Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tabirak, Binignit, Ginataan Recipe (Filipino Dessert / Sweets)

Another Filipino dessert / sweets. Another one that I really love to eat, specially when my mom makes it. She doesn't make it too much since it's got coconut milk and it's too sweet. This typical dessert is good to eat warm or cold. I prefer it warm, I have tried it cold but it's not my thing.

This recipe my my moms, so this is the way she explained it to me.
Water (How much water mom) Ahhh, it depends if you like it watery or thicker (LMAO). She then proceed to say, a little bit of this and a half a bag of that and so on. So anyway, I have it changed so you can understand it. This type of food is hard to mess up since it's already a messy mess to begin with.

What you need:
  • WATER (like mom said it depends on how much you want to make or how thick you want it, so start with 8 cups of water and if it's too sticky for you you can always add more but you can't take out)
  • 1 CUP SWEET RICE ( Pilit or sticky rice)
  • 2 RIPE PLANTAINS / PLATANOS (Philippine banana if available - SABA)
  • 2 SWEET POTATO (Medium size)
  • 1 YUTIA LARGE (This is optional if not available just add more banana or sweet potato)
  • 1 CUP OF JACKFRUIT (Or one can, this is also optional, I don't like it so I don't use it)
  • Brown sugar (You have to taste it as you do the cooking)
  • 2 CANS Coconut milk (or fresh coconut milk, if available)
1) Soak the tapioca in a warm water and let it sit for 30 minutes or so, since tapioca is hard and sticks together so you want it to sit for a while.
2) Boil water on a large pot.
3) Place the sweet rice on the boiling pot, constantly stir the pot so the rice won't stick.
4) Place the tapioca if you think the rice is almost cooked, then just jeep an eye and stir to keep them no to stick to each other. (You can add more water little by little if it's too sticky, and don't forget you still have the coconut milk in the end)
5) Add the banana and make sure the banana is almost cook before adding the yutia and yams. Cook until all is soft and done, then add the brown sugar and just keep tasting it until you reached the sweetness you want.
6) place the coconut milk in the end when everything is cook and stir well.
7) Taste one more time *smirk* and make sure everything is cooked, then enjoy! You can share some or not but you better share coz there's a lot.

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