Kababayan is a type of sweet bread popular in the Philippines, muffin like in preparation and texture this perhaps is its most simplest version as its only made with just eggs, sugar, milk and flour
In Philippines not everyone owns an oven, in fact oven ownership is so low bakeries called panaderia are very popular, every village corner will have it and it is busy specially during the mornings and in the afternoon due to breakfast pandesals and merienda.
Every Filipino who grew up in the Philippines would know these baked goods, it’s so inexpensive (Php 0.25 to Php 0.50 each during the late 80’s to 90’s), very filling and some of them were really good, most of the ones I listed are my favourites apart from the monay and putok which is too dense for my liking.
Here in New Zealand there are some Filipino bakeries, some are legitimate and some home businesses, while they are nearly the same as the one in the Philippines, it is not exactly like it, it’s not as airy, it’s not as soft and not as fresh, it just don’t taste and feels exactly the same plus they are expensive as well, but we have no choice, unless you know how to make this by heart then you have no luck but be stuck in buying them. So, my goal is hopefully help those who are outside the Philippines to be able to make it at home, the easiest way possible, so for my share today here is a recipe of kababayan, one of the easiest Filipino bread to make, the Filipino style muffins.