Kutsinta (some other pronounce it as kutchinta or cuchinta) is another variety of kakanin in the Philippines that has a grated coconut meat. This kind of Islam in is usually served as merienda or snacks and dessert for us,Filipinos.
This steamed cake like kakanin is made from a mixture of rice flour,brown sugar and lye which is enhanced with yellow food coloring. Kutsinta is a jelly-like Islam in that has a grated coconut meat on top of it. It is frequently sold with puto. For a better or sweeter taste you can also add latik which also enhances the taste of your kutsinta.
How to Make Delicious Original Pinoy Kutsinta ( Brown Rice Cake) – #1 Kakaning Pinoy
- 2 cups Cassava Flour
- 2 cups all-purpose Flour
- 3 cups water
- 2 cups Brown Sugar
- 2 tsp. Lye Water/Lihia
- 2 tsp. Vanilla
- Grated Coconut(for toppings)
- Grated Cheese(for toppings)
- Other Ingredients:
- ½ cup of Brown Sugar
- ½ cup of Water
- In a cooking pan put the ½ cup of brown sugar and stir until melted.
- Add the ½ cup of water then mix until dissolved and set aside.
- In a mixing bowl, put the cassava flour, all-purpose flour, and brown sugar then mix well.
- While mixing, add water gradually and continue to mix until mixed.
- Add lye water, vanilla and mix well.
- Add dissolved sugar then continue mixing.
- Place the mixture into individual molds and arrange into steamer and steam for 40 minutes to an hour.
- After 40 minutes check if it is already cooked.
- Then remove and set aside.
- Remove the kutsinta into the molder.
- Serve with grated coconut or grated cheese on top.
How to Make Delicious Original Pinoy Kutsinta – #1 Kakaning Pinoy