a simple but yummy dessert dish, traditional to the Philippines and southeast asia in general. one of my very favourite desserts. this recipe makes a buttload. about 50 servings.


5 1/2 cups mochi rice 5 1/2 cups water 1 can (13 oz) coconut milk 1 lb dark brown sugar Banana leaves (traditional, but not essential) 1 cup roasted shredded coconut


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine coconut milk and 1 1/4 cups of brown sugar.
  3. Cook over medium heat for about 20 minutes, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens.
  4. Wilt the banana leaves in the microwave. line a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan with them.
  5. Stir remaining brown sugar into the rice; mix well.
  6. Reserving 1/2 cup of the coconut milk mixture, stir remainder into rice. Put it into the pan lines with banana leaves.
  7. Pour the reserved 1/2 cup coconut milk mixture over the rice.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes.
  9. Sprinkle shredded coconut over the top of the rice.
  10. Broil for 5 minutes to brown top.
  11. Cool and cut into squares.

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