Baked By Anita

bakedbyanitaI don’t get to do as many food posts as I should, so I was thrilled when the kind people behind Baked by Anita asked me to share my thoughts on their absolutely delicious bocaditos.

Bocaditos in Spanish means a little snack or sandwich, which Baked by Anita has brought to a whole new level by offering an assortment of bite-sized fillings wrapped in a flaky, buttery pastry. They use organic ingredients and make their pastries with French butter. Definitely worth the 65PHP price per pop.

bakedbyanita3I was given a whole assortment to try, including their best-seller ‘wild mushroom’ which is a party of truffle flavors in your mouth.  I brought a bunch of them frozen on a beach trip, popped them in the toaster oven at sunset, and paired them with a glass of wine before dinner. Our friends loved every bite.

I asked the the lovely woman behind Baked by Anita (she’s a bit shy to say her name) to share a bit more about the brand:

Cat JL: Who exactly is behind Baked By Anita?
A foodie who’s constantly looking at putting together seemingly incompatible foods & reinventing food/flavor concepts. (Cat JL note: Told you she was shy.) 

Where did the idea of making bocaditos come from?
I advocate small servings/portions that have complexity in flavor yet well balanced.

How long does it take to make each one?
Each one goes through a 10 stage process from preparing the dough, shaping, baking blind, prepping ingredients for filling, cooking the filling for at least 2 hours, cooling down, encasing the filling, 2nd baking, blast frozen, and finally vaccum sealing. Completion takes a minimum of 12 hours. Everything is done by hand & always made fresh. No preservatives added. No synthetic ingredients. We try to go as organic as possible.

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What flavors are available?
You can tell the flavors by their marking on the top:

Wild Mushroom: (Heart marking on top) Italian porcini, premium shiitake, Gruyere cheese, white truffle oil, organic herbs & spices simmered for 2 hours in organic chicken stock.

Baby Spinach: (Leaf marking on top) Organic baby spinach from malipayon farms, French goat cheese, toasted pine nuts, organic herbs and spices, organic chicken stock.

Spicy Italian Sausage: (Flower Marking on top) Italian sausage, roasted red bell peppers, organic herbs & spices, simmered for 2 hours in organic chicken stock.

Chicken: (Star marking on top) Chicken, organic carrots, peas, fresh cream, organic herbs & spices, simmered for 2 hours in organic chicken stock.

Spanish Chorizo: (C Marking on top) Authentic Spanish chorizo made especially for BBA by Calidad Española, extra virgin olive oil, mozzarella, organic herbs & spices.

Chili-Lime Tuna: (Fish marking on top) Omega 3 rich tuna, fresh chili, local limes, organic herbs & spices, organic chicken stock.

What are your best sellers?
For the bocaditos: The wild mushroom (Cat JL note: This was super delicious! You all need to try this flavor)

If you receive them frozen how long can they store for?
Shelf life is 4 months unopened & 2 months once opened.

How do you heat them up?
Do not thaw. Heat in 350*f or 200*C oven or med-high toaster oven for 20 mins. If using small toaster oven, Bocaditos must be lined top & bottom with aluminum foil to avoid burning or scorching the Bocaditos.

If you’re interested in trying them yourself, here is their contact info:

Booth: 5/F, Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall Building D

Telephone number: call 02.7362877 to order

Email: simplygood@bakedbyanita.com

Website: www.bakedbyanita.com

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They deliver within Metro Manila and ship to provinces. They are also regularly in Baker’s Dozen Bazaar of PowerPlant Mall in Rockwell.

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  1. foolishgal says:

    Love, love, love the wild mushroom bocaditos. Glad that Toby’s Estates included them in their offerings 🙂

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