Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Glutinous Rice Cake with Sweetened Coco Syrup Toppings





Finally, we found a househelp who's going to tend to the little rascals.  I'd have more time to do some personal matters specially that I have only a few weeks left here in the Philippines.   And while I am still here, I make it a point to cook kankanen.   

Here is another one of my kankanen experiments. I don't want to call the sweet toppings as latik which refers to the sweet toppings of biko and not the ladek or the fried brown residue of coconut milk after it is cooked for a long time, because I am not sure if I can call it as such :-( 

Anyway, this is not similar to biko though, as biko is usually finished off by putting the glutinous rice cake topped with the latik and baked for a few minutes in an oven.  This is a short-cut version of biko but I can assure you that it is delicious.  My parents, sister, and specially the kids love this because of the sweet toppings.



     GLUTINOUS RICE CAKE W/ SWEETENED COCO SYRUP TOPPING

Ingredients:

Glutinous Rice - 800 g.

Coconut milk -  enough to cook the glutinous rice
Cinnamon Stick

Sweetened Coco Syrup Topping

Coconut milk (first squeeze) - 2 cups
Molasses - 3 tbsp
Brown Sugar - 5 tbsp
Evaporated Milk - 300 ml



Check this for the easy instruction on how to make freshly squeezed coconut milk.  You can also use 50g of coconut milk powder or 200 ml of coconut cream


Cooking Procedure:

1. In a pressure cooker or a pot where you cook rice, place the glutinous rice, coconut milk, and cinnamon stick together. Then cook the glutinous rice the same way you cook a regular rice.

Sweetened Coco Syrup Topping

1. In a non-stick wok, or any pan you want to use, pour all the ingredients for the sweetened coco syrup toppings.  Stir and bring to a simmer.
2.  Simmer until the sauce is thick nut pourable  (at least 50% of the liquids had evaporated).  Stir occasionally.  Do not allow any lumps to form.

Serving :

Transfer the cooked glutinous rice cake in a pan or scoop a few on a plate, then top it with the sweetened coco syrup.




You can click the links below for a collection of kakanin  and Filipino merrienda recipes we have posted in this blog:

1.  Kakanin collection
2. Filipino Merrienda collection

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