Pastillas, also known as Pastillas de Leche or Pastiyema is a milk-based confectionery with origins in the town of San Miguel in Bulacan, Philippines.
1 cup skimmed milk powder
1 cup milk regular powder
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Sugar for dusting
In a bowl, stir the skimmed milk with the condensed milk until smooth. Add the salt, vanilla and stir until well combined.
Dust a work surface generously with sugar. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and dust lightly with more sugar.
Scrape the pastillas dough onto the prepared work surface. Lightly rub your hands with oil and kneed the mixture a few times until smooth.
Roll each piece into a rope about 20 inches long and 1/2 inch thick. Using a sharp knife, cut each rope into 1-inch pieces. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet and refrigerate until firm.
Wrap each pastillas in a square of clear cellophane and twist the ends to seal.