Sunday, March 08, 2015

Maja Blanca Recipe

Maja blanca is a Filipino dessert made primarily from coconut milk. Also known as coconut pudding, it is usually served during fiestas and during the holidays, especially Christmas.

4 cups coconut milk
3/4 cup cornstarch
14 ounces condensed milk
3/4 cup fresh milk
3/4 cup granulated sugar
15 ounces whole sweet kernel corn
5 tbsp toasted grated coconut

Pour the coconut milk in a cooking pot and bring to a boil.
Add the sugar, condensed milk, and whole sweet kernel corn then stir until all the ingredients are evenly distributed.
Simmer for 8 minutes
Combine the fresh milk and cornstarch then whisk until the cornstarch is diluted
Pour the fresh milk and cornstarch mixture in the cooking pot and stir thoroughly.
Allow to cook while stirring until the mixture reaches your desired thickness
Pour the mixture in a serving tray then arrange and flatten the top using a flat tool such as a wooden spatula
Allow to cool down then refrigerate for at least 1 hour
Garnish with toasted grated coconut (or latik if available)
*See how to make latik below
Serve cold. Enjoy!



*How to Make Latik (Coconut Milk Curds)

2 cups coconut cream

In a pan over medium heat, add coconut cream and bring to a boil. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until liquid starts to thicken. Lower heat and simmer. As oil starts to separate and solids begin to form, regularly stir and scrape sides and bottom of pan to prevent from burning. Continue to cook and stir until curds turn golden brown. Drain latik from the oil and store in a container until ready to use.

1 comment:

Jenny Urbano De Guzman said...

Latik tastes bitter when eaten alone, but surprisingly it goes well with Maja Blanca. Perfect match.