Palitaw (Sweet rice cakes)

Palitaw (Sweet rice cakes)


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About this recipe: This sticky, chewy dessert is very easy to make and can also be served as a snack.

Emelita Rizal, Philippines

Serves: 10 

  • 120g glutinous rice (malagkit) flour
  • 200g sugar
  • 125ml (1/2 cup) water
  • 65g toasted sesame seeds
  • 120g grated coconut
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:50min 

  1. Mix the rice flour with 100g sugar and 125ml water, or just enough to make a soft dough.
  2. Mix the toasted sesame seeds with the remaining sugar. Mix the grated coconut with salt. Set aside.
  3. Fill a large pot about 6-8 litres half full of water and bring to a boil.
  4. Take a portion of the soft dough and roll it into a ball between the palms of your hands. Pull lengthwise and shape into a tongue.
  5. Drop into the boiling water. The cake is ready when it floats.
  6. Scoop it out with a strainer and roll it in the sugar-sesame seed mixture. Place it on a serving platter. Repeat with the rest of the dough.
  7. Top the cakes with coconut and serve warm.

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