Jolly Back To School Baon Ideas + My Attempt at Food Photography

June 19, 2017

Jolly Eats PH

The first week of back to school in our household had been a struggle! First, we all found the need to wake up as early as 5 or 6 AM for Reiko's 7 AM class. He's already in Grade 1 and we didn't want him to be late. Second, because the class is too early for all of us, we want to make sure he won't go hungry in school, so breakfast and baon or snack in school is a must. 

Reiko always loves biscuits and chocolate drinks - like always. These have been the staple snacks for him in school ever since Kindergarten. Luckily, I got a hold of Lotus biscuits and Jolly Cow Chocolate Milk Drinks from Jolly Eats, and fortunately Reiko approved! 

(Plus I got to practice my food/product photography.) I shot everything indoors and didn't have the best lighting, although I did take advantage of the natural light coming into our window. ;) 

Jolly Eats PH

Jolly Cow Chocolate Milk

For his second week in school, I simply had him bring at least 3 pieces of biscuits and 1 choco drink for his baon. He would usually go home for lunch. 

Jolly Eats PH

Jolly Cow Chocolate Milk

Sorry, but I actually drank one (or maybe two) of the choco drinks and ate so many biscuits that I lost count. Haha! Sooo good! 

Jolly Eats PH

Aside from the biscuits and choco drinks, I also got a bunch of food products from Jolly Eats which I used for Reiko's baon. One of the recent ones we made was Maja Blanca - a popular Filipino dessert made from coconut milk, cornstarch, and sugar. We used Jolly Coconut Milk and Corn Kernels!

We prepared this over the weekend so that Reiko can bring it to school the next day (today) for his baon, and also share it with his classmates. 

Jolly Eats PH

I keep on saying we because as you know (and if you haven't yet), I don't really cook. So all credits go to my mother-in-law and my husband for making this yummy recipe. I really just ate and took photos. ;) 

We They didn't do anything special. It's the usual Maja Blanca recipe. But it's made even tastier because of the Jolly Coconut Milk, I swear. 

Ingredients: 
  • 3 cans of Jolly Coconut Milk (the first photo above)
  • 1 can Jolly Corn Kernels (photo below) 
  • 1 big can of condensed milk (14 oz)
  • 1 big can of evaporated milk (14 oz)
  • About 1/4 cup of sugar
  • Cornstarch (the entire pack)

Instructions: 

1. Pour the coconut milk in a cooking pot and bring to a boil.
2. Add the sugar, condensed milk, and corn kernels. 
3. Stir until all the ingredients are distributed evenly. Simmer for about 8 minutes.
4. Combine the evaporated milk and cornstarch, then whisk until the mixture is smooth and even.
5. Pour the milk and cornstarch mixture in the cooking pot and stir thoroughly.
6. Stir until the mixture reaches your desired thickness.
7. Pour the mixture in a serving tray and flatten the top. 
8. Let it cool, then refrigerate. 
9. Enjoy! 

We ate the first few servings warm though. Yum! Also, I used Reiko's Adventure Time food container to set aside his baon for today. ;) 

Jolly Maja Blanca con Maiz
 *We didn't actually use Coconut Cream (but it was the one I grabbed for the photos, lol!). 

Jolly Maja Blanca con Maiz

Jolly Maja Blanca con Maiz

Jolly Maja Blanca con Maiz


Disclaimer: I received the Jolly Food Products from Jolly Eats PH but all opinions on this post are my own. And yes, the biscuits, choco drink, and maja blanca are really delicious. ;) 



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