Filipino Sweet Rice Dessert : Kalamay with Arnibal (Sticky Rice Cake in Simple Sugar Syrup)
- LIPINO SWEET RICE DESSERT SHOPPING LIST:
- Glutinous Rice Flour
- Coconut Milk
- Anise Seed
- IN THE PANTRY:
- Jackfruit or Langka(optional)
- RICE CAKE
- 2 cups Glutinous Rice Flour
- 1 can Coconut Milk (2 cups equivalent), slightly heated
- ¾ cup Sugar
- ½ teaspoon Anise Seed (optional)
- 1 can Coconut Milk – to make Latik topping
- SIMPLE SYRUP
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1 cup Water
- ½ cup cubed Jackfruit or Langka(optional)
- Make the simple syrup by boiling the sugar and water and flavor with jackfruit. Set aside.
- Make the Latik.
- Mix the flour, coconut milk and sugar, then strain. Add the anise seed and latik(without oil).
- Place the mixture in a non-stick skillet and stir until they come together, about 5 minutes.
- Turn the heat to low, and add a couple tablespoons coconut oil to keep from sticking to the pan.
- Flatten to ¼ inch thick and turn or flip over repeatedly every 3-4 minutes, cooking for a total of about 15 minutes.
- Set on an oiled plate, cut in squares and put directly in the sugar syrup to keep from sticking together.
- Serve warm or room temperature.
- Cooking Tips:
- No jackfruit? Use other flavor options for the simple syrup : lemon (from lemon rinds), pandan, caramel(brown sugar) or just as it is.
- I use kitchen shears or scissors to cut the kalamay in serving sizes, so much easier than using a knife.
- The recipe starts off as a thick liquid rather than runny so the mix comes together right away during cooking, thus cutting the mixing time in the pan.
- Cook on low heat up to 12-15 minutes once the cake comes together to cook the flour thoroughly and to keep the cake from spoilage.