Saint Valentine’s Panetela / Rebeca Monzo


6 eggs

1 – 1/2 cup sugar

1 – 1/2 cup flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 – 1/2 teaspoon salt

6 teaspoons of water

1 teaspoon vanilla


Turn the oven to 325 degrees F.

Lightly grease a Pyrex 13 x 9 x 2 inches or so.

Separate the egg whites from the yolks. Sift flour with baking powder and salt.

Beat egg whites until stiff, adding sugar gradually. Add the yolks one by one and then the dry ingredients alternately with water, folding it together. Pour into pan and bake about 40 minutes.

Soak the panetela with strawberry syrup and cover with the fruit jam or cherries. If you have it at your fingertips guava jam is also delicious. Place a decorative ribbon around the edges of it.

This can be a good present for gift giving to your partner and makes the table look appropriate to this day.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 13 2012