Kutsinta is another top Pinoy favorite snack. It is prepared using lye water which enhances its color. It is chewy and somewhat sticky but you would surely love the unique taste especially if it is your first time to try this delicious treat. I love it best with lots and lots of grated coconut for the toppings. It is one of the foods that lead me to remember the good old days that I spent in school. My best friend and I used to spend our breaks in the soccer field with a paper plate full of kutsinta. We just talk and talk about girly stuff without realizing that we have already consumed all of the kutsinta in no time at all.
If you want to try Filipino delicacies, you should never miss the yummy kutsinta. Surely, you would be asking for more once you take a bite of this delightful treat.
- 1 cup all-purpose or rice flour
- few drops of yellow food color
- 1 teaspoon lihia (lye)
- cup brown sugar
- cups water
- grated coconut
- Place water in a steamer and bring to a boil.
- Except for the grated coconut, combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl.
- Blend thoroughly until you have a smooth mixture which is free from lumps. Use a sieve to strain mixture and separate any lumps.
- Prepare muffin pans and fill half of each pan with the mixture. Steam for about 10 to 20 minutes.
- Allow to cool for about 5 minutes then take out from the pans.
- Top with grated coconut then serve.
Jasmine is a native Filipino with a passion for cooking and gardening. Her love of Pinoy food has lead her to create a website to share her favorite Filipino recipes with the world.
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