona


4 pcs Saba
1 tbsp Butter
1 tbsp Sugar for brûléeing

4 tbsp Sugar
2 tbsp Cashew Nuts
1 tbsp Butter
½ cup Cream

3 pcs Chocolate Fun Snack Cookie Sandwich
3 pcs Peanut Butter Fun Snack Cookie Sandwich

2 tbsp Instant Coffee Granules
2 tbsp Sugar
2 tbsp Warm Water

Serving Size

Good for 2 to 3 persons

  1. Fry saba in a preheated pan with butter. Fry over medium heat until cooked but not heavily caramelized. Sprinkle it with sugar and brûlée with a torch. Set aside for plating.
  2. To make praline and butterscotch on one pan, sprinkle sugar into the dry pan and put on high heat.  When there is a sign of smoke and the sugar starts to melt, swirl the sugar until fully melted. While sugar is melting, heat up nuts in the microwave or toss in a pan.  Tip the nut into the caramel and cover lightly. Place caramel-coated nuts on an oiled pan and set aside to cool. With the remaining caramel on the pan, heat it up again until runny consistency. Add butter and swirl and simmer until you smell a hazelnut aroma.  Add cream and whisk until smooth. Set aside for plating.
  3. To make dalgona, mix all ingredients together and whip until medium peaks. Set aside for plating.
  4. To plate, crush caramelize cashews using mortar & pestle to have your praline powder. For the deconstructed crust, smash in packages the fun cookie sandwiches until coarse consistency.  Scoop into plates. Top the crust with brûléed saba, put dollops of Dalgona and butterscotch and finally sprinkle with cashew praline. Serve and enjoy.