Pastillas de Gabi (Taro Root Pastillas)

This is a pastillas de leche recipe added with boiled gabi or taro root. Depending on the color of gabi used, whether is purple or white will be the color of the pastillas. But its up to you if you want to add food coloring to make it more appetizing. When boiling the taro root, it is more convenient to boil it with out peeling it because it is a little slimy when peeling it uncooked.


How to Make Pastillas de Gabi (Taro Root Pastillas)
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Filipino
Serves: 2 dozen
  • 2 cups young gabi, boiled, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1 can (300 ml) condensed milk
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
How to make Pastillas de Gabi:
  1. Blender gabi and condensed milk until smooth.
  2. Cook over low heat in saucepan.
  3. When thick, add confectioner's sugar.
  4. Continue cooking until almost dry.
  5. Transfer into butter-greased pan. Then cut into desired pieces.
  6. Roll in granulated sugar.
  7. Serve or wrap in colorful Japanese paper or cellophane.


Pastillas de Gabi