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Friday, November 21, 2008

Palitao (Rice Patties with Sesame and Coconut)


We used to make this rice cake in the Philippines whenever there were birthdays or just ordinary days. I remember when my mom was still alive, she used to make these for our snacks. It's so easy to make and it doesn't need a lot of ingredients too.

Ingredients
1 cup sweet rice four
3/4 cups water
3 cups fresh coconut
2 cups toasted sesame seeds
2 cups sugar

Directions
In a mixing bowl, combine the sweet rice four and water to make a smooth dough. With floured hands, shape the dough into small patties, 3 inches in diameter and 1/2 inch thick.
Bring water in a saucepan to a boil and drop in the patties. When they float to the top, scoop them out and coat with grated coconut. Sprinkle with sesame
seeds and sugar and serve immediately.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

you use 3 cups of water and 1 cup of sweet rice flour? i tried that and there's no way i can make a dough out of that. how much water do you combine with the sweet rice flour?

Lisa said...

Sorry, I mistyped the measurement of water. It should be 3/4 cup only. I already corrected it here.