Lutong Pinoy Recipes


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You might already be familiar with SAPIN-SAPIN. It’s that sticky rice cake with different layers of colors that are sold in the morning, especially during the Christmas season. In fact, they are sometimes sold on the streets. Here’s a recipe of that delicious Filipino kakanin. It’s fun and easy to make. You can even put different colors of your liking!
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What You Need

  • 1 ½ cups glutinous or sweet rice flour
  • 1 ¼ cups rice flour
  • 1 ¾ cups sugar
  • 3 cups coconut milk
  • ¼ cup coconut cream
  • ½ tsp anise seed
  • food coloring (red, yellow, and purple)
  • ¼ cup ube powder
  • 2 cups shredded dried coconut
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil

What To Do

    1. In a bowl, combine sweet rice flour, regular rice flour, sugar and coconut milk. Strain until flour is dissolved and no more lumps are formed.
    2. Divide the mix equally into four bowls.
    3. On the first bowl, put about 8-10 drops of yellow food coloring. Mix together with ¼ teaspoon of anise seed and set aside.
    4. On the second bowl, add 8-10 drops of red coloring and mix together with the remaining anise seed.
    5. On the third bowl, mix the ube powder and 4-5 drops of purple food coloring.
    6. Add coconut cream to the last bowl.
    7. Prepare the steamer and brush the two 6-inch circular molds with oil.
    8. Starting with the purple mix, pour the mixture equally on the molds and steam for 7-8 minutes.
    9. Pour the yellow mixture next and then the red and lastly, the white. Each of the layers should be steamed for 7-8 minutes.
    10. Toast the shredded coconut in a pan until they are golden brown. Cool them down and grind coarsely.
    11. To serve, transfer the cooked sapin-sapin on a serving plate and slice according to preference. Then, top each slice with coconut bits on the center.