Sweet Cora

Sweet Cora: Stories and Recipes of Love, Loss and Memories We Baked


The first collection of recipe cards by Grace Guinto is the co-founder of The Entree.Pinays, a collective of Aussie-Filipinas working together to bring Filipino cuisine, culture, and community to the hearts, minds and tastebuds of Australians on Wurundjeri country. Grace is also the Chief Baking Officer of Sweet Cora, a catering business that brings Filipino flavours to the fore with traditional Aussie and American baked treats. She is a daughter of immigrants, a sister, a wife, and mother raising three children with pride in their hearts for their multi-cultural heritage.

Colourful recipes and techniques are included for Filipino minatamis (sweets), which includes: Polvoron, Calamansi Tart, Ube & Cheese Pandesal, Buko Pandan Mamon Cake, Halo-Halo Cookie, Cassava & Coconut Slice. 18 double-sided recipe cards to fit into your recipe box (152mm x 102mm / 4 x 6 inch) amongst your family's fav recipes.  

Available in two ways:

(i) Recipe card collection ONLY for $20

(ii) Recipe card collection WITH a clear recipe card box, an easy way of keeping your recipe cards organised and easily accessible in a sturdy, durable and long lasting clear plastic box. Each box will be filled with 20 Cornflake Crunch polvorons for $50.

Your generous support will help Grace to celebrate and commemorate Filipino culture, cuisine, and communities, and ensure the legacy and pamana of our matriarchs in the kusina are never forgotten. 

"Through my love of Filipino cooking, I pay homage to my mother, Corazon (‘heart’ in Spanish-Filipino), who I lost to cancer in 2013. She was my best friend, a kitchen confidente, my Sweet Cora, my everything. This collection of recipe cards represents the love, loss, and memories we baked. A collection of moments that awoke me from my grief, as I took out her recipe box and baked. Reflecting on the words my Mama wrote in the little book she'd take to chemo - 'Life isn't fair, but it’s still good. Matamis na buhay." - Grace Guinto

Photography by Maysie Lecciones

llustrations by @gillust_