Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Glutinous Rice Cake

This is an old Chinese recipe. locally here we call this "tikoy" but this is commonly called "nian gao", It's unbelievably easy to make. It's not a Filipino food recipe.

Glutinous Rice Cake

3 cups Glutinous Rice
1 1/2 cups water
4 tbspn. rice wine
1 1/2 cups sugar

wash rice until runs clear, drain

add 2 cups of water and let it sit for 1 hour, drain

add the 1 1/2 cup water and rice wine

steam in electric steamer for 20mins*

let it cool for 20 mins

then add sugar

steam again for 5 more minutes until sugar melts

in a 8x8x1 cookie sheet put a heavy duty cellophane then add oil

put rice in cookie sheet then let it cool

cut and serve


Sweet New Year Cake

The Filipinos has been very much influenced by it's neighboring and previous occupations, This recipe comes from China. We usually call this "tikoy" but you might know this recipe as "Nian gao". Sometimes we eat this by slicing a piece and dipping it in egg and frying it. From a tough consistency it becomes soft but I personally like it as is.
6 cups. glutinous rice powder
2 cups. sugar
2 cups. boiling water

mix sugar and water until sugar is dissolved

add rice powder, mix well, you should have a consistency of rice paste

in a steamer put a heavy duty cellophane at the bottom, pour rice mixture into steamer

steam for 2 hours

remove cellophane and let it cool (be careful it's hot)


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Buko Pina Ade

A very easy refreshing recipe to make during the summer.

20 pandan leaves
3 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup pineapple juice
coconut meat from 1 coconut

Boil 2 1/2 cups water with pandan leaves, leave for 5 mins. Strain Set.

Boil 1 cup water and sugar for 8 mintues. Set this syrup aside.

Blend shredded coconut meat and pineapple juice very well,

mix pandan juice, syrup and buko mixture into bowl

served with crush ice