How to Make Filipino kutsinta (brown rice cake)
First things first. Below you will find ingredients of Kutsinta for four (4) servings:
flour - 1 cup
brown sugar - 2 cups
water - 3 cups
lye water (potassium carbonate solution sold in Asian food stores) - 1 teaspoon
Freshly grated coconut (budbod na niyog)
Mix well. Make sure that the mixture is smooth and free of lumps. Pour into molds (hulmahan), half-full. Steam in a large pan with a cover; the water should be 2 inches deep. Cook for 40-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Add more water if needed until cooking is done.
Remove from the muffin pans and serve with freshly grated coconut.