Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Kalamay na Pinipig

Kalamay na Pinipig
Pounded Rice Flake Cake
Kalamay is a sweet rice-based delicacy, that is popular in the philippines. Pinipig, a variety of this gummy chewy delicacy, is made from green pounded rice flakes, coconut milk and muscovado sugar, topped with coconut curd or flakes.

Ingredients :
  • 2 Cups pinipig
  • 2 Cans coconut milk
  • 1 Cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons
  • Coconut  curd (latik) 
  • Coconut oil 
  • Banana leaves

Directions :
  • Soak the green pounded rice flakes in a can of coconut milk  for half  hour.
  • Line the pan with banana leaves and brush with coconut oil from latik.
  • In a large non-stick saucepan, combine coconut milk and brown sugar.
  • Bring  to a boil over medium high heat, keep stirring and let the sugar dissolve.
  • Add the green pounded rice (pinipig), keep stirring to mix with the coconut mixture.
  • Turn the fire to a low heat and keep on stirring with a wooden spoon until it thickens.
  • Pour into a pan lined with banana leaves and flatten the top with oiled banana leaves.
  • Sprinkle some latik on top and let it cool.
Cooking Tips :
  1. Palm sugar can be a substitute for brown sugar.
  2. Lightly heat the banana leaf over the stove-top burner  to make it  easier to handle.
  3. For Dark brown color texture, use brown pounded rice and sugar.

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