Filipino Silvanas

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Filipino Silvanas

  • 6 egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted cashews, finely chopped


  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup salted butter, cubed and softened
  • Flavored extract of your choice
  • Food coloring of your choice


  • 2 teaspoons vodka
  • Food coloring of your choice
  • 1 1/2 cups fine graham cracker crumbs


  1. Preheat oven to 300°F.
  2. In a mixer, beat egg whites, until frothy on high speed. Gradually add cream of tartar, and beat until stiff. Then gradually sprinkle in sugar and continue beating, until it appears glossy.

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