Another Filipino delicacy from Quezon Province,Philippines,which is made from grated cassava,sugar and water is “Pichi-Pichi”. This is the kind of delicacy which is usually eaten during breakfast or snacks.
Pichi-Pichi is more tempting when you add pandan essence. If you want it to prepare for a party,well you can make your Pichi-Pichi colorful in accordance to your preferences. Because as a Filipino we do love varieties of kakanin like this. This delicacy don’t need to be cooked in an oven because even a simple steamer will help you to cook this cake like kakanin.
Pichi Pichi Recipe
- 1 – ½ cups grated cassava
- food coloring (optional)
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 bundle of pandan leaves,boiled in 2 cups water until reduced to one cup, and cooled ( or canned pandan concentrate, or a few drops of pandan essence in a cup of warm water)
- ½ tsp lye water ( lihiya)
- grated coconut for topping
- Mix the sugar and the pandan flavored water and mix until sugar is dissolved. mix in the cassava and then add the lye water drop by drop mixing well as you do so.
- Pour into a mold or bowl that fits your bamboo steamer. steam until the mixture becomes translucent.
- While still hot scoop out the cooked mixture (use ice cream scoop or a tablespoon the same size as the scoop) and roll into grated coconut.