Lengua de Gato

Lengua de Gato are long thin cookies that resemble the shape of a cat’s tongue. This might be the reason why these delicious treats were called such. Mixing, Piping, and Baking are the only things that you need to do. It is better if you have an electric stand mixer or an electric hand mixer to make the mixing process as easy as possible. The crucial element in mixing is to make sure that each of the ingredients are well distributed.

Piping is defined as an ornamentation on pastry edges and seams. This is usually done with icing to make a cake look more beautiful. In our case, we need to pipe the mixture so that a long thin shape can be achieved. This is done by placing the mixture in a piping bag with tip and pressing the bag over a wax paper lined baking tray until the desired shape is formed. As for the tip, I use the standard number 12 round tip.

The last process involved to complete our treat is baking. When baking Lengua de Gato, always remember to preheat the oven for 10 minutes before starting to bake. Since these are thin cookies, it could burn easily. Remember to stick to the given temperature, but check the color of the cookie once in a while. Sometimes, you’ll need to adjust the time depending on the oven that you are using.

For the complete Filipino Lengua de Gato recipe, the required ingredients, cooking and serving instructions, preparation time, meal nutrition information, please visit the Panlasang Pinoy web site by clicking HERE.

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