Last night it rained heavily and our tin roof, as always, leaks, so like most Filipinos, what I did was put pots and pans under these leaks to catch the rainwater. I don’t know, I had the roof “bandaged” but somehow rainwater has this ability to create holes in our roof.
I fetched my wife from work and on our way home, I was thinking of food, comfort food to cure that feeling of dampness and sluggishness that the rain brings. Rain plus champurado (rice cooked in chocolate) plus tuyo (dried fish) or dilis (dried anchovy) equals heaven. So I bought half a kilo of sticky rice, 15 pieces of dried fish, and sugar and chocolate and cooked champurado.
The problem was, because of the sticky rice, when the champurado cooled, it became so sticky that I’m thinking of putting the left over champurado in a baking pan, sprinkling some dried anchovy on top, I would then go around the neighborhood shouting, “Bibingka especial! Bibingka especial! Chocolate flavored, topped with dried anchovy!”
Naahhhhh…my neighbors knew better; they’ll know immediately that I’m selling brownies.