Anyone who goes to Baguio has to go to Good Shepherd convent to buy all sorts of yummy goodies created by the nuns.
It was Jennie’s driver’s first time to go to Baguio so she brought her Garmin gps which she uses in Canada and the USA. I was surprised that it worked perfectly in Baguio. Without it we would have wasted so much time.
I had to buy ube jam, a bottle of mango jam and alfajor cookies which a reader of my blog suggested I buy. I’ve never tried it before and I took a risk buying several jars as presents for family and office co-workers.
The Alfajor or dulce de leche cookies (recipe) were a good buy! The shortbread cookies were soft and crumbly and the caramel filling wasn’t sweet or sticky. It had a faint citrus flavor from the lemon rind. I wish they’d amp up the lemon rind or even kalamasi juice for more flavor. I bet that would taste great with the caramel. The cookies were good as is but tasted even better when refrigerated.
Alfajor cookies P95
Unfortunately we also decided to try their other cakes. Big mistake. The strawberry shortcake was obviously several days old and was as hard and dry as cardboard. When we complained they took it back without comment. They knew it was old and still served it. Bad, bad move.
The cheesecake was marginally better. It was also a bit drier than what you would expect from a cheesecake. We tried to return it too but they indignantly replied, “it’s newly baked!” So we had to just eat what we could.
We all shared a slice of cassava cake before deciding if we will buy a whole box each. It was definitely so much superior to the two previous cakes. Our only comment was it was too smooth. Most of us liked our cassava cake chunkier and with shredded cassava. So we didn’t buy anymore.
We went to The Manor Hotel to buy some bread and pastries and take a LOT of pictures. I’m just showing the 3 out of 20 without people.
Good Shepherd Convent
15 Gibraltar Road, 2600 Baguio City
Telefax (074) 424 11 09 – Convent
Telefax (074) 442 3865 – Center
Mile Hi Center Sheridan Dr.
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