Friday, April 20, 2012

MAJA BLANCA, Filipino desserts

*1/2 cup thick coconut milk
*1 cup rice flour
*1 cup sugar
*1/2 cup cornstarch
*3 tbsp sweet corn kernel
*4 cup fresh coconut milk or water
*1/2 cup grated frozen buko (optional)

*Boil thick coconut milk in a saucepan until the oil is extracted and the precipitate forms into a dark brown color.This is called latik.
*Drain the latik from oil and set aside.
*Grease a 13-inch rectangular dish with coconut oil.Set aside.
*In a medium saucepan, blend rice flour, sugar, sweet corn kernels, cornstarch, and fresh coconut milk.
*Stir in grated buko (if used)
*Boil over slow heat, stirring constantly to prevent lumps, unit mixture is clear for about 3-5 minutes.
*Pour hot mixture into prepared dish and allow to set.Sprinkle lantik on top.Cool before slicing.
*When rice flour is not available, soak 2 cups rice in 2 cups water overnight.Put thought blender and process until smooth.

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