Friday, September 3, 2010




2 cups sticky rice flour

1 cup grated young coconut

1½ cups water

½ cup sesame seeds

2½ cups white sugar


· Combine the grated young coconut, sesame seeds and the white sugar together on a bowl. Mix very well and set aside.

· Dissolved the 2 cups sticky rice flour into a cup of water. Mix very well using your hands.

· On a deep sauce pan, bring half of the pan of water to the boil.

· While waiting for the water to boil, scooped a spoonful of the mixture and form each into round flattened shape. Place each palitaw patty on a plate powdered with flour or rice flour.

· Repeat the second steps until all the mixture has been used.

· Gently soak the palitaw patty onto the boiling water and wait until the patty floats from the boiling water.

· Once the patty was already floating, it means it is already done and cooked. Remove from the boiling water each palitaw, one by one, and dip its both side on the coconut mixture. Place on a serving platter.

· Repeat seventh step until all the palitaw patties has been cooked and dipped.

· Ready to serve.


Did you know that the word “Palitaw” came to a Tagalog word (Philippines dialect) which means “ to float”. So it was named by its own reaction. If the Palitaw patty already floats, it means its already cooked and ready to be removed from the boiling water.