Kutsinta(Brown Rice Cakes)

Filipino Style Recipe: Kutsinta or brown rice cakes is another popular Filipino delicacy and pasalubong that is commonly sold along the streets. This Filipino brown rice cakes is made from rice flour, sugar dissolve in water and lye water together with annatto powder for coloring. Then pour in cup molds and cook in a steamer until firm. This delicacy is usually serve as dessert or snack in any special occasions.

1 cup rice flour
1/2 cup all purpose flour or cornstarch
1 teaspoon annatto powder
2 cups brown sugar
3 cups water
1 teaspoon lye(lihia) water
grated coconut for toppings(optional)

1. In bowl, combine rice flour,all purpose flour, annatto powder and sugar then mix well.
2. Continue mixing while gradually add water and lye water.
3. Pour the mixture into plastic cup molds then arrange in steamer.
4. Cover the steamer with cloth to prevent water from dripping in kutsinta.
5. Cover and steam for 40 minutes or until firm then remove from heat.
6.  Let it cool then remove from molds. Serve with grated coconut.



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